General Information About National Academy of Beauty Arts
Mr. Schaefer has owned and operated NABA since 1998, graduating from Webster College in 1972 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Vocal Arts and Conducting. After college, he worked as a Musical Director for various professional venues around the mid-west and east coast. Pursuing a passion for natural foods Mr. Schaefer managed a high-end natural foods market in New York City. In the early 1980’s he became Director of Purchasing for a pioneering natural foods market chain in Los Angeles. During his tenure with this company, he was instrumental in the development, sourcing, labeling, manufacturing, and distribution of 100’s of products for the natural food industry. In the late 1980’s, Mr. Schaefer collaborated with friends to open Kathy’s Natural Foods Market in Salt Lake City. Their concept represented an entirely new approach for natural foods marketing to the area. After consulting with major natural food markets around the country, Mr. Schaefer became the Director of a natural foods packaging plant in San Diego. Throughout the 1990’s he was responsible for sourcing organic products from around the world and getting them to market. Besides packaging and distributing for the major natural food markets in the country, he developed natural products for companies like Jenny Craig and Ron Popeel. X At the request of his family, Mr. Schaefer returned to St. Louis in 1998 to take over the operation and management of National Academy of Beauty Arts. In doing this, Mr. Schaefer was able to reignite his passion for education and empowering people to succeed. Mr. Witte has been with National Academy since 1989, first serving as a consultant, and recently as Vice President/Owner. Mr. Witte has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting Degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. After college, he started providing services to Cosmetology and other trade schools, serving hundreds of Cosmetology Schools throughout the country and growing that market segment to the 8th largest Cosmetology/Trade School practice in the United States. Mr. Witte has also served as a Chief Financial Officer for a chain of national schools. Mr. Witte has been a frequent speaker on Financial Aid and Cosmetology issues throughout the Midwest area. In addition, Mr. Witte has served on numerous trade and not for profit Board of Directors, including the Missouri Department of Education (MDHE) Administrative Advisory Board.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Private for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Academic/career counseling service
- Placement services for completers
- Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Town: Distant
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 87%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 238 Native American 0 Asian 1 African American 5 Hispanic 1 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 180 Enrolled FullTime Graduates