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Mildred Elley School - Albany Campus

855 Central Ave, Albany, NY

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  • Phone: (800) 622-6327

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Empire Education Group owns and operates Empire Beauty School, which was founded in 1946 and is the largest cosmetology school in the country. There are currently over 100 schools located in 22 states, and have a combined enrollment of over 20,000 students yearly.  In addition, the Empire Education Group maintains a strong relationship with the Regis Corporation, which owns and operates over 12,000 hair salons worldwide. This relationship allows for training and employment opportunities for students and graduates.

Empire Beauty School offers a modern environment to learn the various aspects of cosmetology. The combination of nearly 80 years experience and the use of modern technologies, such as digital textbooks, white board technology, the CLIC (Certified Learning in Cosmetology) system of hands on learning and more, allow for quick learning and hands on training. Empire Beauty Schools are fully accredited, meeting state standards and preparing students for licensing upon completion.

Programs offered include:

  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Cosmetology Instructor

Albany Location

Mildred Elley School - Albany Campus is located at 855 Central Ave in the city of Albany. This campus has a graduating class size which is approximately 220 students each year. This location provides services for students in the form of remedial education classes for licensure preparation or admissions requirements, career counseling assistance to help students define their goals, and flexible scheduling for those with irregular schedules. To learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting mildred-elley.edu.

Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at Mildred Elley School - Albany Campus. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Health and Clinical Professions

Business and Marketing Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Communication Technology

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $9,800 per year
  • Part time students are estimated to pay about $370 to $450 per unit
  • Required fees for full-time students: $530

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships90%$6,549
Receiving Student Loans92%$6,670

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 6%.

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