Editor's Description

Editor's Description

Students at Penrose Academy follow a customized curriculum curated by leading international beauty experts that focuses on essential business skills.

The school is the first in Arizona to be approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer a 1,600-hour cosmetology hybrid program, including distance learning that happens off-site, online, and at the students' convenience. A four-day (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) schedule also gives students flexibility in their work and personal lives while still providing a comprehensive curriculum.

Programs in esthetics, hair, laser use, and faculty certification are also available.

"My favorite thing about Penrose Academy is their love and passion for the industry and mostly for each other," says alumnus Tim. "There is so much love and encouragement that it makes you feel much better about yourself. They are setting us up in real life scenarios and situations and bringing in outside professionals to give us a glimpse into the real world. Also, they are preparing us at the end with test out and mock interviews."


Penrose Academy offers the following programs.


Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $12,175


Program Length 1,600 hours
Average Completion 12 months
Program Tuition $19,175

Hair Design

Program Length 1,000 hours
Average Completion 12 months
Program Tuition $14,320


Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 12 months
Program Tuition $18,175

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $100 application fee.

Financial Aid

34% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $3,772 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

99% female, 1% male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

50% white, 12% Hispanic / Latino, 1% African American, 3% Asian American

364 students are enrolled in this school

Contact This School

13402 North Scottsdale Road Suite B160, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Page last updated: 01/02/2024

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