Trade Schools in California

For academic year 2019-2020, 214 trade schools are active in California. We online include less than 2 years colleges (both for-profit and not-for-profit schools) offering 1 year and/or 1-2 years certificate programs.
  • The 2020 average tuition & fees of trade schools in California is $16,260. The amount is the average over all vocational programs and it may vary by area of study and program length.
  • Total 40,901 students have enrolled in trade schools in California.
  • The average students to faculty ratio of California trade schools is 16.99 to 1.
  • The average financial aid amount received at trade schools in California is $4,968.
  • The average graduation rate is 75.00% in California trade schools.

214 Trade Schools in California Comparison Table

College NameTuition & FeesStudent PopulationOnline Student PopulationGraduation RateNumber of Programs OfferedFinancial Aid AmountStudents to Faculty Ratio
The Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting
Huntington Beach, CA
$15,9002610-2$5,1633 to 1
Avalon School of Cosmetology-Alameda
Alameda, CA
$8,700118-67%2$3,62022 to 1
American Beauty College
West Covina, CA
$17,600114-67%4$4,49125 to 1
Associated Technical College-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$17,00092-57%2$5,05019 to 1
Associated Technical College-San Diego
San Diego, CA
$17,00045-72%2$9,0068 to 1
Brownson Technical School
Anaheim, CA
$16,29557-87%2$5,93710 to 1
California Beauty School
Modesto, CA
$16,90047-90%3$4,12411 to 1
California Hair Design Academy
La Mesa, CA
$20,27577-49%5$5,92911 to 1
Career Academy of Beauty
Garden Grove, CA
$20,035179-80%4$3,75719 to 1
CET-San Diego
San Diego, CA
$14,500197-56%4$5,29822 to 1
CET-San Jose
San Jose, CA
$15,375171-74%9$7,21312 to 1
CET-El Centro
El Centro, CA
$14,500144-92%5$13,72214 to 1
CET-Colton
Colton, CA
$14,500135-71%6$6,31717 to 1
CET-Watsonville
Watsonville, CA
$11,486116-85%6$12,25223 to 1
CET-Salinas
Salinas, CA
$14,249163-77%4$13,42214 to 1
Citrus Heights Beauty College
Citrus Heights, CA
$15,50081-89%3$3,91114 to 1
Milan Institute-Visalia
Visalia, CA
$19,750383-70%8$4,27014 to 1
Clovis Adult Education
Clovis, CA
$12,000507-75%6$2,08732 to 1
Coba Academy
Anaheim, CA
$8,61086-68%3$4,45113 to 1
International School of Beauty Inc
Palm Desert, CA
$17,600164-80%6$7,46719 to 1
Elegance International
Hollywood, CA
$17,600256-52%1$3,65522 to 1
Federico Beauty Institute
Sacramento, CA
$18,485303-80%3$4,09815 to 1
Hair California Beauty Academy
Orange, CA
$9,7504----20 to 1
Redondo Beach Beauty College
Redondo Beach, CA
$11,20067-92%5$4,32920 to 1
Fredrick and Charles Beauty College
Eureka, CA
$14,50053-86%5$5,13318 to 1
Gemological Institute of America-Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
$21,00029-86%1$13,55210 to 1
Salon Success Academy-Riverside
Riverside, CA
$20,000125-69%3$5,28215 to 1
Hilltop Beauty School
Daly City, CA
$13,495104-63%3$5,90915 to 1
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA
$20,900139-65%1$4,56012 to 1
Lancaster Beauty School
Lancaster, CA
$16,475128-76%5$4,98821 to 1
Lu Ross Academy
Ventura, CA
$18,920190-59%6$4,65120 to 1
Lyle's College of Beauty
Bakersfield, CA
$16,47592-83%4$4,96514 to 1
Lyle's College of Beauty
Fresno, CA
$16,47587-75%4$5,36114 to 1
Lytles Redwood Empire Beauty College Inc
Santa Rosa, CA
$19,55079-90%2$4,25514 to 1
MTI Business College Inc
Stockton, CA
$9,25080--6$5,92010 to 1
Modern Beauty Academy
Oxnard, CA
$17,00036-67%4$4,45315 to 1
Moler Barber College
Oakland, CA
$19,942288-58%3$5,35622 to 1
National Holistic Institute
Emeryville, CA
$15,8201,071-75%2$5,89115 to 1
Newberry School of Beauty
Granada Hills, CA
$7,30089-72%4$4,79215 to 1
North Adrian's College of Beauty Inc
Modesto, CA
$15,665215-60%6$3,81131 to 1
North-West College-Pomona
Pomona, CA
$15,945121-64%7$4,05315 to 1
North-West College-Van Nuys
Van Nuys, CA
$34,006175-75%8$3,85216 to 1
Paris Beauty College
Concord, CA
------25 to 1
Professional Institute of Beauty
El Monte, CA
$14,475118-72%2$6,00120 to 1
Shasta School of Cosmetology
Redding, CA
$12,90080-79%5$4,87720 to 1
Salon Success Academy-Upland
Upland, CA
$20,000192-75%4$4,72615 to 1
Salon Success Academy-Corona
Corona, CA
$20,000139-84%4$4,43815 to 1
Rosemead Beauty School
Rosemead, CA
$4,89015-95%4$4,404-
Sierra College of Beauty
Merced, CA
$9,700145-85%4$3,62113 to 1
United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus
Huntington Park, CA
$19,9001,104-61%6$4,13025 to 1
Universal College of Beauty Inc-Los Angeles 1
Los Angeles, CA
-25----5 to 1
Waynes College of Beauty
Salinas, CA
$17,67526-81%3$5,27915 to 1
Adrian's College of Beauty Turlock
Turlock, CA
$15,66585-73%4$3,72410 to 1
California Career School
Anaheim, CA
$6,29079-94%4$4,6734 to 1
Palomar Institute of Cosmetology
San Marcos, CA
$19,45099-88%3$3,37510 to 1
Hypnosis Motivation Institute
Tarzana, CA
$16,247147-100%1$5,89840 to 1
Thanh Le College School of Cosmetology
Garden Grove, CA
$11,27553-71%3$5,12820 to 1
CRU Institute of Cosmetology and Barbering
Garden Grove, CA
$18,00075-94%3$4,06725 to 1
Thuy Princess Beauty College
Pomona, CA
$11,20053-95%--20 to 1
North-West College-Glendale
Glendale, CA
$15,945115-76%7$4,17938 to 1
Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education
Pomona, CA
$10,500737251%8$3,79830 to 1
Universal College of Beauty Inc-Los Angeles 2
Los Angeles, CA
$16,1759--2$8,31515 to 1
Capstone College
Pasadena, CA
$14,50065-71%1$8,54915 to 1
CET-Coachella
Coachella, CA
$14,24979-75%3$11,72324 to 1
CET-Oxnard
Oxnard, CA
$14,24983-56%5$7,30721 to 1
CET-Santa Maria
Santa Maria, CA
$14,249132-75%4$11,95133 to 1
Mt. Diablo Adult Education-Mt. Diablo USD
Concord, CA
$5,922851284%5$5,1794 to 1
Royale College of Beauty and Barbering
Temecula, CA
$11,75566-77%5$4,59025 to 1
United Education Institute-Ontario
Ontario, CA
$19,900859-58%7$3,82025 to 1
United Education Institute-Encino
Encino, CA
$19,900767-74%8$3,78125 to 1
Alhambra Beauty College
Alhambra, CA
$10,901464688%5$4,12220 to 1
UEI College-Gardena
Gardena, CA
$19,9001,142-60%9$3,89430 to 1
Asian-American International Beauty College
Westminster, CA
$800420-90%4$2,22828 to 1
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program
Redlands, CA
$19,87023-99%--15 to 1
Diversified Vocational College
Los Angeles, CA
$17,000223-53%4$4,85019 to 1
UEI College-Fresno
Fresno, CA
$19,9001,034-55%8$3,78225 to 1
Summit College
San Bernardino, CA
$30,5561,036-76%9$3,93330 to 1
Advance Beauty College
Garden Grove, CA
$6,635464-93%7$4,18130 to 1
Marian Health Careers Center-Los Angeles Campus
Los Angeles, CA
$20,784134-73%1$4,45317 to 1
Estes Institute of Cosmetology Arts and Science
Visalia, CA
$16,50039-62%2$4,70710 to 1
Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
Baldwin Park, CA
$1,650347-78%8$3,46430 to 1
Ventura Adult and Continuing Education
Ventura, CA
$5,730393981%16$4,7363 to 1
Colleen O'Haras Beauty Academy
Santa Ana, CA
$17,20750-64%6$4,46830 to 1
Champion Institute of Cosmetology
Palm Springs, CA
$13,85051--3$4,05925 to 1
John Wesley International Barber and Beauty College
Long Beach, CA
$10,87547-64%2$6,02425 to 1
Virginia Sewing Machines and School Center
Huntington Park, CA
$13,975165--4$4,32515 to 1
My Le's Beauty College
Sacramento, CA
$1,540155-91%2$4,66830 to 1
Design's School of Cosmetology
Paso Robles, CA
$16,97515-72%2$3,8264 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA
$20,960450-87%3$3,49315 to 1
Milan Institute-Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
$13,502136-62%4$4,03814 to 1
California Healing Arts College
Carson, CA
$16,760181-68%8$6,51913 to 1
NTMA Training Centers of Southern California
Santa Fe Springs, CA
$12,033138-88%2$5,74915 to 1
CES College
Burbank, CA
$27,29093-61%4$5,40111 to 1
Stellar Career College
Modesto, CA
$9,57521-76%4$2,99715 to 1
Cambridge Junior College-Yuba City
Yuba City, CA
$15,850105-82%3$4,97828 to 1
United Education Institute-Chula Vista
Chula Vista, CA
$19,9001,176-65%7$3,96225 to 1
United Education Institute-West Covina
West Covina, CA
$19,9001,002-70%7$3,82925 to 1
Palladium Technical Academy Inc
Temple City, CA
$14,00031-83%4$6,0459 to 1
Palace Beauty College
Los Angeles, CA
$4,875272-87%7$4,13721 to 1
American Institute of Massage Therapy
Santa Ana, CA
$9,76539-94%2$4,06810 to 1
Blake Austin College
Vacaville, CA
$33,575312-79%8$5,06910 to 1
Milan Institute-Fresno
Fresno, CA
$10,451401-47%5$3,90021 to 1
Beaumont Adult School
Beaumont, CA
$21,82078-88%1$6,12115 to 1
Make-up Designory
Burbank, CA
$20,726119-91%1$3,6873 to 1
Coachella Valley Beauty College
La Quinta, CA
$12,10052-73%6$4,65113 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Sherman Oaks
Sherman Oaks, CA
$23,001296-68%2$5,58715 to 1
Coastline Beauty College
Fountain Valley, CA
$3,600271-91%8$4,44226 to 1
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-Fairfield
Fairfield, CA
$16,35063-37%1$3,64416 to 1
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-Visalia
Visalia, CA
$19,750184-29%1$4,18823 to 1
Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology
San Fernando, CA
$16,10024-75%4$5,96725 to 1
Borner's Barber College
Los Angeles, CA
$13,00026--1$4,70615 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
$20,800263-89%3$4,35718 to 1
San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology Inc
San Francisco, CA
$22,331214-91%4$4,39213 to 1
Healing Hands School of Holistic Health
Escondido, CA
$13,000364-88%2$3,02347 to 1
Career Development Institute Inc
Los Angeles, CA
$30,198164-41%1$5,22316 to 1
California Nurses Educational Institute
Palm Springs, CA
$29,55017-83%7$5,98915 to 1
RWM Fiber Optics
Carson, CA
$1,349111--3-18 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
$8,750249-69%3$4,02513 to 1
Salon Success Academy-Fontana
Fontana, CA
$20,00040-68%4$5,64515 to 1
Salon Success Academy-Redlands
Redlands, CA
$20,000181-71%2$5,00115 to 1
Milan Institute-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
$19,753267-52%5$4,51516 to 1
InterCoast Colleges-Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cordova, CA
$20,850175-75%5$5,19415 to 1
San Diego Culinary Institute
La Mesa, CA
$21,66033-90%2$4,66216 to 1
Beyond 21st Century Beauty Academy
Santa Fe Springs, CA
$13,915114-71%6$4,67515 to 1
Angeles Institute
ARTESIA, CA
$31,71598-33%1$5,45510 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Temecula
Temecula, CA
$21,352346-71%2$4,77422 to 1
InterCoast Colleges-Roseville
Roseville, CA
$15,3603-82%--5 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Modesto
Modesto, CA
$18,000334-70%4$4,57510 to 1
Cosmo Beauty Academy
Sacramento, CA
$16,100171-100%3$5,3388 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Fresno
Fresno, CA
$17,000303-77%2$4,63915 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-East Bay
Pleasant Hill, CA
$20,742171-60%2$4,89521 to 1
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
$19,199128-47%2$4,03314 to 1
International College of Cosmetology
Oakland, CA
$2,250195-76%3$4,01811 to 1
Galaxy Medical College
North Hollywood, CA
$15,00041-95%4$5,80010 to 1
Santa Ana Beauty Academy
Santa Ana, CA
$4,05015-100%4$5,43310 to 1
Elite Cosmetology School
Yucca Valley, CA
$18,40058-57%3$4,5548 to 1
Real Barbers College
Anaheim, CA
$17,965104-58%--16 to 1
Southern California Health Institute
Reseda, CA
$14,700300-79%5$2,82330 to 1
Academy for Salon Professionals
Northridge, CA
$8,325101-83%2$3,98113 to 1
International College of Beauty Arts & Sciences
Los Angeles, CA
$20,10050-81%3$6,62425 to 1
CET-Soledad
Soledad, CA
$15,375124-80%4$13,29618 to 1
United Education Institute-UEI College San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
$19,900719-63%8$3,55620 to 1
United Education Institute-Anaheim
Anaheim, CA
$19,900809-69%7$3,99425 to 1
Aveda Institute-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$24,474140-69%2$3,2377 to 1
UEI College-Riverside
Riverside, CA
$19,9001,055-59%8$3,77530 to 1
International Culinary Center-California
Campbell, CA
$37,62492--4$5,68510 to 1
Marian Health Careers Center-Van Nuys Campus
Van Nuys, CA
$20,78482-80%1$3,74412 to 1
Annenberg School of Nursing
Reseda, CA
$23,52524--1$5,00412 to 1
WestMed College
San Jose, CA
$17,06065-61%2$2,9935 to 1
Flair Beauty College
Valencia, CA
$17,70044-75%4$4,59019 to 1
Medical Allied Career Center
Santa Fe Springs, CA
$32,90079-76%2$6,48715 to 1
Diamond Beauty College
South El Monte, CA
$3,75078-95%3$4,93620 to 1
Unitek College
South San Francisco, CA
$35,2842303078%2$3,9346 to 1
SAE Institute of Technology-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$22,099121--1$4,92517 to 1
Unitek College
Hayward, CA
$35,28430910568%2$4,77315 to 1
Advance Beauty Techs Academy
San Jacinto, CA
$17,350110-64%4$4,76520 to 1
Brand College
Glendale, CA
$2,5001312100%10-10 to 1
Hinton Barber and Beauty College
Vallejo, CA
$15,75042-86%3$6,13925 to 1
Advanced Career Institute
Visalia, CA
$10,370670-70%2$5,03614 to 1
United Education Institute-UEI College Stockton
Stockton, CA
$19,900706-58%6$3,89530 to 1
Santa Ana Beauty College
Santa Ana, CA
$10,07593-82%8$4,96720 to 1
Ukiah Adult School
Ukiah, CA
$7,80029-92%1$3,93615 to 1
Riverside County Office of Education-School of Career Education
Indio, CA
$11,800222-77%10$4,61222 to 1
Xavier College School of Nursing
Stockton, CA
$27,00082-93%1$4,77315 to 1
Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology
Hanford, CA
$13,60025-64%1$6,28018 to 1
California Career Institute
Garden Grove, CA
$31,865246-71%2$4,55118 to 1
Cosmo Factory Cosmetology Academy
Santa Cruz, CA
$21,56335--2$4,6086 to 1
J D Academy of Salon and Spa
Danville, CA
$21,600142-90%2$3,34415 to 1
Milan Institute-Merced
Merced, CA
$14,001280-46%5$4,34716 to 1
UEI College-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
$19,9001,225-68%9$4,08730 to 1
The Fab School
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
$31,125178-97%2$5,40211 to 1
Integrity College of Health
Pasadena, CA
$27,91855-59%2$4,78220 to 1
California Technical Academy
Riverside, CA
$9,90566466492%5$5,15020 to 1
Sutter Beauty College
Yuba City, CA
$12,71471--1$5,78919 to 1
Bay Area Medical Academy
San Francisco, CA
$14,958160-57%2$6,10620 to 1
Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology
Selma, CA
$19,20033-69%4$4,32614 to 1
The Salon Professional Academy-San Jose
San Jose, CA
$20,300203-64%2$3,35624 to 1
Coachella Valley Beauty College-Hemet
Hemet, CA
$12,90073-63%6$4,81015 to 1
Associated Barber College of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$18,00081-79%1$4,94915 to 1
ABCO Technology
Inglewood, CA
$8,50074-100%8$5,03114 to 1
Universal Healthcare Careers College
Los Angeles, CA
$12,000177-76%2$6,64230 to 1
GDS Institute
South Gate, CA
$9,13010--3$5,9003 to 1
Westchester College of Nursing & Allied Health
Los Angeles, CA
$15,00010-100%1$5,2625 to 1
ZMS
Los Angeles, CA
$10,869210-65%4$5,98725 to 1
California Barber and Beauty College
San Diego, CA
$12,25045-81%1$6,03925 to 1
Butte County Regional Occupational Program
Chico, CA
$6,95047-87%5$3,64810 to 1
DeHart Technical School
Modesto, CA
$15,89576--1$5,07311 to 1
Hoss Lee Academy
Roseville, CA
$14,96090-71%2$4,24415 to 1
Milan Institute-Bakersfield West
Bakersfield, CA
$18,50023-72%2$4,2205 to 1
Regan Career Institute
El Monte, CA
$16,20041-77%1$5,41515 to 1
Baldy View Regional Occupational Program
Ontario, CA
$34,51922-100%4$3,51011 to 1
My Beauty & Barber College
Sacramento, CA
$13,10099-83%5$4,25425 to 1
ABC Adult School
Cerritos, CA
$700195-67%10$4,5437 to 1
Blush School of Makeup
San Francisco, CA
$10,37541-75%1$4,4945 to 1
California Institute of Medical Science
Clovis, CA
$13,71530-78%3$3,39410 to 1
San Bernardino Beauty College
San Bernardino, CA
$15,00066-82%5$4,30125 to 1
ICOHS College
San Diego, CA
$17,000100-71%3$8,38510 to 1
Urban Barber College
Concord, CA
$18,950146--2$4,37412 to 1
Princess Institute of Beauty
Reedley, CA
$18,55044-78%3$5,08315 to 1
Independent Training & Apprenticeship Program
Sacramento, CA
$16,50036-94%1$8,3807 to 1
Victory Career College
Torrance, CA
$9,00090-88%5$2,27425 to 1
Contra Costa Medical Career College
Antioch, CA
$3,600789-100%7$4,26724 to 1
Escondido Adult School
Escondido, CA
-9036-10$44415 to 1
Poway Adult School
Poway, CA
-9087-6$1,69511 to 1
Vista Adult School
Vista, CA
-264224-14$31418 to 1
California College of Barbering and Cosmetology
Stockton, CA
$7,65026026074%5$4,23917 to 1
Salon Success Academy-West Covina
West Covina, CA
$20,00058-78%4$4,30415 to 1
Institute of Culinary Education
Pasadena, CA
$33,53629914-3$5,0488 to 1
Medical Career College of Northern California
Roseville, CA
$19,5768--1$3,6493 to 1
American Fitness and Nutrition Academy
Pasadena, CA
$10,26012-86%1$5,5256 to 1
MIXED Institute of Cosmetology & Barber
Sacramento, CA
$15,94089-80%4$4,28714 to 1
UEI College-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
$19,900928--2$4,05630 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-San Jose
San Jose, CA
$20,128--69%3--
KC Beauty Academy
Los Angeles, CA
$8,00022-50%4$3,77210 to 1
Average$16,26040,9011,61175%-$4,96817 to 1