Gainful Employment Reporting Requirements

Sooner or Later
the Goal is not the College Education
but Finding a Great Job After That.

Gainful Employment Beauty School Reporting Requirements

This Page is Going to Discuss Placement
& Much More. So Read on &
Learn More about
Us our Programs & our College.

For housing, if you are planning on moving to the college area (in other words if you are too far to drive to the college everyday) “LaJames College” has dorms available on a 1st come basis. The dorms are connected to the college. For the parents reading this we do have a security system in place. However, Mason City is listed as one of the top 100 best small cities in America to live in according to Nerd Wallet. Their methodology for determining their results was based on Afford-ability, Economic Health & Quality of Life. The top 100 list we made was for the entire United States and we were #35 on their list. We would agree, in our opinion, we are located in a wonderful town.

The cost of the dorms comes to $150 per month for each course. Yes, you read that correct.  “$150 per month”.  How is this possible?  Well its simple, we wanted them affordable & this cost includes your basic needs like beds, dressers, stove, refrigerator, microwave, shower, air, heat, water and garbage. The dorms are called LaJames Suites and are absolutely beautiful. We tried to not only make them very comfortable but extremely affordable. However dorms living is not for everyone. For those that need student housing, we have a list of apartment’s and housing complexes that are close to the college. The average cost for a 1 bedroom apartment in Mason City is around $350 to $400 per month. As you can see the housing costs are not bad at all.

A side note for those that love the water and beaches. Mason City is a community of about 30,000 people but we have a community right next to us (about 8 miles) called Clear Lake (10,000 population during the Winter and 20,000 population during the Summer) and is a wonderful place to visit. We have entertainment available from boating, sailing, ski-doo riding, fishing, sunbathing and shopping. Even in the winter, we have snowmobiling ice skating and ice fishing. We really do have a lot of fun “outside of college” things to do.

“Cost of Course/Program Links”

We are providing you with our tuition and supply costs along with class dates, the books we supply along with corresponding ISBN# and book prices. Please remember that there is financial aid available for those that qualify. Many of our students get most if not all of their college costs paid through financial aid. There really is a lot available. If you are interested in finding out your financial aid eligibility, contact the college by calling 641-424-2161, email address at lajames@lajames.com or through the Contact Us anywhere on this web site We will be happy to help you through this process. There is no obligation to enroll with us for this process. We believe it is just nice to see what you are eligible for prior to making a commitment to go to college. Something else that sets us apart from other colleges.

Now lets talk about a “Net price Calculator“. We have been directed by the U.S Department of Education to put a Net Price Calculator on our disclosure pages. The Net Price Calculator, for your information, is also used by the college to determine any student loan eligibility. It is this information that we use to determine student eligibility for student loans (it helps determine student need). The Higher the “Net Price” for the estimated cost of attendance the more likely you will be eligible for student loans if you need them at all. This calculation takes the average worst case scenario for a student’s cost to attend college. The actual tuition and supplies costs are listed above under the heading “Cost of Course/Program” Just above this section called LaJames College Beauty School Course, LaJames College Massage Therapy Course, LaJames Esthetic’s Training Course and LaJames Nail Technology Course

The next requirement from the Department of Education, for all college’s, is to have a link available to each current course offered by the college and the corresponding link to the O*NET Summary report on each occupation. This is a report on the outlook for each course listed below.

“Course Name and Links to Online SOC Codes and Summary Report
for each Course we have students in.”

Cosmetology/Beauty School Course
(Soc # 39-5012 Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists)

Massage Therapy Course
(Soc #31-9011 Massage Therapists)

Skin Care (Esthetic’s) Course
(Soc # 39-5094 Skin care Specialists)

Nail Technician Course
(Soc #39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists)

Job Placement Rates – State Board Pass Rates

LaJames College’s placement rates and board pass rates will be by course / program and we will also be listing the sources of the information to obtain the placement and pass rates. Please note that not all graduates want a job when they graduate. For example, our nail tech course is a blast and we have many that take the course for fun with no intention of doing this for a living. With that in mind, here are the numbers…. The most important number in our opinion is how many could have found jobs and that is related to our licensure rates.

For 2015/2016 reporting year LaJames College had placed 94% of the students that graduated from the Cosmetology / Beauty School Course in a field that was related to their program of study. LaJames College also had 100% pass rate at the state boards from our graduates from the Cosmetology / Beauty School Course for that same period.

For 2015/2016 reporting year LaJames College had placed 80% of the students that graduated from the Massage Therapy Course in a field that was related to their program of study. LaJames Colrdslege also had 80% pass rate at the state boards from our graduates from the Massage Therapy Course for that same period.

For 2015/2016 reporting year LaJames College had placed 100% of the students that graduated from the Esthetic’s Course in a field that was related to their program of study. LaJames College also had 100% pass rate at the state boards from our graduates from the Esthetic’s Course for that same period.

For 2015/2016 reporting year LaJames College had placed 55% of the students that graduated from the Nail Technician Course in a field that was related to their program of study. LaJames College also had 100% pass rate at the state boards from our graduates from the Nail Technician Course for that same period.

What is the Source for This Information?

The source for this information was job placement surveys, employer surveys, newspaper articles and ads, employer phone surveys, graduate book, exit interviews with students and graduate surveys. The source for the state board pass rates is derived from actual board results and test scores. LaJames College hopes you find this information helpful in your search for the perfect college and program. We are proud of what we do around here and it shows. For more information on the college or to get a free college catalog please go to our “Contact Us” page and fill in the information. We will get back to you very shortly.

Median Loan Debt by Program

All colleges must calculate (Including “LaJames College” in Mason City) the “Median Loan Debt” for each of their courses. The “Median Loan Debt” is not the average loan debt for all students but the median amount of loan borrowed. The “Median” number is determined by the middle person if you were to list all your graduating students from least amount borrowed to attend college to the most borrowed to attend the college. For example: if you had 9 graduates from the Cosmetology / Beauty School listed in a year from least borrowed to attend college to most borrowed to attend college the Median Debt is the 5th person on that list. Half way from 1 to 9 is #5 and that is the “Median” number. With that in mind, the “Median Loan Debt” for our….

Cosmetology / Beauty School
Course for 2015/2016 is
$8,000

Massage Therapy
Course for 2015/2016 is
$5,415

Esthetic’s / Skin Care
Course for 2015/2016 is
$3,666

Nail Technician
Course for 2015/2016 is
$3,694

This is the amount borrowed to help pay for tuition and other college costs. Other college costs would include transportation expenses, housing expenses, personal expenses etc.

LaJames College also needs to list the “Median Loan Debt” for each course offered from private sources and from the institution if LaJames has a finance plan after graduation. The “Median Loan debt” for both of these requirements for 2015/2016 is $0.00 for all our programs. That does not mean that there is not private loans available or college finance plans but it merely means that less than half of our students/graduates borrow from these sources.

“On Time Completion Rate”

This is not to be confused with our graduation rate. The on time rate is defined as the “Normal Time” it takes a student to graduate a program or course as defined by the college as published in our catalog out of all graduates. This is ok for shorter programs like our Massage Therapy course (8 month program) or our Nail Technician course (5 month course) or even our Esthetic’s Course (6 months course) but our Cosmetology course is a longer course than our programs. This course can take 64 weeks to complete. So there is more of an opportunity for something to happen in a longer course, like this one, that would delay a student’s graduation and then not be considered an “On Time Graduate” than there is for shorter programs. For example: health concerns can delay a student’s graduation from college. So as a service to you we wanted to explain what “On Time Graduation Rate” meant for each of the courses so you can see how we are doing as an educational institution. All rates are rounded to the nearest % up or down. You will notice our shortest courses have the highest “On Time Graduation Rate” and our longest course (Cosmetology / Beauty School) has a lower rate (as expected).

Cosmetology / Beauty School Course 14 months or 64 weeks 2015/2016
“On Time Graduation Rate” 87%

Massage Therapy Course 8 months or 36 weeks 2015/2016
“On Time Graduation Rate” 100%

Esthetic’s Course 6 months or 29 weeks 2015/2016
“On Time Graduation Rate” 100%

Nail Technician Course 5 months or 25 weeks 2015/2016
“On Time Graduation Rate” 100%

LaJames Beauty On Time Completion Rate

If this is not already information overload, there is also a College Navigator web site for Universities Statistics such as costs, enrollment, financial aid, admissions, etc.

Institutional Code of Conduct / Preferred Lenders for Educational Loans at LaJames College

Iowa Code Section 261E.2 and Sections 487(a)(25) and 487 (e) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, require the development, administration, and enforcement of a code of conduct governing educational loan activities at the college.

“Disability Services”

“LaJames College” located in Mason City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, financial status, age, ethnic origin or residence in its admissions, instruction or other policies.

Applicants, who are persons with disabilities, as defined in paragraph 104.3 of the regulation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, may apply for admittance into any of our programs.

We will strive to provide access to all programs offered here at the college. The college will make reasonable accommodations for students with a disability based on the ADA Act Requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be made on an individual basis. You, as the applicant, will need to notify the admissions department of any disability that could affect your training at the college. Doing so will give the college time to make appropriate accommodations if available.

This college does not offer special facilities or courses for the handicap. it is the responsibility of person with disabilities to seek available assistance and make their needs known prior to enrollment.

Any qualified individual with a disability requesting an accommodation should follow this procedure:

1. Notify the college office of the type of accommodation needed. Requests should be submitted in writing.
2. The college will schedule a time to meet with you prior to enrollment after receiving your request.

The college will review the request for accommodation and provide you with a determination as to the availability of the accommodation. Not all requests are reasonable and as such may not be approved.