Best Cosmetology Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Cosmetology degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 140 Cosmetology schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Cosmetology Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Santiago Canyon College Orange, CA

Santiago Canyon College offers 3 Cosmetology Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 174 students graduated in the study area of Cosmetology with students earning 174 Certificates degrees.

2 Butte College Oroville, CA

Butte College offers 3 Cosmetology Degree programs. It's a large public college in a far away rural. In 2015, 163 students graduated in the study area of Cosmetology with students earning 160 Certificates degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

3 Citrus College Glendora, CA

Citrus College offers 3 Cosmetology Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 169 students graduated in the study area of Cosmetology with students earning 155 Certificates degrees, and 14 Associate's degrees.

4 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA

Saddleback College offers 2 Cosmetology Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 157 students graduated in the study area of Cosmetology with students earning 157 Certificates degrees.

5 San Jose City College San Jose, CA

San Jose City College offers 3 Cosmetology Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large city. In 2015, 146 students graduated in the study area of Cosmetology with students earning 137 Certificates degrees, and 9 Associate's degrees.

6 Paul Mitchell the School-Sherman Oaks Sherman Oaks, CA

Paul Mitchell the School-Sherman Oaks offers 1 Cosmetology Degree program. It's a private school in a large city. In 2015, 143 students graduated in the study area of Cosmetology with students earning 143 Certificates degrees.

7 Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA

Golden West College offers 3 Cosmetology Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 107 students graduated in the study area of Cosmetology with students earning 106 Certificates degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

8 Paul Mitchell the School-Temecula Temecula, CA

Paul Mitchell the School-Temecula offers 1 Cosmetology Degree program. It's a private school in a mid sized city. In 2015, 166 students graduated in the study area of Cosmetology with students earning 166 Certificates degrees.

9 Riverside City College Riverside, CA

Riverside City College offers 3 Cosmetology Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 137 students graduated in the study area of Cosmetology with students earning 127 Certificates degrees, and 10 Associate's degrees.

10 Paul Mitchell the School-San Diego San Diego, CA

Paul Mitchell the School-San Diego offers 1 Cosmetology Degree program. It's a private school in a large city. In 2015, 173 students graduated in the study area of Cosmetology with students earning 173 Certificates degrees.

List of all Cosmetology Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Santiago Canyon College Santiago Canyon College Orange, CA
1/5
50 : 1 11,187
Butte College Butte College Oroville, CA
1/5
32 : 1 11,669
Citrus College Citrus College Glendora, CA
1/5
43 : 1 12,999
Saddleback College Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
1/5
42 : 1 19,552
San Jose City College San Jose City College San Jose, CA
1/5
45 : 1 8,445
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Sherman Oaks Sherman Oaks, CA 26 : 1 282
Golden West College Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA
1/5
49 : 1 12,093
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Temecula Temecula, CA 16 : 1 251
Riverside City College Riverside City College Riverside, CA
1/5
52 : 1 19,086
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-San Diego San Diego, CA 21 : 1 244
Fullerton College Fullerton College Fullerton, CA
1/5
46 : 1 24,613
University Logo Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Santa Monica Santa Monica, CA 15 : 1 243
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Fresno Fresno, CA 28 : 1 280
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-East Bay Pleasant Hill, CA 22 : 1 194
University Logo Aveda Institute-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 17 : 1 152
Sacramento City College Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
1/5
49 : 1 22,690
Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara, CA
1/5
37 : 1 17,920
El Camino Community College District El Camino Community College District Torrance, CA
1/5
46 : 1 24,001
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles, CA
1/5
50 : 1 14,650
University Logo North Adrian's College of Beauty Inc Modesto, CA 18 : 1 228
San Diego City College San Diego City College San Diego, CA
1/5
51 : 1 16,520
Cerritos College Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
1/5
49 : 1 22,043
University Logo Lytles Redwood Empire Beauty College Inc Santa Rosa, CA 13 : 1 129
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 24 : 1 139
University Logo Milan Institute of Cosmetology-Visalia Visalia, CA 21 : 1 206

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Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 24 Colleges 113 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 151 Colleges 9,784 Graduates
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