Charleston Cosmetology Institute

8484 Dorchester Road, Charleston, SC

Charleston Cosmetology Institute was founded in 1984 in Charleston, South Carolina. CCI utilizes the Pivot Point method for educating its students in the art of hair styling. The institute is considered one of South Carolina's finest beauty schools, and takes pride in its education and student success rate, a success rate extends to the state licensing exam.


The highly trained faculty assists students in their education by providing information on current techniques, practical experience, and constructive feedback. The school offers four programs of varying lengths and specialization so that individuals can make the career choice that is right for them.

Programs offered:

Charleston Cosmetology Institute also provides continuing education courses for individuals renewing their license.

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students wishing to enroll at the Charleston Cosmetology Institute must be at least 16 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED. The teacher training program requires individuals to be licensed cosmetologists, have 45 hours of teaching courses approved by the state, and over 80% on the instructor's written examination.

Applying for financial aid can be accomplished by calling the financial aid team at the school.  Alternatively, you can simply complete the form on this page to obtain admissions from accredited beauty schools near you.

Programs Offered

Below is a listing of the programs that may be offered at Charleston Cosmetology Institute. 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 (843) 552-3670.

Cosmetology program takes usually thirteen months to complete. Students that complete this program may be eligible to pursue licensing.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $19,000*
  • 30 students completed the cosmetology program last year
  • Takes about 13 months to complete

Learn more about cosmetology programs by visiting our cosmetology schools profile page, which also includes career information.

The esthetician program takes about five months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $10,000*
  • 20 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The length of the esthetician program is usually 5 months

Learn more about esthetician programs by visiting our esthetician schools profile page, which also includes career information.

program takes usually five months to complete. Students that complete this program may be eligible to pursue licensing.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $5,000*
  • Takes about 5 months to complete

The special education program offered most often takes about seven months to complete and may fulfill course requirements for licensing.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $5,000*
  • Takes about 7 months to complete

Get more information about special education and browse other schools listed by going to our special education degree information page.

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.

**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

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 Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$3,614
Receiving Student Loans80%$5,331

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