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Cosmetology Schools in California

14,022 Cosmetology students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

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

Gender Distribution

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

Cosmetology Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

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%
Cosmetology Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Cosmetology Grads in California

There are 99,920 people in the state and 790,010 people in the nation working in cosmetology jobs.

Cosmetology Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Cosmetology Jobs in California

A typical salary for a cosmetology grad in the state is $34,780, compared to a typical salary of $33,220 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

Graduates earn an average $13,400 after graduation. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#2

Advance Beauty College

Garden Grove
608 Degrees in Major Awarded
507 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1. 43% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 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

The student loan default rate of 6.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This private institution charges an average net price of $32,909.

397 Degrees in Major Awarded
254 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 25 to 1. 27% of students get financical aid. In their early career, My Le's Beauty College grads earn an average salary of $12,100.

288 Degrees in Major Awarded
372 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $18,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 4.30% which is lower than average. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

270 Degrees in Major Awarded
344 Total Students

26% of students get financical aid. This private school has an average net price of $8,362. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

269 Degrees in Major Awarded
223 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. 21% of students get financical aid.

262 Degrees in Major Awarded
326 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $16,558. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 80% of students receive it.

#9

Saddleback College

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

This public school has an average net price of $5,909. 27% of the teachers are full time. 26 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#10

Lu Ross Academy

Ventura
247 Degrees in Major Awarded
215 Total Students

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

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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