College of Hair Design - Downtown
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Overview
College of Hair Design - Downtown is located in a large city with a population of more than 250,000. It is in the Lincoln NE area.
Highlights
Undergraduate program with the highest reported starting salary ($20K): Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services
Largest undergraduate program (37): Barbering
Address
304 S Eleventh St
Lincoln, NE 68508
collegeofhairdesign.com
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Accreditation:
good
Institutional Control
College of Hair Design - Downtown is a private for-profit organization and is related to other schools.
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Accreditation
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
College of Hair Design - Downtown holds an accreditation from one of the national accreditors. Credits earned from the national accreditors are often not accepted by schools holding the more prestigious regional accreditation, and it's important to verify that your credits will transfer if you are considering an eventual switch to another school.
Accreditation History
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (Accredited September 25, 1997 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on March 1, 2018.
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for November 30, 2021.
Undergraduate Students
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Admissions
Open Admissions
College of Hair Design - Downtown is an open admissions school and accepts any student who applies.
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Admissions Details
Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the College of Hair Design - Downtown's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
College of Hair Design - Downtown has an undergraduate application fee of $50. We did not find College of Hair Design - Downtown on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Credits accepted from new students
Credits accepted from new students
College of Hair Design - Downtown accepts the following credits:
  • Open admission (school accepts any student who applies)
Programs
College of Hair Design - Downtown program offerings
What award level are you pursuing?
2-4 Year Certificate
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Costs
Current Program Costs

Schools report total costs for (up to) their six largest career-oriented programs. You can explore the costs by selecting the "+" symbol for programs that interest you. The average months to complete apply to full-time students. Additionally, if program length is reported in contact hours, then the time literally represents time with an instructor. Alternatively, credit hours approximate instructional time, but are not inclusive of total time spent by students in learning.

The cost details offer you comparisons to the costs of similar programs available in your context group. However, schools offering similar programs often have slightly different times to complete, and therefore we have grouped all programs that are 6 or fewer months, over 6 to 12 months, over 12 to 18 months, and more than 18 months. You can find the other schools offering this program using our school explorer.

You will find the most up-to-date information at this school's website for admissions.

Barbering (12 Months)
This program is College of Hair Design - Downtown's 2nd largest program. On average, students take 12 months of full-time study to complete the required 1800 contact hours. This program is being compared to all Barbering certificate programs within the context schools that take longer than 6 months and up to a full year to complete.
Expense type
Books and supplies
Tuition and fees
Amount
$2,543
$19,530
Context: costs of similar programs
$22,073$10,000$15,000$20,000$25,000
Barbering (6 Months)
This program is College of Hair Design - Downtown's 3rd largest program. On average, students take 6 months of full-time study to complete the required 826 contact hours. This program is being compared to all Barbering certificate programs within the context schools that take 6 months or fewer to complete.
Expense type
Books and supplies
Tuition and fees
Amount
$2,132
$8,200
Context: costs of similar programs
$10,332$2,000$4,000$6,000$8,000$10,000$12,000
Cosmetology (13 Months)
This program is College of Hair Design - Downtown's 1st largest program. On average, students take 13 months of full-time study to complete the required 1800 contact hours. This program is being compared to all Cosmetology certificate programs within the context schools that take longer than a year but less than 18 months to complete.
Expense type
Books and supplies
Tuition and fees
Amount
$2,510
$18,450
Context: costs of similar programs
$20,960$10,000$12,000$14,000$16,000$18,000$20,000$22,000
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Area living cost estimates
The following cost of living estimates apply to this school's largest program and should reflect the cost for an academic year. We would expect that these costs of living estimates would be uniform across programs, and we additionally recommend that you double-check the estimates through a different source. We found that schools have wildly different estimates of living expenses within the same areas.
Expense type
Miscellaneous costs when living off campus with family
Miscellaneous costs when living off campus without family
Miscellaneous costs when living on campus
Off-campus room and board
On-campus room and board
Amount
$8,645
$8,645
$3,510
$11,063
$6,500
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Historic Costs by Program
You can explore the programs and corresponding lengths and costs offered over the past ten years using the drop-down menu below the graph. The programs only appear if they were one of the six largest programs offered that year. All dollar amounts have been adjusted for inflation.
Program and length
Barbering (14 months)
$0$5,000$10,000$15,000$20,000$25,0002010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Books and supplies
Tuition and fees
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Net price: the best estimate for the cost to attend
Most schools publish tuition rates that give them room to offer both scholarships and financial aid where applicable. Your best estimate of what might pay is to see what others with similar family incomes have paid. A more tailored and accurate estimate is available at this school's net price calculator.
Understanding net price

With their net price calculators, many colleges and universities give an idea of what merit-based aid might accompany need-based aid. For schools that share such data, we also provide financial aid data in the Finanical Aid sections.

There are some caveats to consider when using the net price estimates:

  • The net price calculation is weighted by this school's proportion of students living on- and off-campus and this school's estimate of off-campus costs, which may cause the net price methodology be a bit inconsistent from school to school.
  • Parental income and student financial aid eligibility is sometimes more complicated than the simple family income number reported here.
  • The net price calculation for all students is inclusive of students who received any institutional or government aid, but at the family income levels the net price only considers the tuition paid by those who qualified for federal aid.

You can get a little better guess at what you would pay by using this school's net price calculator.

Percentage of students receiving any aid
The donut, based on 25 full-time first-time degree seeking students at College of Hair Design - Downtown, shows the percentage of those who received any financial aid (including merit-based scholarships), subdivided by family income.
52%
Aid type and family income
Federal: $0-30K
Federal: $30K-48K
Federal: $48K-75K
Federal: $75K-110K
Federal: Above $110K
Only institutional
Net price by family income
All Incomes
Let's look over the past few years at what freshmen who received any financial aid actually paid for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses on average, and how that compares to the tuition usually paid for other private universities in your context group. Public universities only report net price for in-state students.
20112012201320142015201620172018$0$10,000$20,000$30,000$40,000$50,000
Chart explanation
College of Hair Design - Downtown
On the blue curve, we see how the net annual cost to attend College of Hair Design - Downtown has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the net price for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
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Outcomes
Graduation Rate
All undergraduate students are full-time. In the last reporting year, 70% of full-time first-time students received a degree within 150% of the expected time for completion.
70%
Time to complete
On time
50% more time
Context: Graduation rate
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Loan Status
This donut shows the percentage of students who are in good standing (green) in repaying any federal student loans five years after leaving College of Hair Design - Downtown.
Status of loans
Closed (fully paid)
Currently paying
Suspended (usually for hardship)
In default
Not released due to privacy
Context: Loans with good standing
This is better performance than at least 78% of its context schools, and is evidence that alumni earnings-to-debt ratios are better than for most of the context schools' alumni.
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Context and trends: Repayment Rate
How much progress do you think you'll be able to make towards paying down your college loans seven years after leaving school? In our research, we discovered that a surprisingly large number of students don't default on their loans, but also aren't making progress in paying down their principal amount. The percentages here count alumni who have decreased their loan amounts by at least $1.
Years after leaving school.
7
5
3
201320142015201620%40%60%80%100%Former students with decreased loan principal
Chart explanation
College of Hair Design - Downtown
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from College of Hair Design - Downtown who have successfully reduced their federal school loans by at least $1 by the date shown, which is 7 years after leaving the school.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the loan repayment rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
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Context and trends: are the loan default rates as small as possible?
The default rate is the percentage of students who are already delinquent on their loans within three years of leaving the school. If a school has a high default rate, that sends an alarm out that the students' educations are not sufficient to earn enough to repay those loans. Read below for details on the typical loan burden, and keep in mind that a low default rate may be more important than loan amounts in predicting your future success.
201420152016201720180%5%10%15%20%25%Former students with loan payment failure
Chart explanation
College of Hair Design - Downtown
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from College of Hair Design - Downtown who have defaulted on their federal school loans within 3 years ending on the date shown.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the 3-year loan default rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
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Loan burden
At College of Hair Design - Downtown, 88% of full-time degree-seeking freshmen receive federal student loans, averaging $8,953 each in just the freshman year. We have much more details about the full loan burden students experience in our Cost and Financial Aid Section.
Context: Percentage of freshmen with federal loans
88%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Context: Average freshman federal loan amount
$8,953$2,000$4,000$6,000$8,000$10,000
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Classroom Experience
Student attention at College of Hair Design - Downtown
Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.
13.790204060Full-time inst.Any inst.
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Full-time and long-term instructors at College of Hair Design - Downtown
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. College of Hair Design - Downtown has 93% full-time instructors, and 87% of the context schools have a lower percentage of full-time faculty. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students.Within the full-time instructors at College of Hair Design - Downtown, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, only 31% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
93%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Housing
Student housing at College of Hair Design - Downtown

There are 4 rooms available, which is room for about 3% of undergraduate students.

Living on campus
3%
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Activities and Services
Undergraduate services offered
  • Academic/career counseling services
  • Employment services for current students
  • Placement services for program completers
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Student Body
Study Types
All students are full-time. No students take distance education courses.
Full-time
100%
Online classes
0%
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Context: Student body size
College of Hair Design - Downtown enrolled 158 students over the past academic year. The the student body size is smaller than 76% of the context schools.
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Undergraduate student gender
Is the gender balance of College of Hair Design - Downtown students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart.
Gender
Men
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Undergraduate student race/origin
College of Hair Design - Downtown reports that 50% of students are minority, which is less than 99% of the context schools. This school's 0 of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
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Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at College of Hair Design - Downtown.
41%59%0%20%40%60%80%100%MenWomen
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Context: Percentage of women
With 59% women students, College of Hair Design - Downtown has a lower percentage of women than 62% of context schools.
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Context: Student race/origin
Here is how College of Hair Design - Downtown compares to the rest of the context group in terms of diversity in the student race and origin.
17%49%24%1%2%6%2%0%20%40%60%80%100%Pacific IslanderInternationalAsianNot ReportedAmerican IndianMultiracialBlackHispanicWhite
Freshman residences

A high proportion of international and out-of-state students speaks to reputation and offers an opportunity for diverse interactions in and out of class.

Freshman residence
In-state
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Student age distribution
The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.
Age range
18-19
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
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40-49
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School Finances
College of Hair Design - Downtown: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality
Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student
Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$5,000$10,000$15,000
Chart explanation
College of Hair Design - Downtown
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at College of Hair Design - Downtown have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
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Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

College of Hair Design - Downtown is a private for-profit school, meaning that its annual goal is to make a profit for its shareholders. The other types of schools are public or not-for-profit, and profit is not a goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category
We divided revenue and expenses for College of Hair Design - Downtown into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.
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Tuition and fees revenue
Educational sales revenue
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Investment losses
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic & instructional support, student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
Public service expenses
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