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:
- Makeup Artistry
- Cosmetology Instructor
The Lawrenceville branch of Empire Education Group is located at 1455 Pleasant Hill Road. This campus has a graduating class size which is about fifty-nine students each year. This campus offers student services in the form of post-graduation job placement opportunities and flexible courses for those with irregular schedules. To learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting empire.edu.
The list below shows all the programs that may be offered at Empire Beauty School – Gwinnett. Actual programs may differ from the list below, to get an official list of programs offered please visit the school's website or by phone at (800) 920-4593.
Cosmetology (1,530 Hours)
The cosmetology program takes about eleven months for most students to complete.
- Estimated tuition and fees: $19,000*
- Cost of required supplies: $1,600*
- 27% loan repayment rate estimated for former students of this program**
- $14,000 is the average amount of student loans received for this program
- 59 students completed the cosmetology program last year
- Takes about 11 months to complete
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*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The overall cost students will pay at this school is approximately $13,200 after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. There may be an application fee required, please check with this school for more information. The financial aid department provides information and resources for students seeking out financial options. Their phone number is (570) 429-4321. Any tuition and financial aid figures listed provide an outline of costs at this school, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with this school for more information.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||96%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||94%||$4,955|
|Receiving Student Loans||96%||$8,605|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 18%.
Other Cosmetology Schools Nearby
The list of nearby cosmetology schools below offer beauty and cosmetology programs similar to Empire Beauty School – Gwinnett. Click the links below to get a detailed profile for each school.
- The Process Institute of Cosmetology in Lawrenceville, GA (6 miles away)
- Atlanta Beauty Academy in Doraville, GA (8 miles away)
- Pro Way Hair School in Stone Mountain, GA (11 miles away)
- Empire Beauty School - Dunwoody in Dunwoody, GA (12 miles away)
- Paul Mitchell the School - Esani in Roswell, GA (14 miles away)
- Paul Mitchell the School - Atlanta in Atlanta, GA (20 miles away)
- Georgia Career Institute in Conyers, GA (22 miles away)
- Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy - Atlanta in Marietta, GA (22 miles away)