Consumer Information


Paul Mitchell The School is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Each agency requires schools to provide important information regarding outcome rates in the areas of completion, placement, and licensure; however, each agency requires that we provide outcome rates differently. NACCAS requires schools to list the outcome rates for the main campus and all additional campuses as a whole.  In this case, Paul Mitchell The School-Delaware is the main campus, the outcome rates provided are for all schools under this structure. NACCAS requires schools to list the outcome rates also by program.  The U.S. Department of Education, requires outcome rates be provided based upon this individual location which is listed below.  Outcome rates have also been provided for the individual school you are interested in attending.  If you have any questions regarding our outcome rates, please see our Admissions Team for assistance.

On-time completion is deemed  by the U.S. Department of Education as anyone who graduates within the normal completion time.  When a student completes their graduation requirements, including all theory and practical assignments, and the required number of clock hours contracted for within their original contracted graduation date, that student is considered to have graduated on-time.  If a student delays their graduation for any reason—such as family responsibilities, day care issues, and other life events—and that causes them to graduate after their original contract end date, they are not considered an on-time graduate.  Please note that our graduation rates that are provided in the school catalog are based on how many students started the program and how many completed within the reporting period.

Graduation: Based on all students scheduled to graduate from the program in 2019.   The scheduled graduation date is a student’s most recent contract end date (i.e., the contract end date after all leaves of absence, schedule changes and re-enrollments have been accounted for).  A student may count as a graduate if they have completed all applicable graduation requirements at the institution.

Licensure: Based on graduates from the graduation cohort who sat for all parts of their required licensure exam prior to November 30, 2020.  A student in the licensure cohort may count as a “pass” if they pass all required portions of the examination prior to November 30, 2020.

Placement: Based on graduates from the graduation cohort who are eligible for placement.  A student may count as placed if they are employed in a field for which their training prepared them prior to November 30, 2020.  Students may be excluded from the calculation if they fall into one of the categories listed.  In 2019, the school excluded the following number of students based on each of the following categories:

  1. The graduate is deceased
  2. The graduate is permanently disabled
  3. The graduate is deployed for military service/duty
  4. The graduate studied under a student visa and is ineligible for employment in the U.S.
  5. The graduate continued his/her education at an institution under the same ownership (e.g., a graduate of your cosmetology program subsequently enrolled in the instructor program of an institution under the same ownership)

Total Excluded 0

*If fewer than ten students were excluded for any one category, the disclosure will only include the total of all excluded students if that total is at least ten.  If the calculation excluded fewer than a total of ten students the institution will state that it excluded students on the basis of each condition, and note that the number of total exclusions were fewer than 10 and therefore cannot be disclosed.


Graduation: 57.83%

Placement: 79.17%

Licensure: 100%


Graduation: 55.71%

Placement: 84.09%

Licensure: 100%


Graduation: 100%

Placement: 100%

Licensure: 100%


Graduation: 100%

Placement: 0%

Licensure: 0%




SOC Code: 39-5012.00 – Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

CIP Code:12.0401 -Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General


SOC Code: 25-1194.00 – Vocational Education Teachers/Postsecondary

CIP Code: 12.0413 – Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor


In order to pay for the cost of education, many of our students apply for student loans through the U.S. Department of Education or through private institutions. Student loans go into repayment after a student leaves school. The median loan debt refers to the amount of money the typical student owes once they have graduated from their program of study. Private Education Loan debt is loans obtained from a bank or credit union. Institutional financing is money owed directly to the school upon completion of the program.

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