Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure Report
PROGRAM – Cosmetology
Program SOC Code and name is 39.5012.00 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
SOC web site is located at
On-time graduation rate is 83% for students graduating between July 1, 2011 & June 30, 2012
Cost of Cosmetology Program is
Tuition and Fees $14,065.00
Books & Kits $ 2,450.00 (+ $50 for left-handed)
The Salon Professional Academy does not provide room & board
Placement rate is: 79.65%
Licensure rate is: 79.79%
Completion Rate is: 62.22%
This information is reported to National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) located at 4400 Ford Avenue,
Suite 1300, Arlington, VA 22302, through the annual reporting requirements.
For the Job Placement rate report above, the information is done through the following methods:
- Who is included: All students who graduated between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012 and were
licensed by the State of Florida to practice as a Cosmetologist.
- What type of Job? Cosmetologist, Hairstylist, Hairdresser, Manicurist & Pedicurist.
- When were they employed? All students listed as placed must have been working between
January 1, 2011 & November 30, 2012 to be counted as employed.
- How were graduates tracked? Graduates were tracked through self-reporting to the Academy by the
graduate, direct contact by the Academy to the graduate to inquire and direct mail inquiry.
Median Loan Rates (covering 2011-2012 Award Year)
- Title IV Loan Rate $__12,687_
- Private Loan Rate $___0___
- Institutional Loan rate $___0___
The 2007 Job Demand Survey results indicate that salons in Florida plan to hire 39,686 new employees in the next twelve months. The average annual salary for a salon professional in Florida is $39,015. This amount does not include tips and gratuities. Nationally, the average salon professional’s salary is $35,973. Most importantly, 81 percent of Florida salon owners who attempted to hire new employees in 2006 said they were unable to find properly-trained applicants. This means that jobs would be immediately available for salon professionals.
Chart 1 – Percent of anticipated new hires by job category
As of January 2007, there were 167,713 professionals employed at Florida’s 22,832 salons. 63 percent of salons in the state are employer-owned, and 13 percent are booth-rental salons. The other 24 percent are a combination of the two.
51 percent of Florida salons are classified by their owners as full-service salons; 11 percent are listed as haircutting salons. Barbershops make up 17 percent of the total. Nationally, 58 percent of salons are listed as full-service, meaning that Florida has a somewhat higher percentage of specialized establishments.