Who we are
ACCREDITED AND LICENSED SCHOOLS
There is no question about the quality of education and training you will receive from Missouri College of Cosmetology. We are fully accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences Inc.
The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) is an autonomous, independent accrediting commission. It is constituted as a non-profit Delaware Corporation, with its main offices located in Alexandria, Virginia. NACCAS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national agency for the institutional accreditation of post-secondary schools and departments of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences, including specialized schools. It presently accredits approximately 1,000 institutes that serve over 100,000 students. These schools offer over twenty courses and programs of study, which fall under NACCAS’ scope of accreditation.
All Missouri College of Cosmetology locations are licensed by:
Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
P.O. Box 1062
Jefferson City, MO, 65102
Missouri College of Cosmetology was founded in 1981 by Roddie Hughes, and was an instant success with aspiring cosmetologists from around the community. In 1989, a student by the name of Jeffery Stanley applied to the school, and in 1994 he became Hughes’ partner.
While being a partner to Roddie Hughes, Mr. Stanley also became licensed as a cosmetologist, barber, esthetician, and instructor. In 1996, Jeff Stanley and his wife, Melody, took full control of the Missouri College of Cosmetology campuses and became sole owners of the institution.
In 1998, Jeff and Melody Stanley purchased Classic Beauty College in Bolivar, Missouri, where they transformed it into a third Missouri College of Cosmetology campus. During that same time, they acquired a license for an Esthetics program, and four years later it had grown enough to expand into its own building near the cosmetology campus on Campbell Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley wanted to help students who couldn’t attend classes for financial reasons, so in 2000, Missouri College of Cosmetology became a nationally accredited school through NACCAS (Nationally Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences). This accreditation led to the ability for the school to provide financial assistant to those students who qualify.
In 2004, Missouri College of Cosmetology became a Pivot Point member school. Since then, the college has been able to give students one of the most comprehensive curriculums in the industry, as well as providing instruction to achieve the skills need to be exceptional in future careers.