Brown Beauty Barber School
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Brown Beauty Barber School is in a large suburb with more than 250,000 residents. It is in the Birmingham-Hoover AL area.
Address
1724 1 St Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
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
Brown Beauty Barber School is a private for-profit organization.
Undergraduate Students
Accreditation
fair
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Brown Beauty Barber School 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. Please read below for concerns we found in the accreditation records.
Accreditation History
National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc. (Accredited November 9, 2016 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on September 17, 2019.
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for September 1, 2024.
  • A probation was placed on the accreditation on September 17, 2019 for Probation or Equivalent or More Severe Status: Monitoring--place on ICRR
Student Attention
Context: Freshman satisfaction
Do most freshman choose to return for a sophomore year?
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Brown Beauty Barber School has no full-time faculty. 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
All students are full-time. No students take distance education courses.
Full-time
100%
Online classes
0%
Context: Student body size
Brown Beauty Barber School has 21 students.
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Graduation Rate
All undergraduate students are full-time. All full-time first-time students received a degree within 150% of the expected time for completion.
100%
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
Brown Beauty Barber School reports that 91% of students are minority, which is near the middle of the context schools. Similarly, this school's 0 of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Multiracial
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student gender
Is the gender balance of Brown Beauty Barber School 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 76% women students, Brown Beauty Barber School has a higher percentage of women than 61% of context schools.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Brown Beauty Barber School 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.

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Brown Beauty Barber School cannot offer federal student loans
We do not have data on loan repayments for this school. Although students can receive federal student loans through Brown Beauty Barber School, it seems that very few students typically require loans. In the most recent reporting year, only 64% of full-time freshmen took out federal loans.
Context: Need met for degree-seeking undergraduate students
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This school provides only limited data on graduation rates and loan repayment. You might want to reach out to the school to see if they can provide evidence of student success. This school is a private for-profit institution. There are many good for-profit schools, but there are also many that are predatory. There are laws requiring the reporting of graduation rates and student loan repayment history to help to warn you if there may be problems. However, newer schools may not yet have that data and it's difficult for potential students to know if they will be safe.
Classroom Quality
Student attention at Brown Beauty Barber School

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
11020406080Full-time inst.Any inst.
Full-time and long-term instructors at Brown Beauty Barber School
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Brown Beauty Barber School has 100% full-time instructors, and 89% 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 Brown Beauty Barber School, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, only 29% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
100%
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 Brown Beauty Barber School 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?

0510152025
Part-time
Full-time
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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
Choose how to look at freshman residence
Residence in context
Residence over time
Freshman residences in context
How does the geographic diversity at Brown Beauty Barber School compare to the context group?
80%20%0%20%40%60%80%100%Out-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
Multiracial
Choose a second viewpoint for student race and origin
Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Brown Beauty Barber School with that of the current context group.
81%10%5%5%0%20%40%60%80%100%Pacific IslanderAsianAmerican IndianNot ReportedInternationalHispanicMultiracialWhiteBlack
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.

Choose another way to view age at Brown Beauty Barber School
Age in context
Age over time
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at Brown Beauty Barber School.
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 Brown Beauty Barber School.
24%76%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.

Choose how to look at program completions
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 Brown Beauty Barber School, then that is shown in blue.

Starting Salaries
$0$5,000$10,000$15,000$20,000$25,000Associate'sCertificate
Cumulative Federal Student Loan Debt
$0$5,000$10,000$15,000$20,000$25,000Associate'sCertificate
Admissions
Open Admissions
Brown Beauty Barber School 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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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
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