General Information About La'James International College
Our Mission Statement * Enroll, educate, graduate, place La’ James International College History La’ James International College has been educating students for over 75 years. The belief in our mission statement, To Enroll, Educate, Graduate and Place, along with Cynthia Becher’s dedication to the beauty industry, has led La’ James International to become a world-renowned educational institution. With seven schools, across three states, (Fort Dodge, Des Moines, Cedar Falls, Iowa City, Davenport, East Moline, IL and Fremont, NE) La’ James International College offers programs in Cosmetology, Cosmetology/A.A.S Degree, Massage Therapy, Esthetics, Massage Therapy/Esthetics/A.A.S Degree, and Nail Technology. The quest for educational excellence began in 1972 when La’ James International became an accredited college. Over the next few years, La’James International College flourished adding five more locations. In 2004, an additional location was added in Fremont, NE. With seven locations under the same ownership, the standard of excellence and consistency in successful graduates continued. La’ James International College has remained a premier educational system due to the constant drive to have the most thorough curriculum for all disciplines, including spa training for cosmetologists, microdermabrasion for estheticians and hot stone massage for massage therapists. Our top-notch facilities allow students to gain experience working in a salon setting and a true day spa. Clientele development and other business skills are taught in all of our disciplines. In 2002 Global Learning began at La’James International College. Students have the opportunity to travel within the United States to New York or San Francisco and internationally to destinations such as Montreal, Australia, Rome, London, Paris, Germany and Mexico. The principle of Global Learning hinges on opening the eyes of students to all the advantages available to them in the beauty industry and provides networking capabilities, cultural exposure and education from national/international educators across the world. Using a thorough curriculum, incorporating the most recent technology into the classroom, with hands-on application ensures the student is prepared to survive in a service business, which has always been a priority of La’ James International College. Beginning in 2007, cosmetology students were able to secure a two-year A.A.S degree in Health and Beauty Management in ONE year, an exclusive opportunity only available at La’ James International College. This opportunity is also now available to students dually enrolled in Massage Therapy and Esthetics. In the near future, Massage Therapy students will also have the opportunity to secure a Chiropractic Assistant Degree. La’ James International College looks forward to upholding this standard of excellence for years to come!
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
- Employment services for students
- 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
- 2-4 years certificate
- Town: Distant
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 58%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 79 Native American 2.0 Asian 0.0 African American 4.0 Hispanic 10.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 37 Enrolled FullTime Graduates