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Empire Beauty School - Matthews

11032 E Independance Blvd, Matthews, NC

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

  • Phone: (704) 845-8064

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (570) 429-4321

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School Map of Empire Beauty School - Matthews
Empire Education Group Schools

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

Matthews Location

The Matthews branch of Empire Education Group is located at 11032 E Independance Blvd. Around 210 students have graduated from this campus over the past few years. This campus provides job placement opportunities for students after graduation. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting empire.edu.

Programs Offered

Below is a listing of the programs that may be offered at Empire Beauty School - Matthews. 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.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $19,000*
  • Cost of required supplies: $1,600*
  • 31% loan repayment rate estimated for former students of this program**
  • $16,900 is the average amount of student loans received for this program
  • 57 students completed the cosmetology program last year
  • Takes about 11 months to complete

Read more and see other schools listed by checking out our cosmetology schools information page.

*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 net cost of this school is close to $13,400 annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. Students wishing to apply to this school must pay an application fee of $100. The school's financial aid department offers additional information regarding types of aid, how to apply and more. Students may contact the school by calling (570) 429-4321. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships95%$4,866
Receiving Student Loans100%$9,366

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 10%.

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