About OSBA

Students attending Ohio State Beauty Academy can feel confident that they will be getting the very best possible education in the field of cosmetology.

Mission Statement

To provide an equal opportunity to all people desiring a career in cosmetology, to give each student the best training possible, teaching them specific skills and related subjects necessary for them to be successfully employed in the cosmetology industry.

A Brief History

OSBA is a development of the original organization founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1935. The school was acquired in 1980 by George R. Schwier, who started with the organization in 1960 in Columbus, Ohio. OSBA has had various owners since that time with the University of Northwestern Ohio taking over ownership December 31st, 2008.


OSBA is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

Licenses & Approval

OSBA is licensed by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology and approved by the Ohio Department of Education to offer veterans training.

Member Affiliations

  • The National Association of Accredited Cosmetology Schools (NAACAS)
  • The Ohio Association of Cosmetology Schools (OACS)
  • Better Business Bureau

Gainful Employment Disclosures

We have provided additional information to help you learn a little more about things such as what the program will cost, what you may expect in student loan debt upon graduation, and finding employment upon program completion.