Makeup Schools in Portland, Oregon with Program Overviews

The Portland area has 1 not-for-profit college that offers a makeup-related program within 10 miles of the city's center. Learn about the program and requirements at the school to decide if it is right for you.

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Portland Makeup Programs

Aspiring makeup artists have 1 program option located within a 15-minute drive of the downtown Portland area. Read about the focus areas and training requirements at the school that prepares students for state licensure in the cosmetology field. There is also a table offering additional information about the college, including details on cost, student retention and more.

  • Mt. Hood Community College, a two-year, public institution, offers an associate's degree program in cosmetology. The campus is roughly eight miles from central Portland.

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School Information

Facts like student enrollment and the number of students getting financial aid may help you decide if this school is a good fit for you. Review all of these stats in the table below.

Mt. Hood Community College
School Type Two-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 8,680*
Campus Setting Large suburb
Tuition, Fees, Books and Supplies (2017-2018) $5,126 in-state, $10,031 out-of-state*
% of Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 77%*
Acceptance Rate N/A - open admissions
Retention Rate (Fall 2017) 60% of full-time students*
Graduation Rate (Students Beginning in 2014-15) 26%*

Sources: *NCES College Navigator

Mt. Hood Community College

Mt. Hood Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science program in cosmetology that can cover some of the skills necessary to become a makeup artist. Although the school has an open admissions policy, the cosmetology program is one of its limited entry programs.

Associate of Applied Science in Cosmetology

The cosmetology program prepares students to take the Oregon State Board of Cosmetology Examination. The curriculum includes courses on hair, esthetics, nails, algebra, communication in the workplace and psychology. The esthetics and cosmetology clinics and labs focus on topics such as makeup application, skin diseases, hair removal procedures, facials, skin treatment, body wraps, facial massages, false eyelashes, skin analysis and skincare. Students also participate in exam prep courses and clinics to prepare for the state board exam. The program can be completed in two years by seven consecutive terms and includes the 2,300 contact hours required for licensure.

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