Carsten Institute of Cosmetology
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Carsten Institute of Cosmetology is located in a large city with a population of more than 250,000. It is in the New York-Newark-Jersey City NY-NJ-PA area.
Address
290 Madison Avenue 5th Floor
New York, NY 10017
carsten.edu
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Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Cosmetology
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Cosmetology
Award Levels
1-2 Year Certificate
Quick Facts
Institutional Control
Carsten Institute of Cosmetology is a private for-profit organization.
Undergraduate Students
Accreditation
good
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Carsten Institute of Cosmetology 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
National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc. (Accredited January 1, 2003 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on November 8, 2018.
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for May 31, 2023.
  • A prior accreditation probation was resolved on October 10, 2018, and we believe the school should now be in compliance.
Student Attention
Context: Freshman satisfaction
Do most freshman choose to return for a sophomore year?
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Context: Instructional expenditures per student
Although spending is not a guarantee of a good classroom experience, high spending can hint at a priority placed on quality in the classroom.
Students on campus
Study Types
About 50% of students are full-time. No students take distance education courses.
Full-time
50%
Online classes
0%
Context: Student body size
Carsten Institute of Cosmetology has 181 students.
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Graduation Rate
Approximately 50% of undergraduate students are full-time. In the last reporting year, 77% of full-time first-time students received a degree within 150% of the expected time for completion.
77%
Time to complete
On time
50% more time
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect the percentage of full-time first-time students who graduate with a 2-year degree or certificate within 3 years.
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student race/origin
Carsten Institute of Cosmetology reports that 82% of students are minority, which is more than 83% 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
Multiracial
Not Reported
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student gender
Is the gender balance of Carsten Institute of Cosmetology students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
With 85% women students, Carsten Institute of Cosmetology has a higher percentage of women than 70% of context schools.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Carsten Institute of Cosmetology offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Academic/career counseling services

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Student Satisfaction
Context: Percentage of students who return after their first year

If students come back for a second year, that suggests they are satisfied and able to succeed. The schools with satisfied freshmen should score above that dark gray 50% mark.

73%83%0%20%40%60%80%100%Full-timePart-time
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Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

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Loan defaults and burden
Success in loan repayment
Student groups and successful repayment
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.

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Chart explanation
Carsten Institute of Cosmetology
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Carsten Institute of Cosmetology 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%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Loan burden

At Carsten Institute of Cosmetology, 61% of full-time degree-seeking freshmen receive federal student loans, averaging $7,400 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
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Context: Average freshman federal loan amount
$7,400$2,000$4,000$6,000$8,000$10,000
Classroom Quality
Student attention at Carsten Institute of Cosmetology

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.

Context: Number of students per instructor
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Full-time and long-term instructors at Carsten Institute of Cosmetology
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Carsten Institute of Cosmetology has 71% full-time instructors, and 72% 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 Carsten Institute of Cosmetology, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, only 29% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
71%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Carsten Institute of Cosmetology last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

1-2 Year Certificate
What percentage of students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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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
Out-of-state
International
Not Reported
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Residence in context
Residence over time
Freshman residences in context
How does the geographic diversity at Carsten Institute of Cosmetology compare to the context group?
90%7%3%0%20%40%60%80%100%Not ReportedOut-of-stateIn-state
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Student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Multiracial
Not Reported
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Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Carsten Institute of Cosmetology with that of the current context group.
33%12%43%4%3%5%0%20%40%60%80%100%Pacific IslanderAmerican IndianInternationalMultiracialAsianNot ReportedWhiteBlackHispanic
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
Under 18
18-19
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
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Age in context
Age over time
Context: Age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the focus at Carsten Institute of Cosmetology compared to the focus for the context schools.
4%5%19%25%14%15%16%2%0%10%20%30%40%65 and over50-6440-4935-3930-3425-2922-2420-2118-19Under 18
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at Carsten Institute of Cosmetology.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
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 Carsten Institute of Cosmetology.
15%85%0%20%40%60%80%100%MenWomen
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Programs Offered
Cosmetology
A program that generally prepares individuals to cut, trim, and style scalp, facial, and body hair; apply cosmetic preparations; perform manicures and pedicures; massage the head and extremities; and prepare for practice as licensed cosmetologists in specialized or full-service salons. Includes instruction in hair cutting and styling, manicuring, pedicuring, facial treatments, shampooing, chemical applications, esthetics, shop management, sanitation and safety, customer service, and applicable professional and labor laws and regulations

Note: The name and definition of this program are based on Department of Education CIP code descriptions, which ensures uniform reporting across schools in the US. Please check this school's website for detailed program information and their specific course descriptions.

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By Level
By Race/Origin
By Gender
Completions in Cosmetology by award level
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1-2 Year Certificate

Recently College Scorecard released data on starting salaries and cumulative federal student debt for each school/program combination with sufficient graduates to allow for privacy concerns with data releases. Shown in the box plots below are data for all schools offering cosmetology and related personal grooming services (which may contain several related fields) by award level. If a value is reported for Carsten Institute of Cosmetology, then that is shown in blue.

Starting Salaries
$15,100$0$5,000$10,000$15,000$20,000$25,000Associate'sCertificate
Cumulative Federal Student Loan Debt
$9,500$0$5,000$10,000$15,000$20,000$25,000Associate'sCertificate
Admissions
Open Admissions
Carsten Institute of Cosmetology is an open admissions school and accepts any student who applies.
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Campus overview
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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