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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in California


Each year, approximately 1.4% of California graduates receive certificates in cosmetology. That means an estimated 12,663 cosmetologists graduate from California's 143 cosmetology schools each year.

Top Schools

Lytles Redwood Empire Beauty College Inc, which is located in Santa Rosa, is the top-ranked school in California that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 60th in the country in 2010. 61 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Lytles Redwood Empire Beauty College Inc in 2010.

The second-ranked school in California with a cosmetology program is Asian American International Beauty College, which is located in Westminster. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. In 2010, Asian American International Beauty College graduated 225 students from its cosmetology program.

The third-ranked school in California with a cosmetology program is Adrians Beauty College of Turlock, which is located in Turlock. In 2010, it was ranked 61st nationwide. In 2010, 84 students graduated from Adrians Beauty College of Turlock cosmetology program. The tuition rate at Adrians Beauty College of Turlock was $0 per year.

Cost

Tuition at California's cosmetology schools ranges from $1,500 per year to $624 per year. But, the average tuition is $171 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at California cosmetology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program - located in West Covina, students are charged $1,500 per year
  2. Butte College - located in Oroville, students are charged $824 per year
  3. Riverside Community College - located in Riverside, students are charged $817 per year

The following California cosmetology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Barstow Community College - located in Barstow, students are charged $624 per year
  2. Sacramento City College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
  3. Lassen Community College - located in Susanville, students are charged $647 per year

A cosmetology certificate from a California school... what next?

The highest percentage of cosmetology graduates in California pursue careers as a cosmetologist. If you decide to work as a cosmetologist in California, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 23,110 California cosmetologists as of 2010. The California counties with the largest populations of cosmetologists are:

  1. Los Angeles County - 5,030 cosmetologists
  2. San Diego County - 2,940 cosmetologists
  3. Riverside County - 2,550 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of cosmetologists is expected to grow by 14% by 2018. There are projected to be 46,900 cosmetologists working in the California then.

Salary

On average, cosmetologists earn $25,180 per year. But, salaries for cosmetologists can vary. In 2010, cosmetologists made as little as less than $17,200 per year or as much as more than $61,270 per year in California. A cosmetologist in the following California counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Marin County - $35,940 per year
  2. Santa Cruz County - $31,690 per year
  3. Alameda County - $29,080 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for cosmetologists:

  1. Shasta County - $18,970 per year
  2. Imperial County - $19,200 per year
  3. Tulare County - $19,280 per year

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Cosmetology in California
  • Certificate in Cosmetology in California

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,888 miles from location SICE Paul Mitchell Partner School Modesto CA n/a n/a n/a
7,885 miles from location Shasta School of Cosmetology Redding CA n/a n/a n/a
7,721 miles from location Milan Institute of Cosmetology Moreno Valley CA n/a n/a n/a
7,937 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-East Bay Pleasant Hill CA n/a n/a n/a
7,822 miles from location LA Barber College Los Angeles CA n/a n/a n/a
7,832 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Sherman Oaks Sherman Oaks CA n/a n/a n/a
7,772 miles from location Esthetiques Cosmetology Institute Temecula CA n/a n/a n/a
7,846 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Fresno Fresno CA n/a n/a n/a
7,894 miles from location Cosmo Beauty Academy West Sacramento CA n/a n/a n/a
7,947 miles from location Northern California Institute of Cosmetology Inc San Leandro CA n/a n/a n/a
7,813 miles from location Beyond 21st Century Beauty Academy Santa Fe Springs CA n/a n/a n/a
7,776 miles from location Riverside Community College Riverside CA 15.8854 n/a 36,586
7,835 miles from location Santa Monica College Santa Monica CA 14.1706 n/a 32,313
7,830 miles from location El Camino Community College District Torrance CA 15.8275 n/a 27,237
7,893 miles from location Sacramento City College Sacramento CA 14.8295 n/a 27,171
7,813 miles from location Pasadena City College Pasadena CA 17.7379 n/a 26,453
7,800 miles from location Saddleback College Mission Viejo CA 19.6994 n/a 23,260
7,807 miles from location Fullerton College Fullerton CA 17.0593 n/a 22,469
7,817 miles from location Cerritos College Norwalk CA 14.3203 n/a 21,776
7,894 miles from location Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara CA 18.7886 n/a 19,753
7,787 miles from location San Diego City College San Diego CA 12.0991 n/a 18,074
7,823 miles from location Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles CA 12.531 n/a 15,968
7,815 miles from location Golden West College Huntington Beach CA 14.783 n/a 13,978
7,951 miles from location Laney College Oakland CA 18.6398 n/a 13,627
7,786 miles from location MiraCosta College Oceanside CA 17.1854 n/a 13,537
7,832 miles from location College of the Sequoias Visalia CA 12.9685 n/a 13,322
7,873 miles from location Butte College Oroville CA 14.6243 n/a 13,147
7,800 miles from location Citrus College Glendora CA 12.4755 n/a 12,895
7,800 miles from location Santiago Canyon College Orange CA 15.409 n/a 12,698
7,945 miles from location San Jose City College San Jose CA 11.6946 n/a 12,364
7,932 miles from location Solano Community College Fairfield CA 15.9371 n/a 12,222
7,961 miles from location College of San Mateo San Mateo CA 15.1982 n/a 11,310
7,921 miles from location Allan Hancock College Santa Maria CA 16.6722 n/a 11,070
7,965 miles from location Skyline College San Bruno CA 16.2107 n/a 10,561
7,881 miles from location Yuba College Marysville CA 12.4683 n/a 8,564
7,935 miles from location Gavilan College Gilroy CA 9.80111 n/a 8,087
7,939 miles from location Napa Valley College Napa CA 15.1485 n/a 7,282
7,823 miles from location El Camino College-Compton Center Compton CA 6.2099 n/a 6,691
7,739 miles from location Barstow Community College Barstow CA 11.2087 n/a 4,791
7,807 miles from location Hacienda La Puente Adult Education La Puente CA 6.80913 n/a 3,852
7,821 miles from location Marinello School of Beauty Los Angeles CA 22.185 n/a 2,305
7,800 miles from location Lassen Community College Susanville CA 10.562 n/a 2,250
7,796 miles from location Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education Pomona CA 31.4235 n/a 1,463
7,805 miles from location Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education Baldwin Park CA 0.632715 n/a 948
7,815 miles from location Advance Beauty College Garden Grove CA 28.3437 n/a 790
7,804 miles from location East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program West Covina CA 33.9635 n/a 675
7,829 miles from location Western Beauty Institute Panorama City CA 22.9297 n/a 663
7,946 miles from location Marinello Schools of Beauty Santa Clara CA 29.7402 n/a 654
7,882 miles from location MTI College Sacramento CA 30.644 100% 555
7,843 miles from location Milan Institute Clovis CA 21.789 n/a 460
7,759 miles from location Marinello Schools of Beauty Hemet CA 26.7569 n/a 428
7,823 miles from location Make-up Designory Burbank CA 33.098 n/a 420
7,882 miles from location Marinello Schools of Beauty Sacramento CA 35.6674 n/a 414
7,776 miles from location Academy of Hair Design-Poway Poway CA 25.7912 n/a 391
7,823 miles from location Marinello Schools of Beauty Burbank CA 31.069 n/a 369
7,768 miles from location Marinello Schools of Beauty Moreno Valley CA 25.7025 n/a 357
7,959 miles from location Marinello Schools of Beauty San Francisco CA 29.4461 n/a 340
7,811 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa Costa Mesa CA 30.2829 n/a 306
7,807 miles from location Colleen O'Haras Beauty Academy Santa Ana CA 26.847 n/a 277
7,787 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-San Diego San Diego CA 23.8359 n/a 276
7,888 miles from location North Adrians Beauty College Modesto CA 32.0161 n/a 275
7,935 miles from location Paris Beauty College Concord CA 30.3268 n/a 273
7,815 miles from location Career Academy of Beauty Garden Grove CA 31.5226 n/a 273
7,837 miles from location Lyles Bakersfield College of Beauty Bakersfield CA 28.3858 n/a 243
0 miles from location Federico Beauty Institute Sacramento CA 31.2786 n/a 243
7,812 miles from location Coastline Beauty College Fountain Valley CA 36.0534 n/a 242
7,784 miles from location Bay Vista College of Beauty National City CA 23.4212 n/a 235
7,779 miles from location California Hair Design Academy La Mesa CA 35.0033 n/a 220
7,831 miles from location Newberry School of Beauty Granada Hills CA 30.9137 n/a 213
7,820 miles from location Marinello Schools of Beauty Paramount CA 16.5087 n/a 209
7,832 miles from location Milan Institute of Cosmetology Visalia CA 3.77837 n/a 204
7,888 miles from location California Academy-A Paul Mitchell Partner School Sacramento CA n/a n/a 197
7,886 miles from location Adrians Beauty College of Turlock Turlock CA 39.3754 100% 192
7,963 miles from location Hilltop Beauty School Daly City CA 31.6196 n/a 190
7,950 miles from location Alameda Beauty College Alameda CA 23.8957 100% 187
7,781 miles from location Palomar Institute of Cosmetology San Marcos CA 35.1435 95% 179
7,958 miles from location San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology San Francisco CA n/a n/a 176
7,928 miles from location Milan Institute of Cosmetology Fairfield CA 5.43559 n/a 175
7,800 miles from location Marinello Schools of Beauty Lake Forest CA 22.5739 n/a 173
7,812 miles from location Rosemead Beauty School Rosemead CA 30.681 n/a 173
7,806 miles from location Marinello Schools of Beauty Rowland Heights CA 27.9609 n/a 165
7,787 miles from location Salon Success Academy Upland CA 27.9156 n/a 163
7,820 miles from location Marinello Schools of Beauty Bell CA 25.4687 n/a 162
7,814 miles from location Cao Institute of Aesthetics Alhambra CA n/a n/a 162
7,815 miles from location ATI College Norwalk CA 27.1209 n/a 159
7,761 miles from location Victor Valley Beauty College Inc Victorville CA 24.6989 n/a 158
7,804 miles from location Hair California Beauty Academy Orange CA 26.487 n/a 155
7,814 miles from location Alhambra Beauty College Alhambra CA 28.4003 n/a 152
7,828 miles from location Healthy Hair Academy Inglewood CA 7.88572 83% 147
7,835 miles from location Academy of Barbering Arts Northridge CA 26.5303 n/a 138
7,810 miles from location Professional Institute of Beauty El Monte CA 27.5663 n/a 138
7,893 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara CA 27.4025 n/a 132
7,803 miles from location Lancaster Beauty School Lancaster CA 26.5537 n/a 131
7,774 miles from location J Boutique College of Beauty El Cajon CA 24.8411 n/a 129
7,825 miles from location Palace Beauty College Los Angeles CA 29.5004 n/a 127
7,720 miles from location Coachella Valley Beauty College La Quinta CA 27.7973 n/a 124
7,857 miles from location Madera Beauty College Madera CA 23.2824 n/a 124
7,790 miles from location Oceanside College of Beauty Oceanside CA 33.9904 93% 123
7,874 miles from location Lu Ross Academy Ventura CA 23.4986 n/a 122
7,891 miles from location My Le's Beauty College Sacramento CA 30.1278 n/a 120
7,847 miles from location Manchester Beauty College Fresno CA 22.3361 n/a 115
7,772 miles from location Royale College of Beauty Temecula CA 28.9946 n/a 114
7,816 miles from location Montebello Beauty College Montebello CA 25.2748 n/a 110
7,958 miles from location Lytles Redwood Empire Beauty College Inc Santa Rosa CA 40.2074 100% 108
7,813 miles from location Marinello School of Beauty Huntington Beach CA 18.3427 n/a 103
7,758 miles from location Salon Success Academy Redlands CA n/a n/a 102
7,805 miles from location COBA Academy Orange CA 23.5078 n/a 98
7,837 miles from location Tulare Beauty College Tulare CA 22.3539 n/a 94
7,726 miles from location International School of Beauty Inc Palm Desert CA 26.4903 n/a 93
7,733 miles from location Champion Institute of Cosmetology Palm Springs CA 31.6629 n/a 93
7,935 miles from location Milan Institute of Cosmetology Concord CA n/a n/a 91
7,824 miles from location John Wesley International Barber and Beauty College Long Beach CA 26.979 n/a 90
7,784 miles from location Avance Beauty College San Diego CA 28.8492 n/a 86
7,870 miles from location Sierra College of Beauty Merced CA 33.0444 41% 85
7,824 miles from location Universal College of Beauty Inc Compton CA 35.5695 n/a 85
7,822 miles from location James Albert School of Cosmetology Rancho Cucamonga CA n/a n/a 84
7,965 miles from location Fredrick and Charles Beauty College Eureka CA 36.3605 100% 74
7,760 miles from location Mojave Barber College Victorville CA 19.1627 n/a 74
7,836 miles from location Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy Santa Monica CA 27.3788 100% 74
7,808 miles from location Thanh Le College School of Cosmetology Garden Grove CA 27.5358 n/a 73
7,785 miles from location Salon Success Academy Corona CA 27.5655 n/a 71
7,812 miles from location James Albert School of Cosmetology Costa Mesa CA 20.0843 n/a 69
7,810 miles from location David's Academy of Beauty Temple City CA 33.8379 n/a 66
7,890 miles from location California Beauty School Modesto CA 26.6463 n/a 65
7,870 miles from location Modern Beauty Academy Oxnard CA 30.6172 n/a 61
7,845 miles from location Lyles College of Beauty Fresno CA 26.4914 n/a 61
7,920 miles from location Design's School of Cosmetology Paso Robles CA 27.5137 n/a 60
7,794 miles from location Thuy Princess Beauty College Pomona CA 36.4194 n/a 57
7,814 miles from location Asian American International Beauty College Westminster CA 39.9922 100% 57
7,767 miles from location Salon Success Academy San Bernardino CA 22.6544 n/a 55
7,830 miles from location Estes Institute of Cosmetology Arts and Science Visalia CA 30.7625 100% 54
7,804 miles from location American Beauty College West Covina CA 25.7408 n/a 49
7,826 miles from location Elegance International Los Angeles CA 35.6804 100% 48
7,776 miles from location Salon Success Academy Fontana CA n/a n/a 46
7,827 miles from location Universal College of Beauty Inc Los Angeles CA 19.7667 n/a 43
7,815 miles from location CRU Institute Garden Grove CA 17.0777 n/a 34
7,826 miles from location Universal College of Beauty Inc Los Angeles CA 21.7432 n/a 30
7,827 miles from location Borner's Barber College Los Angeles CA n/a n/a 26
7,950 miles from location Moler Barber College Oakland CA 22.6887 n/a 25
7,811 miles from location James Albert School of Cosmetology Anaheim CA n/a n/a 22
7,813 miles from location Elite Beauty College Westminster CA 9.08985 n/a 17
7,738 miles from location Bridges Academy of Beauty Barstow CA 16.9328 n/a 17
7,828 miles from location Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology San Fernando CA n/a n/a 15
 

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in California

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Barbers + n/a $23,380
2
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 23,110 $25,180 1.2%
3
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 13,360 $20,070 42.7%
4
Skincare Specialists + 4,070 $33,490 66.8%
5
Shampooers + 670 $19,320 -6.9%
 

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