Queen City College


Queen City College, located in Tennessee, was founded in 1984 by Ralph S. Payne. At the time, Payne owned a salon in Tennessee but was not happy with the work level of his employees. Taking matters into his own hands he decided to start a college that provided quality education for future professional stylists.

The College was first called Queen City Hair College and changed its name in 1990 to cover a broader range of programs. The school is an affiliate of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Occupational Education Institutions.

Queen City College offers a variety of programs no matter what specific aspect of style you are interested in. Every program prepares the students to pass the State Board Requirements upon graduation. Choose from Barber, Barber Technician, Barber Instructor, Cosmetology to Barber Training, Barber to Cosmetology Training, Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor, Esthetician, Manicure/Nail Technician, Natural Hairstylist, or Shampoo. Most of the programs can be completed in less than 1 year, with a couple of 2-year exceptions. Each program includes general classes, chemical, and physical. General classes cover background, ethics, laws, sanitation, anatomy, etc.; chemical classes discuss products and materials used, and chemistry and composition; physical classes teach hands on experience. Classes are offered during the day and at night, Tuesday – Saturday, on either a 30- or 40-hour week. Part time schedules are also available.

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Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty N/A
Retention (full-time / part-time) 67% / N/A
Enrollment Total (all students) 122

Unique Programs

Part of learning the necessary skills to be a professional barber or cosmetologist includes a lot of hands on practice. In order to supply this experience to its students, while also providing a benefit for the community, Queen City College has its Public Services program. After students have reached a certain level of classes they can begin to practice on real customers. These customers who come to the College for beauty services will receive a discount. This experience gives the students an opportunity to practice and receive feedback from their peers, teachers, and clients.

Services include haircuts and styling, manicures and pedicures, waxing, hair coloring, hair extensions, body wraps, airbrush tanning, eyelash application, and make up application.


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In order to apply to Queen City College you must show proof of age, proof of education, and your Social Security number. For proof of age you can submit a valid identification or your birth certificate. For proof of education you should submit your high school diploma, transcript, or GED test scores. A copy of your Social Security card will do for your Social Security number.

If you are a transfer student you must complete an exam, administered by Queen City College. The exam will test your knowledge on relative training in order to determine what level you will enter in and if any previous credit can apply.

Contacting the school will provide more information and give you the opportunity to go on a tour.

Financial Aid

Every student who qualifies for it will receive financial aid to help pay for their education at Queen City College. If you receive financial aid, you must meet certain requirements to maintain it. This includes meeting the Satisfactory Progress Policy, completing at least 66% of the hours in your program, and maintaining the minimum GPA that your program requires.

Grants, payment options, and veteran benefits are available as forms of financial aid. Federal Pell Grants are made available to students who fill out an application and meet the criteria. These grants do not have to be paid back. Installment payments are an option to assist students in making payments over time. All students can choose to make interest-free, monthly payments over the duration of their education, as long as payments are made on time. Veterans can use their veteran administration educational benefits to help pay for their education. They should complete VA Form 22-1990 and keep up their attendance.

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With about 200 students enrolled each year, Queen City College has a small student body, made up of more women than men. Since the campus has no housing available and is in a building, it does not resemble a traditional college campus.

All of the students commute to class, Tuesday through Saturday. The two days off give students time to relax, work, or study. Classes are available during the day or at night. A 30-hour a week daytime schedule is made up of class from 9:30 AM to 4 PM, and a 40-hour a week daytime schedule is made up of class from 9:30 AM to 6 PM Tuesday through Friday and 8 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday. A 30-hour a week nighttime schedule is made up of class from 4 to 10 PM Tuesday through Friday and 9:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday. A 40-hour a week nighttime schedule is made up of class from 1:30 to 10 PM Tuesday through Friday and 8 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday.

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