Largest Programs Costs and Completion Time

The largest program at PCI Academy-Ames is Cosmetology/Cosmetologist and its 2021 tuition & fees are $23,624. For reference, the average tuition for the Cosmetology/Cosmetologist program of all trade schools in the United States is $15,110.
The next table shows the largest program information including tuition, books and supplies costs, program length, and average completion time. The average values are computed based on the data from trade schools' information for the corresponding vocational program.
2021 Costs and Completion Information of Largest Programs
Program NameTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesProgram LengthsAvg. Completion Time
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist $23,624 - 2,100 Hours 16 Months
National Average $15,110 - 1,412 Hours 11.91 Months
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist $11,816 - 600 Hours 6 Months
National Average $8,734 - 651 Hours 6.07 Months
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage $11,498 - 600 Hours 7 Months
National Average $11,333 - 668 Hours 8.02 Months
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist $3,866 - 325 Hours 7 Months
National Average $4,324 - 453 Hours 4.60 Months

2021 Average Costs of Attendance

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average tuition & fees are $23,624 at PCI Academy-Ames. The total cost of attendance is $43,247 when a student lives off-campus.
2021 Average Costs of Attendance
Tuition & Fees$23,624
Books & Supplies-
Room & Board$13,144
Other Living Expenses$6,479
Total Cost of Attendace (COA)$43,247
1PCI Academy-Ames does not offer on-campus housing facilities.

Career and Vocational Programs

PCI Academy-Ames offers 1 career courses through 2-4 Years Certificate programs. The next table summarizes the total number of completers by degree programs.
Total Number of Career Programs
1 Year Certificate2 Years Certificate 4 Years CertificateAssociate's
Next tables list each career program with offered degrees. The number on each columns denotes the number of completers on the program last year. The numbers includes completers through on-campus classes and partial online classes as well as only online classes.
You may want to see all online schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of program.
Personal And Culinary Services

Important Statistics

The graduation rate at PCI Academy-Ames is 68%. The students to faculty ratio is 15 to 1 an the retention rate is 88%.
Key Academics Stats
Graduation Rate68%
Retention Rate88%(full-time), 79% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
Student Population139 Students
Number of Faculties14 Faculties
Number of Staffs27 Staffs

Special Learning Opportunities

PCI Academy-Ames does not offer online classes (distance learning opportunities) for any degree program. Next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassNo
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationNo
Study AbroadNo

On-Campus Student Services

PCI Academy-Ames provides a number of student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenNo
Library facilities at institutionN/A

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