Pulse Beauty Academy

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2018 Average Net Price
$16,690
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
10.7%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
99
68.7% Full-Time

About

Pulse Beauty Academy is a higher education institution located in Chester County, PA. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Pulse Beauty Academy were General Cosmetology (57 degrees awarded).

In 2018, 58 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pulse Beauty Academy. 93.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 6.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (45 degrees), 9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (5 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,690.

In 2018, 31% of undergraduate students attending Pulse Beauty Academy received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$16,690
2018 Value
0.597%
1 Year Growth

In 2018 Pulse Beauty Academy had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,690. Between 2017 and 2018, the average net price of Pulse Beauty Academy grew by 0.597%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

31% of undergraduate students at Pulse Beauty Academy received financial aid through grants or loans in 2018. This represents a decline of 27.9% with respect to 2017, when 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10.7%
2015 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Pulse Beauty Academy was 10.7%, which represents 11 out of the 103 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Pulse Beauty Academy had a total enrollment of 99 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Pulse Beauty Academy is 68 students and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Pulse Beauty Academy are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pulse Beauty Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.8% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 8.08% Hispanic or Latino, 2.02% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.01% Asian, and 1.01% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Pulse Beauty Academy in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (79.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.8%) and White Male (4.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pulse Beauty Academy in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 99 students. The full-time enrollment at Pulse Beauty Academy is 68 and the part-time enrollment is 31.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Pulse Beauty Academy was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Pulse Beauty Academy had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    75 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    11 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pulse Beauty Academy is 75.8% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 8.08% Hispanic or Latino, 2.02% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.01% Asian, and 1.01% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2018, 50 more women than men received degrees from Pulse Beauty Academy. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pulse Beauty Academy is white (45 degrees awarded). There were 9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (5 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Pulse Beauty Academy is General Cosmetology (57 degrees awarded).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pulse Beauty Academy, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (58 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pulse Beauty Academy are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Pulse Beauty Academy in 2018 are Personal & Culinary Services (58 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pulse Beauty Academy are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Pulse Beauty Academy are Personal & Culinary Services (58 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pulse Beauty Academy are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Pulse Beauty Academy are Personal & Culinary Services (58 degrees awarded) (as of 2018).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pulse Beauty Academy.
Most Common (2018)
57 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Pulse Beauty Academy was General Cosmetology with 57 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
54
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Pulse Beauty Academy, which is 0.0741 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (54).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Pulse Beauty Academy in General Cosmetology, which is 0.0755 times less than the 53 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Pulse Beauty Academy in General Cosmetology, which is 13.3 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. White
    45 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pulse Beauty Academy is white (45 degrees awarded). There were 9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (5 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. White Female
    41 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    5 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pulse Beauty Academy is white female (41 degrees awarded). There were 8.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (5 degrees).

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Operations

Salary Expenditure

$539k
2017 Salaries
14%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Pulse Beauty Academy paid a median of $539k in salaries, a 14% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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