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COSMETOLOGY
(Available at Alexandria, Houma, Lafayette, Shreveport, and Gulfport campuses only)

The Blue Cliff College Cosmetology Diploma program provides the scientific/art principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. Blue Cliff's program combines lecture in cosmetology theory with "hands-on" practice in the salon. It also introduces students to professional standards, aspects of personal and career development, and the legal and ethical responsibilities of workers who interact physically with clients and apply cosmetics. Blue Cliff's approach provides a simulated salon environment, which enables students to develop skills and knowledge that can lead to an entry-level career in the field of Cosmetology. Graduates of the cosmetology program are eligible to take examinations required for licensure as a Cosmetologist. Employment opportunities may include beauty salons, spas, and other related businesses as a stylist, color specialist, skin or nail specialist, educator, platform or makeup artist, manufacturer's representative, cosmetic salesperson, and more. Upon successful completion of the 1500 clock hour program and all other graduation requirements, the program culminates in the awarding of a Cosmetology Diploma.

Licensing Information

  • State requirements and licensing may vary from state to state.
  • Licensed by Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C–110.
  • Licensed by the Louisiana and Mississippi State Board’s of Cosmetology.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

How can I find out more about this career?
For more information about a career in Cosmetology, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career is 39-5012.00 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 12.0401.

What is the total cost of the Cosmetology diploma program?
The total current tuition and fees for a student completing the program in normal time is $16,500.  The additional cost for books, supplies, and graduation fees is $1,550 for a total cost of $18,050.

What percentage of graduates completes the program in the normal time frame as published in the catalog?
For students who graduated between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, the percentage that completed in the published normal time frame, by campus, can be found below (Students who were extended due to academic issues, leaves of absence or scheduling preferences did not incur additional costs):

On-Time Graduation Rates
July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

Cosmetology Day

Campus Rate
Alexandria  34%
Fayetteville  N/A
Gulfport         9%
Houma 14%
Lafayette 25%
Metairie    N/A
Shreveport 22%

Cosmetology Night

Campus Rate
Alexandria 33%
Fayetteville N/A
Gulfport         0%
Houma 13%
Lafayette*    N/A
Metairie    N/A
Shreveport 43%

*N/A There were fewer than 10 graduates in this program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. For privacy reasons, the U.S. Department of Educationrequests that schools not report on-time completion rates or median debt levels for programs with fewer than 10 graduates.

 The total graduation rates, by campus, as reported to the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) for this period can be found here:

Louisiana
Alexandria, LA
Houma, LA
Lafayette, LA
Metairie, LA
Shreveport, LA

Mississippi
Gulfport, MS

Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

What percentage of graduates found employment related to their field of study?
Blue Cliff reports job placement rates to its accrediting agency, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) every year. The most recent annual reports, by campus, can be viewed here:

Louisiana
Alexandria, LA
Houma, LA
Lafayette, LA
Metairie, LA
Shreveport, LA

Mississippi
Gulfport, MS

Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

How much student loan debt does a typical graduate have to repay after graduation?
The median* loan debt for students who graduated between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 for public debt (Title IV loans) and for private debt (private loans and post-graduate payment plans), by campus, can be found below: 

Cosmetology

Campus

Title IV Debt

Private & Institutional Financing

Alexandria

$11,472.00

$0.00

Fayetteville

Not Offerred

Not Offered

Gulfport

$9,331.00

$0.00

Houma

$11,030.00

$0.00

Lafayette

Not Offered

Not Offered

Metairie

Not Offered

Not Offered

Shreveport

$12,470.00

$0.00

* Median debt represents the mid-point in a list of all students carrying debt, including zero.

Textbook Information
Cosmetology

ISBN #/Description

Textbook Name/Description

Price

     

978-1-418-04940-9

Milady's Standard Cosmetology, Study Guide

$53.95

978-1-418-04943-0

Milady's Standard Cosmetology Exam Review

$32.95

978-1-418-04942-3

Milady's Standard Cosmetology Practical Workbook

$43.95

141804945X

Milady's Standard Cosmetology Student CD-ROM

$75.95

978-1-418-04936-2

Milady's Standard Cosmetology Textbook

$97.95

978-1-418-04941-6

Milady's Standard Cosmetology Theory Workbook

$43.95

Contact us today for more information about our Cosmetology program.

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