Wright Beauty Academy in Battle Creek

Battle Creek, MI

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)

Wright Beauty Academy offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. 3% are women, and 97% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Wright Beauty Academy is 8158$, that is at the level of national average. 84% of full-time Wright Beauty Academy students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $18,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Wright Beauty Academy is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Wright Beauty Academy students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,158
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the (the 2d largest program, lasting 5 months) is $2,292 per year and $27,500 in total. Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor is the third largest program at Wright Beauty Academy, and it takes a full-time student 5 months to complete. This one will cost $1,813 per year and $21,750 for the full completion.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


26 of Wright Beauty Academy undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 39 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Wright Beauty Academy number 171 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Michigan.

Students at Wright Beauty Academy awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Graduation Rate


Wright Beauty Academy graduation rate is above the national average.

84% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Wright Beauty Academy completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Wright Beauty Academy is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Wright Beauty Academy the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Wright Beauty Academy and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 492 Capital Sw address in Battle Creek, Michigan.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Wright Beauty Academy with 2.33% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are robbery and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Wright Beauty Academy offers 9 programs in total: 6 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 194 universities in Michigan state. Wright Beauty Academy is one of the few institutions in Michigan that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Michigan state average data to help you compare.


Wright Beauty Academy provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 50 students with 44863 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Wright Beauty Academy

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Terrible place to go. Hot water runs cold too often. Teachers act like they need the help

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Do not go to this school! You will regret it! They waste your time and money. They are extremely petty and ridiculous.! They taught nothing! I have plenty of proof. Very ran down, cold, dirty looks nothing like he pictures.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I went in yesterday 7/19/17 and Victoria M did my hair. Full head of foil highlights. And they look great. Everyone there was so nice! I will be back and I hope to have Victoria again. 😀

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Very relaxed atmosphere, willing to work with you no matter what!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This review is from my fiance'. "I attended Wright Beauty Academy this year. I was very excited about my future career as a cosmetologist but quickly realized what a terrible school I’d chosen. Our time as juniors consisted of everyone pretty much sitting on their phones looking at youtube and trying to replicate tutorials which would be fine if that’s what we were paying for but we were not. For almost $13,000 I expect to be instructed. They put several of us on the floor before we even hit 350 hours which is illegal and I expressed that I did not feel prepared but was assured it was time because they were moving in a new class. While in the junior room one to two days a week our instructor was given the day off for what I assume to be cutting corners for costs and we were left to our own devices with no lesson plan or supervision. There was a lot of favoritism among the faculty. Some girls were given the liberty of pretty much wearing and doing whatever they pleased despite handbook policy. I was denied on several occasions the ability to have a print out of my clock in and out hours.. the reasoning being that it took too much paper and that they would show me my clock in and out hours but not “right now” and “right now” never came. They also had a registered tier three sex offender attending on campus alongside underage high school students whom he often invited to his car in the parking lot and used very sexually explicit language toward them. When some of the students began to talk they called us into their office to say “he’s a very nice guy and we’d trust our daughters with him” which I didn’t feel was any consolation regarding these young naïve girls who were exposed to him. Despite my lack of training regarding hair cutting they rarely gave me cuts to teach me. I was very good at nails because I took the time to teach myself when the instructor wasn’t there so they began setting me up with nail appointments every day. I told them that I needed more practice with hair cutting but they continued to give me nails even when tail techs were available for appointments. This made it so I wasn’t getting enough hair cutting MPAs to graduate. I finally told them I wasn’t taking anymore nails and they were pretty upset. Not enough MPAs means I would have to go over contract to graduate therefore they would make more money off of me. During our lunches we were regularly pulled from eating to take clients when girls were available on the floor but were doing eachother’s hair. These were the privileged ones. The favorites so to speak. When working on clients as a senior it was nearly impossible to get help. It was usually one instructor to fifteen students and we’d be left waiting for up to fifteen minutes before help would come and that’s very dangerous when you’re doing color or a perm. Sometimes the instructors would be outside smoking behind their cars so you couldn’t find them. These are only a few of my grievances over this school. I’m starting another program and because of my lack of knowledge when testing out due to Wright’s poor education my near 800 credit hours has been transferred down to 600 to give me 200 extra hours in the junior room for instruction because I’m so sorely lacking. To anyone considering an education here PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE reconsider! Other schools may cost a little more but you’ll actual come out of their programs knowing what you’re doing and I believe have a much greater chance of job placement. I wish someone had warned me before enrolling. It breaks my heart to see girls signing up for this school. It’s not about giving the students a fair opportunity at a good education… it’s about using victims of low income to run a business."

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 492 Capital SW


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +2699644016

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: wba.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

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