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Pennsylvania Career Colleges and Schools: 2013 Key Outcome Statistics

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December 2015 Update

*Congress: ESEA, HEA, and GE
*State Budget Update
*Allied Health Workshop
*Public Relations and Policy Summit
*Save the Date: PAPSA Conference 2016
*Cyber Insurance

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PAPSA Workshops

Public Relations and Policy Summit
February 5, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
South Hills School of Business and Technology, State College

Unlocking the Potential
of Generation Y

February 19, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
ITT Technical Institute, Plymouth Meeting

April 15, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Washington, PA

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PAPSA Conference

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2015 PAPSA Awards

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Find A Career School That's Right For You!

The Salon Professional Academy Endorsed by Redken formerly Pruonto's Hair Design Institute

705 12th St.
Altoona, PA, 16602
Phone(s): 814-944-4494
Fax(s): 814-944-7080
Visit Our Website



Director: Kim Hofer
Date for Applications: Always open
Application Fee: No
Matriculation/Registration Deposit: Yes
Interview/Visit Required: Yes
Tests Required: No
High School Diploma/GED: Yes


# of Students: 40 full-time , 10 part-time
# of Faculty: 4 full-time , 2 part-time
Student/Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Transfer Credit: Yes
Accreditation/Approvals: NACCAS, OVR, VA Housing: Assistance Provided, 95% Commute
Courses Offered: Full-time and Evenings


Aid Available to Qualified Students: Loans, Pell grants, SEOG
% Full-time Financial Assistance: 75%
% Part-time Financial Assistance: 75%
Job Placement % Most Recent Year: 86%


Welcome to The Salon Professional Academy, an Innovative Training Center that Enables Your Success in the Beauty Industry. Our Redken trained educators empower you to explore your creativity while learning the latest techniques in a leading-edge NYC style facility. Unlike other beauty schools, TSPA also teaches you critical business building skills such as scheduling, running a front desk and communicating effectively with clients. This improves your earning potential and helps establish you as a future industry leader. TSPA is the only beauty school endorsed by Redken for excellence in education.


Title Length Type of Degree Tuition
Cosmetology Operators
9 mos
$ 12,660
Cosmetology Teachers
6 mos
$ 4,750
Cosmetology Nail Technician
2 mos
$ 2,700

All degrees referred to are Specialized Associate Degrees. Contact school for most recent tuition and program information. All information current as of December 2011.

For gainful employment disclosure information, click on the link to the school's website.
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