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2021 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools

1,528 Schools Ranked
$25,939 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$11,735 Avg Student Debt

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Also, there are a number of trade schools and bootcamp with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. This report analyzed 1,528 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best undergraduate certificate programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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Top Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

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#1

The Creative Circus

Atlanta, Georgia
$20,740 Avg Student Debt

Our 2021 rankings named The Creative Circus the best school in the United States for students working on their undergraduate certificate.

On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $20,740 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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#2

Cinta Aveda Institute

San Francisco, California
$10,895 Avg Student Debt

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Cinta Aveda Institute helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools in the United States.

Undergraduate Certificate recipients from Cinta Aveda Institute accumulate an average of $10,895 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

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$22,865 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,804 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools list.

If you want to attend Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing, expect to pay an average of $22,865 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $15,804 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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$9,396 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools list.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $9,396 in student loans.

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#5

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
$56,691 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 1,528 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Northwestern University landed the # 5 spot on the list.

The average tuition and fees at Northwestern U is $56,691. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid.

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$10,818 Avg Student Debt

San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology Inc landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate programs.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $10,818 in student loans.

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#7

Josef's West Academy

Fargo, North Dakota
$9,100 Avg Student Debt

Josef’s West Academy landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate programs.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $9,100 in student loans.

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#8

Unitek College

South San Francisco, California
$11,372 Avg Student Debt

Unitek College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools list.

On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $11,372 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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#9

Unitek College

Hayward, California
$14,217 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #9, Unitek College did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their undergraduate certificate.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $14,217 in student loans.

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#10

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
$17,935 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Virginia - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get an undergraduate certificate. It came in at #10 on the list.

Full-time students from Virginia pay an average of $17,935 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend University of Virginia. Out-of-state students pay an average of $51,482.

Online courses are available at University of Virginia, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In 2017-2018 about 10% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#11

Industrial Management Training Institute

Waterbury, Connecticut
$7,498 Avg Student Debt

Industrial Management Training Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get an undergraduate certificate. It came in at #11 on the list.

On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $7,498 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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#12

Southeastern Technical Institute

South Easton, Massachusetts
$6,523 Avg Student Debt

Southeastern Technical Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get an undergraduate certificate. It came in at #12 on the list.

Undergraduate Certificate recipients from Southeastern Technical Institute accumulate an average of $6,523 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

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$14,856 Avg Student Debt

New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education ranked #13 on this year’s Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools list.

Undergraduate Certificate recipients from New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education accumulate an average of $14,856 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

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#14

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

Rochester, Minnesota
$11,432 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,047 Avg Student Debt

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get an undergraduate certificate. It came in at #14 on the list.

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $11,432. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $14,047 in student loans.

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$11,098 Avg Student Debt

CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate programs.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $11,098 in student loans.

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$12,573 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,594 Avg Student Debt

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking.

The average tuition and fees at RHSHS is $12,573. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $15,594 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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#17

Unitek College

Fremont, California
$35,284 Average Tuition & Fees
$10,965 Avg Student Debt

Unitek College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get an undergraduate certificate. It came in at #17 on the list.

If you want to attend Unitek College, expect to pay an average of $35,284 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $10,965 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Unitek College does offer online classes for certain majors. In fact, around 8% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#18

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, California
$35,180 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,426 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #18, Loma Linda University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their undergraduate certificate.

If you want to attend Loma Linda University, expect to pay an average of $35,180 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $21,426 in student loans.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at Loma Linda University. In 2017-2018 about 35% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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$12,367 Avg Student Debt

Paul Mitchell the School-Missouri Columbia ranked #19 on this year’s Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools list.

Undergraduate Certificate recipients from PMMO Columbia LLC accumulate an average of $12,367 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

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#20

Academy Di Capelli-School of Cosmetology

Wallingford, Connecticut
$11,433 Avg Student Debt

Academy Di Capelli-School of Cosmetology ranked #20 on this year’s Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools list.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $11,433 in student loans.

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#21

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
$15,555 Average Tuition & Fees
$9,164 Avg Student Debt

Michigan State University landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate programs.

In-state students pay an average of $15,555 in tuition and fees if they attend Michigan State full time. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $40,384. Undergraduate Certificate recipients from Michigan State accumulate an average of $9,164 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Some students may be able to take online classes at Michigan State. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 23% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#22

The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo

Fargo, North Dakota
$10,381 Avg Student Debt

The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get an undergraduate certificate. It came in at #22 on the list.

Undergraduate Certificate recipients from The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo accumulate an average of $10,381 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

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$12,463 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #23, Aveda Institute Portland-Vancouver Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their undergraduate certificate.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $12,463 in student loans.

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#24

Paroba College of Cosmetology

Everett, Washington
$8,976 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #24, Paroba College of Cosmetology did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their undergraduate certificate.

On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $8,976 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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#25

Aveda Institute-Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
$8,785 Avg Student Debt

Aveda Institute-Madison came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking.

On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $8,785 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Not only did these schools make the top 50 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#27

DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
#28

Paul Mitchell the School-Milwaukee

Pawaukee, Wisconsin
#29

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#30

Asher College

Sacramento, California
#31

North Bennet Street School

Boston, Massachusetts
#32

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
#33

O'Briens Aveda Institute

Williston, Vermont
#34

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
#35

Institute of Technology

Salem, Oregon
#36

Aveda Institute-Portland

Portland, Oregon
#38

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
#39

Warrensburg Area Career Center

Warrensburg, Missouri
#41

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

San Mateo, California
#42

Brazosport College

Lake Jackson, Texas
#44

Cloud County Community College

Concordia, Kansas
#46

Eric Fisher Academy

Wichita, Kansas
#47

Paul Mitchell the School-Spokane

Spokane Valley, Washington
#48

Casal Institute of Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
#49

Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics

Woburn, Massachusetts

Rest of the Top 15% Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

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Rank School Location
51 Aveda Institute-Provo Provo, UT
52 Panache Academy of Beauty Baraboo, WI
53 Boston University Boston, MA
54 Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing Lake Katrine, NY
55 Summit Salon Academy Tampa, FL
56 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
57 National Latino Education Institute Chicago, IL
58 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
59 Ranken Technical College Saint Louis, MO
60 Ricci’s Academy of Cosmetology Newtown, CT
61 New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc Parker, CO
62 Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, IA
63 Xenon International Academy-Omaha Omaha, NE
64 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
65 Atlanta Institute of Music and Media Duluth, GA
66 Aveda Institute-Tallahassee Tallahassee, FL
67 Paul Mitchell the School-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
68 Paul Mitchell the School-Salt Lake City Holladay, UT
69 Victoria’s Academy of Cosmetology Kennewick, WA
70 Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville Louisville, KY
71 Hawaii Medical College Honolulu, HI
72 Innovate Salon Academy South Plainfield, NJ
73 Sumner College Portland, OR
74 Vermont Technical College Randolph, VT
75 Rock Valley College Rockford, IL
76 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
77 Washburn University Topeka, KS
78 Cameo College of Essential Beauty Murray, UT
79 Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights, MN
80 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
81 Indiana County Technology Center Indiana, PA
82 Paul Mitchell the School-Normal Normal, IL
83 Brown Aveda Institute-Mentor Mentor, OH
84 Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, MN
85 Tucson College of Beauty Tucson, AZ
86 International Academy of Style Reno, NV
87 Paul Mitchell the School-Esani Roswell, GA
88 Paul Mitchell the School-Merrillville Merrillville, IN
89 Studio Academy of Beauty Chandler, AZ
90 Georgetown University Washington, DC
91 Misericordia University Dallas, PA
92 Paul Mitchell the School-Sherman Oaks Sherman Oaks, CA
93 Paul Mitchell the School-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
94 National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay Clearwater, FL
95 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, PA
96 SAE Expression College Emeryville, CA
97 Perry Technical Institute Yakima, WA
98 Academy of Cosmetology Merritt Island, FL
99 Brown Aveda Institute-Strongsville Strongsville, OH
100 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
101 University of Maryland - University College Adelphi, MD
102 Paul Mitchell the School-Richland Richland, WA
103 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
104 Pima Medical Institute-Aurora Aurora, CO
105 Riverside College of Health Careers Newport News, VA
106 Avi Career Training Great Falls, VA
107 Alexander Academy Lunenburg, MA
108 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
109 Crave Beauty Academy Wichita, KS
110 Pima Medical Institute-Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
111 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
112 Paul Mitchell the School-Ogden Ogden, UT
113 Aveda Institute-South Florida Davie, FL
114 Rasmussen College - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
115 Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global Marion, IN
116 Paul Mitchell the School-Fort Myers Fort Myers, FL
117 Georgia Career Institute Conyers, GA
118 Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc Norwood, MA
119 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
120 D’Jay’s Institute of Cosmetology and Esthiology Baton Rouge, LA
121 Paul Mitchell the School-Wichita Wichita, KS
122 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
123 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore, WI
124 Rasmussen College - Illinois Rockford, IL
125 Pima Medical Institute-El Paso El Paso, TX
126 Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science Jefferson City, MO
127 Keune Academy by 124 Lawrenceville, GA
128 Athena Career Academy Toledo, OH
129 Aveda Institute-Boise Boise, ID
130 Paul Mitchell the School-Logan Logan, UT
131 Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Stratford, CT
132 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
133 Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas Manassas, VA
134 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals Green Bay, WI
135 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Bridgeview Bridgeview, IL
136 Phagans Beauty College Corvallis, OR
137 Paul Mitchell the School-Fresno Fresno, CA
138 Paul Mitchell the School-Arlington Arlington, TX
139 Rudae’s School of Beauty Culture-Ft Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
140 Aviation Institute of Maintenance Oakland, CA
141 Herzing University - Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
142 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
143 Medical Career Institute Ocean, NJ
144 Western Suffolk BOCES Northport, NY
145 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
146 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
147 Universal Technical Institute - Houston Houston, TX
148 Capilo School of Hair Design Augusta, ME
149 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
150 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
151 Salon Institute-Toledo Campus Toledo, OH
152 Paul Mitchell the School-Lexington Lexington, KY
153 Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School North Little Rock, AR
154 Southeastern Institute-Charlotte Charlotte, NC
155 Paul Mitchell the School-Temecula Temecula, CA
156 Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell, SD
157 Palomar College San Marcos, CA
158 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals Appleton, WI
159 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
160 Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Willow Street, PA
161 University of Alaska Southeast Juneau, AK
162 Paul Mitchell the School-Lombard Lombard, IL
163 Beyond 21st Century Beauty Academy Santa Fe Springs, CA
164 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
165 Paul Mitchell the School-Pasadena Pasadena, CA
166 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
167 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC
168 Bellus Academy-Poway Poway, CA
169 Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
170 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
171 Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Austin Austin, TX
172 Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology San Fernando, CA
173 Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
173 Paul Mitchell the School-Madison Madison, WI
175 Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics-Paul Mitchell Partner School Bedford, NH
176 Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc Exton, PA
177 Ohio Medical Career College Dayton, OH
178 DeVry University - Illinois Chicago, IL
179 Empire Beauty School-Hooksett Hooksett, NH
180 Paul Mitchell the School-Reno Reno, NV
181 Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES Elmira, NY
182 Hunter Business School Levittown, NY
183 Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI
184 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NW Chicago, IL
185 Independence College of Cosmetology Independence, MO
186 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO
187 ETI School of Skilled Trades Willowbrook, IL
188 Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago Chicago, IL
189 Vincennes University Vincennes, IN
190 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
191 Rasmussen College - North Dakota Fargo, ND
192 Baptist Health College-Little Rock Little Rock, AR
193 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
194 Ridgewater College Willmar, MN
195 Erie 1 BOCES West Seneca, NY
196 Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA
197 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Libertyville Libertyville, IL
198 College of Hair Design-Downtown Lincoln, NE
199 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
200 New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants Long Island City, NY
201 Hair Professionals Career College Sycamore, IL
202 Coba Academy Anaheim, CA
203 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN
203 Park University Parkville, MO
205 Alaska Career College Anchorage, AK
206 Paul Mitchell the School-San Diego San Diego, CA
207 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Chicago NE Chicago, IL
208 Mitsu Sato Hair Academy Overland Park, KS
209 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
210 Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia Columbia, SC
211 Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center Altoona, PA
212 Farmingdale State College Farmingdale, NY
213 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
214 City University of Seattle Seattle, WA
215 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
216 Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
217 Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton Shelton, CT
218 Creighton University Omaha, NE
219 Academy of Hair Design-Springfield Springfield, MO
220 Bellus Academy Manhattan, KS
221 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
222 PCI Health Training Center Dallas, TX
223 La’James International College Fremont, NE
224 Casal Aveda Institute Austintown, OH
225 North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit, KS
226 University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts Springfield, IL
227 American Trade School Saint Ann, MO
228 Atlantic Beauty & Spa Academy LLC Egg Harbor Township, NJ
229 Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc Lisle, IL
230 Yale University New Haven, CT

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our best schools ranking:

Rank School Location
231 Paul Mitchell the School-Orlando Oviedo, FL
232 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
233 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
234 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
235 San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino, CA
236 Florida Academy Fort Myers, FL
237 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
238 Adult and Continuing Education-BCTS Hackensack, NJ
239 Paul Mitchell the School-Tampa Tampa, FL
240 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford Rockford, IL
241 Daytona College Ormond Beach, FL
242 Wyotech-Laramie Laramie, WY
243 Summit Salon Academy-Anderson Anderson, IN
244 Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design Spokane, WA
245 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
246 Twin City Beauty College Saint Joseph, MI
247 Paul Mitchell the School-Nampa Nampa, ID
248 Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown Allentown, PA
249 Capri Beauty College Oak Forest, IL
250 MediaTech Institute-Dallas Dallas, TX
251 Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin Iselin, NJ
252 Northcentral Technical College Wausau, WI
253 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Highland Highland, IN
254 Delaware Valley University Doylestown, PA
255 American Institute of Beauty Largo, FL
256 Paul Mitchell the School-Fayetteville Fayetteville, NC
257 Paul Mitchell the School-Knoxville Knoxville, TN
258 Bellus Academy-El Cajon El Cajon, CA
259 Cambridge Junior College-Yuba City Yuba City, CA
260 Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley Bourbonnais, IL
261 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
262 Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain New Britain, CT
263 Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus Paramus, NJ
264 Sheridan College Sheridan, WY
265 Renaissance Academie Provo, UT
266 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
267 Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
268 Bold Beauty Academy Billings, MT
269 American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education Piscataway, NJ
270 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
271 American Institute of Medical Technology Tulsa, OK
272 Lincoln Technical Institute-Moorestown Moorestown, NJ
273 Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
274 Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West Albuquerque, NM
275 Pima Medical Institute-Seattle Seattle, WA
276 New York Medical Career Training Center Flushing, NY
277 Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Dallas Irving, TX
278 Warren County Career Center Lebanon, OH
279 Camden County College Blackwood, NJ
280 Pima Medical Institute-Renton Renton, WA
281 Avalon School of Cosmetology-Layton Layton, UT
282 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
283 Diamonds Cosmetology College Sherman, TX
284 Enid Beauty College Enid, OK
285 Choffin Career and Technical Center Youngstown, OH
286 Boca Beauty Academy-Parkland Parkland, FL
287 Rasmussen College-Kansas Topeka, KS
288 Automotive Training Center-Warminster Warminster, PA
289 Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
290 Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte, NC
291 Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista Chula Vista, CA
292 Boise Barber College Boise, ID
293 Central Lakes College-Brainerd Brainerd, MN
294 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
295 Pima Medical Institute - Tucson Tucson, AZ
296 Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
297 Cameo Beauty Academy Oak Lawn, IL
297 University of Northwestern Ohio Lima, OH
299 Universal Technical Institute-Southern California Long Beach, CA
300 Great Oaks Career Campuses Cincinnati, OH
301 Summit Salon Academy-Kokomo Kokomo, IN
302 Lincoln College of Technology-Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX
303 CALC Institute of Technology Alton, IL
304 East Los Angeles College Monterey Park, CA
305 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
306 Ross Medical Education Center-Grand Rapids North Grand Rapids, MI

Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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