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Cosmetology Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 14,022 students earned their Cosmetology degrees in CA.

In terms of popularity, Cosmetology is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 46 majors commonly available.

Gender Distribution

In California, a cosmetology major is more popular with women than with men.

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Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of cosmetology majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 24.7%
  • Black or African American: 7.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 33.9%
  • White: 25.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 7.4%
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Jobs for Cosmetology Grads in California

In this state, there are 99,920 people employed in jobs related to a cosmetology degree, compared to 790,010 nationwide.

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Wages for Cosmetology Jobs in California

Cosmetology grads earn an average of $34,780 in the state and $33,220 nationwide.

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There are 143 colleges in California that offer cosmetology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

712 Degrees in Major Awarded
501 Total Students

25 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $13,400 after graduation.

#2

Advance Beauty College

Garden Grove
608 Degrees in Major Awarded
507 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 43% get financial aid. 30 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $12,000 a year.

#3

Make-up Designory

Burbank
513 Degrees in Major Awarded
262 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $32,909. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 6.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

397 Degrees in Major Awarded
254 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $12,100 after graduation. 27% of students get financical aid. 30 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

288 Degrees in Major Awarded
372 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $18,934. The student loan default rate is 4.30% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $18,800 a year.

270 Degrees in Major Awarded
344 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 26% of students receive it. This private school has an average net price of $8,362. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $13,200 a year.

269 Degrees in Major Awarded
223 Total Students

21% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

262 Degrees in Major Awarded
326 Total Students

80% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,100 after earning their degree at this institution. This private institution charges an average net price of $16,558.

#9

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo
250 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,709 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,909. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 27% are considered full time.

#10

Lu Ross Academy

Ventura
247 Degrees in Major Awarded
215 Total Students

82% of students get financical aid. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 5.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Cosmetology Careers in CA

Some of the careers cosmetology majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Barbers 21% $25,660
Manicurists and Pedicurists 21% $24,980
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 20% $25,660
Skincare Specialists 17% $30,590
Personal Service Worker Supervisors 15% $39,360
Makeup Artists 4% $72,160

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to cosmetology.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Culinary Arts 2,360
Other Personal & Culinary Services 83
Funeral & Mortuary Science 81

View all majors related to Cosmetology

View Nationwide Cosmetology Report

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