Northwest College


From today until June 30th we are waiving the $100 enrollment fee!

  Have you been dreaming of a career in cosmetology?

 The official offer is posted on our Facebook page. Claim your offer here.

  • → Flexible start dates.

→ Financial aid available to those who qualify.

→ Accredited by NACCAS. 

→ Salon business training program. 


Northwest College School of Beauty Campuses and Programs

Northwest College School of Beauty has six campuses throughout Oregon, making it possible for anyone in the Portland Metro Area or Southern Oregon to attend programs. All six of our campuses offer both day and evening classes to give prospective students training flexibility. Our Medford and Springfield campuses also offer a three day per week schedule!

We offer training programs in Hair Design, Nail Technology, Esthetics and Barbering*.

Portland Area Campuses:

  • Beaverton*
  • Clackamas*
  • Hillsboro
  • Tualatin

Southern Oregon Campuses:

  • Medford*
  • Springfield*

Financial aid is available to those who qualify!

Northwest College participates in federal aid programs through the U.S. Department of Education. Federal Student Aid can assist eligible students with grants and low interest loans. Students looking for financial aid assistance need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

FAFSA school code 014351 (displays as Northwest College of Hair Design Clackamas Campus). Click here to go to the FAFSA online application.

Admissions Process

To enroll as a student at Northwest College, you will need to meet with one of our Admissions Representatives. The Admissions Representative will give you a school tour, information about our programs and pricing information, discuss start dates, and help answer all your questions! 

This is a time for you to get a full understanding of the beauty industry, and the expectations of Northwest College to determine if this is the career path that excites you! Contact us now to schedule your admissions appointment!

*Barbering is offered at Beaverton, Clackamas, Medford and Springfield campuses.

Student Catalog

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Travis Henry, @bigTtheBarber, Class of 2011

I entered Beauty School not sure what to expect and with no prior cutting/barbering experience. I did research on a few local Beauty Schools and went with what felt right for my family and the locations that worked for me. The campuses were beautiful, the staff was awesome, and there was a variety of different students. Beauty school is what you make of it. It's the school's responsibility to teach you the rules, help you achieve greatness, and give you the tools you need to succeed in this profession. Northwest College did that for me. This business is 75% Passion and 25% skills, NW College can get you those skills if your willing to do your part. I graduated in March of 2011; I'm now a Certified Educator for Eufora International, Owner of Chop Shop Hair Studio, Co-Owner of  Doo or Dye Salon, President of the North West Barbers Alliance, and Business Partners with Shave Envy. You can achieve anything you want with the right training, support, and a passion.” - Travis Henry, Class of 2011

Jessica Koch, Class of 2014

I was very scared going back to school after nearly 20 years, but attending NW College in Tualatin made it an easy transition. I had no idea what to expect from beauty school or if I was making the right career move, but in no time at all I knew NW College was the right decision for me. I had amazing instructors that were encouraging and pushed me to trust in myself and my creative abilities. I graduated on November 22, 2014 and because of the great academics of NW College passed my state boards and became licensed on November 26, 2014. I had interviewed with several salons leading up to my graduation and started working immediately as an independent contractor on December 2, 2014.. Attending NW College was the best decision of my life, I’ve never been happier going to work each day. I LOVE my career choice as a licensed Cosmetologist.” - Jessica Koch, Class of 2014

Licensed & Accredited

Accreditation by a nationally recognized agency provides assurance that a school is established and recognized as a quality institution, has adequate facilities and equipment, maintains recognized and approved courses of study, and employs competent, qualified faculty. Northwest College is accredited by NACCAS (National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences) and is licensed by HECC (Higher Education Coordinating Commission). Northwest College is a 2014 Modern Salon Excellence in Education Cosmetology School.


Modern Salon Excellence in Education, NACCAS, AACS, Oregon Department of Education