Soma Institute, The

55 East Jackson Boulevard
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60604

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Main telephone 312.939.2723
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Contact person name Joan Hannant
Contact person title President/Owner
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 312.939.2723
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Public or private Private
Type of school Massage Therapy Diploma Program
Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate Program
Date founded 1998
Degrees offered Diploma: clinical massage therapy and master clinical massage therapy
School accreditation Approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education; Accrediting Council on Continuing Education and Training; State of Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
Specialized accreditation Accrediting Council on Continuing Education and Training (ACCET); National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Specialized licensure Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider Vocational Rehabilitation and the Trade Act
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Population of city the school is in 2,704,958
Distance from campus to city center 0 miles
Public transportation to campus close to all CTA lines and Metra
Student parking on campus underground parking available at student rate
Campus size 13,833 Square Feet
County Cook
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School visit availability 9-7, Monday through Saturday
Contact to set up school visit Stanley Kozik
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Number of part time, male students 100
Number of part time, female students 299
Total number of part-time students 399
Total number of male students 100
Total number of female students 299
Total number of students 399
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1%
Asian 5%
Black 20%
Hispanic 27%
White 30%
Race/ethnicity unknown 10%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 5%
Number of states and territories represented 5
Percentage of students from outside the US N/A
Percentage of students 25 or older 60%
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Costs (for proprietary schools) Tuition Includes: student professional liability insurance, initial massage therapy licensure in the State of Illinois, tutoring, handouts, graduation ceremony

Clinical Massage Therapy: $14,150
Books and Supplies: $180

Health & Wellness Coaching: $2,150
Academic program/major Yes
Tuition refund policy Please refer to the program catalog

Clinical Massage Therapy:

Health and Wellness
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Pre-payment plan (if you pay your entire tuition when you enroll, you don't have to pay higher prices if tuition increases) Yes
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
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Financial aid contact person James Cussen
Financial aid contact title Financial Aid Advisor
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 312.878.4638
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Submit these forms Contact school for assistance in the completion of forms to apply for financial aid
Application deadline (for fall term) Continuous
Letters about aid sent to applicants Continuous
School year financial aid data is from 2023
Percentage of students who received financial aid 0%
Average amount of financial aid awarded
Loan $7,916
Grant from the school $1,317
Grant from federal government $5,745
Percentage of students awarded each type of financial aid
Loan 80%
Grant from the school Institutional Grants have been offered since 2016 - and over 95% of students qualify for the grants
Grant from federal government 65%
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 79%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $7,916
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Direct Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Direct Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Institution loans (from the school) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored Yes
Proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2023 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Stanley Kozik
Admissions contact title Vice President
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 312.878.4644
Admissions phone (toll free) 312.939.2723
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Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Massage Therapy Diploma Program
Number of male applicants 100
Number of male applicants accepted 100%
Number of male applicants who enrolled 100
Number of female applicants 299
Number of female applicants accepted 100%
Number of female applicants who enrolled 299
Total number of applicants 399
Total number of applicants accepted 100%
Total number of applicants who enrolled 399
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Postsecondary education Postecondary education or GED accepted
Other education requirements for admission GED is accepted
Admission is available January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Application deadline Rolling admission
Online application available Find more information on this website
Application fee none
Application fee waived Generally waived
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for all students
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) N/A
Admissions contact person #2 Naomi Griffin
Admissions contact title #2 Admissions Representative
Admissions contact e-mail #2 Email
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Certificate or diploma Yes
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To get a catalog James Cussen
Academic calendar Continuous
Grading system Letter grade
Number of faculty on campus 28
Student faculty ratio 18:1
Average class size
Lecture 20
Laboratory 18
Evenings Yes
Part time Yes
Weekends Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
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Academic advising Yes
Reading and study skills courses Yes
Tutoring Yes
Other information about academic services Tutoring
You Tube Instructional Videos
Career counseling
Personal counseling
Basic job skills Yes
Orientation Yes
Student lounge Yes
Other services other Career Fairs, Graduation, Employer Lunch & Learns
Accessibility contact person Tilda Williams
Accessibility contact title Student Records Director
Accessibility contact e-mail Email
Accessibility contact phone 312.878.4639
Interpreters for the deaf Yes
Learning aids Yes
Readers for the blind Yes
Registration assistance Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Tutors Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
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Career contact person Emily Minchel
Career contact title Career Services
Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 312.878.4224
Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 86%
Was counseled by the career services office 100%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Continuing Education Training
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.