In 1966, Independence College of Cosmetology became the first cosmetology school in Missouri to be accredited by The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS). This accreditation allows us to participate in financial aid programs for those students who qualify.

Schools that are accredited have met national standards of educational performance, which have been determined by a neutral non-governmental agency. NACCAS is recognized under the provisions of Chapter 33, Title 38, U.S. Code and subsequent legislation.

Accreditation of schools is the most respected and trustworthy indicator of a school’s concern for integrity toward its students and superior education. Independence College of Cosmetology’s Accreditation Approval is on display at all times in the Admissions Office.

A staff member attends an accreditation workshop annually to remain current on NACCAS requirements.

3015 Colvin St.
Alexandria, VA 22314