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 37,117 students have enrolled in trade schools in California.
  • The average students to faculty ratio of California trade schools is 17.46 to 1.
  • The average financial aid amount received at trade schools in California is $4,751.
  • The average graduation rate is 72.02% 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
$17,600129-48%4$5,21525 to 1
Associated Technical College-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$17,000367-52%2$4,22724 to 1
Associated Technical College-San Diego
San Diego, CA
$17,00098-72%2$8,02015 to 1
Brownson Technical School
Anaheim, CA
$16,29561-85%2$5,73410 to 1
California Beauty School
Modesto, CA
$16,90085-74%3$3,84220 to 1
California Hair Design Academy
La Mesa, CA
$20,275172-64%5$5,31318 to 1
Career Academy of Beauty
Garden Grove, CA
$20,035171-80%4$4,20820 to 1
CET-San Diego
San Diego, CA
$14,500174-68%4$5,73029 to 1
CET-San Jose
San Jose, CA
$15,375248-71%9$6,98116 to 1
CET-El Centro
El Centro, CA
$14,500230-84%5$11,27318 to 1
CET-Colton
Colton, CA
$14,500154-63%6$6,32815 to 1
CET-Watsonville
Watsonville, CA
$11,48661-71%6$9,55910 to 1
CET-Salinas
Salinas, CA
$14,249162-68%4$11,32432 to 1
Citrus Heights Beauty College
Citrus Heights, CA
$15,50086-75%3$4,54912 to 1
Milan Institute-Visalia
Visalia, CA
$19,750273-79%8$4,79717 to 1
Clovis Adult Education
Clovis, CA
$12,000752-69%6$3,45744 to 1
Coba Academy
Anaheim, CA
$8,61090-63%3$4,48813 to 1
International School of Beauty Inc
Palm Desert, CA
$17,600127-74%6$5,81713 to 1
Elegance International
Hollywood, CA
$17,600256-52%1$3,65522 to 1
Federico Beauty Institute
Sacramento, CA
$18,485346-78%3$4,26615 to 1
Hair California Beauty Academy
Orange, CA
$9,7504----20 to 1
Redondo Beach Beauty College
Redondo Beach, CA
$11,200115-80%5$4,72620 to 1
Fredrick and Charles Beauty College
Eureka, CA
$14,50057-64%5$4,71219 to 1
Gemological Institute of America-Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
$21,000197-93%1$10,17612 to 1
Salon Success Academy-Riverside
Riverside, CA
$20,00084-52%3$5,19515 to 1
Hilltop Beauty School
Daly City, CA
$13,49596-57%3$4,75315 to 1
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA
$20,900197-64%1$4,16812 to 1
Lancaster Beauty School
Lancaster, CA
$16,475128-86%5$4,40621 to 1
Lu Ross Academy
Ventura, CA
$18,920199-68%6$4,33020 to 1
Lyle's College of Beauty
Bakersfield, CA
$16,47575-79%4$4,33916 to 1
Lyle's College of Beauty
Fresno, CA
$16,47567-40%4$4,91015 to 1
Lytles Redwood Empire Beauty College Inc
Santa Rosa, CA
$19,550110-76%2$5,80914 to 1
MTI Business College Inc
Stockton, CA
$9,25080--6$5,92010 to 1
Modern Beauty Academy
Oxnard, CA
$17,00050-62%4$4,36915 to 1
Moler Barber College
Oakland, CA
$19,942273-63%3$5,28621 to 1
National Holistic Institute
Emeryville, CA
$15,8201,115-69%2$4,28817 to 1
Newberry School of Beauty
Granada Hills, CA
$7,300110-85%4$4,29515 to 1
North Adrian's College of Beauty Inc
Modesto, CA
$15,665209-57%6$3,26122 to 1
North-West College-Pomona
Pomona, CA
$15,945269-41%7$4,69827 to 1
North-West College-Van Nuys
Van Nuys, CA
$34,006182-9%8$5,35217 to 1
Paris Beauty College
Concord, CA
------25 to 1
Professional Institute of Beauty
El Monte, CA
$14,47585-79%2$4,97420 to 1
Shasta School of Cosmetology
Redding, CA
$12,90069-62%5$5,16316 to 1
Salon Success Academy-Upland
Upland, CA
$20,000172-73%4$4,38718 to 1
Salon Success Academy-Corona
Corona, CA
$20,000102-94%4$4,51614 to 1
Rosemead Beauty School
Rosemead, CA
$4,890215-92%4$4,35623 to 1
Sierra College of Beauty
Merced, CA
$9,700134-90%4$2,87813 to 1
United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus
Huntington Park, CA
$19,900810-60%6$3,62625 to 1
Universal College of Beauty Inc-Los Angeles 1
Los Angeles, CA
-25----5 to 1
Waynes College of Beauty
Salinas, CA
$17,67536-67%3$4,80115 to 1
Adrian's College of Beauty Turlock
Turlock, CA
$15,665101-74%4$3,85113 to 1
California Career School
Anaheim, CA
$6,29079-94%4$4,8004 to 1
Palomar Institute of Cosmetology
San Marcos, CA
$19,450149-91%3$3,41415 to 1
Hypnosis Motivation Institute
Tarzana, CA
$16,247132-33%1$5,49035 to 1
Thanh Le College School of Cosmetology
Garden Grove, CA
$11,27544-76%3$4,88520 to 1
CRU Institute of Cosmetology and Barbering
Garden Grove, CA
$18,00062-61%3$4,34025 to 1
Thuy Princess Beauty College
Pomona, CA
$11,20053-95%--20 to 1
North-West College-Glendale
Glendale, CA
$15,945141-49%7$3,81547 to 1
Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education
Pomona, CA
$10,500156-41%8$3,24420 to 1
Universal College of Beauty Inc-Los Angeles 2
Los Angeles, CA
$16,17526-50%2$6,00315 to 1
Capstone College
Pasadena, CA
$14,50057-76%1$4,40215 to 1
CET-Coachella
Coachella, CA
$14,24984-82%3$8,83214 to 1
CET-Oxnard
Oxnard, CA
$14,249109-64%5$6,24922 to 1
CET-Santa Maria
Santa Maria, CA
$14,249114-90%4$7,09614 to 1
Mt. Diablo Adult Education-Mt. Diablo USD
Concord, CA
$5,922116-82%5$4,8765 to 1
Royale College of Beauty and Barbering
Temecula, CA
$11,75566-77%5$4,59025 to 1
United Education Institute-Ontario
Ontario, CA
$19,900468-63%7$3,49820 to 1
United Education Institute-Encino
Encino, CA
$19,900671-73%8$3,74025 to 1
Alhambra Beauty College
Alhambra, CA
$10,90188-76%5$4,32920 to 1
UEI College-Gardena
Gardena, CA
$19,900849-60%9$3,45830 to 1
Asian-American International Beauty College
Westminster, CA
$800609-91%4$4,74020 to 1
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program
Redlands, CA
$19,87023-99%--15 to 1
Diversified Vocational College
Los Angeles, CA
$17,000597-50%4$4,55927 to 1
UEI College-Fresno
Fresno, CA
$19,9001,000-56%8$3,70525 to 1
Summit College
San Bernardino, CA
$30,556306-73%9$4,52928 to 1
Advance Beauty College
Garden Grove, CA
$6,635487-92%7$4,08130 to 1
Marian Health Careers Center-Los Angeles Campus
Los Angeles, CA
$20,784203-55%1$4,31918 to 1
Estes Institute of Cosmetology Arts and Science
Visalia, CA
$16,50063-89%2$4,84521 to 1
Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
Baldwin Park, CA
$1,650399-76%8$3,31324 to 1
Ventura Adult and Continuing Education
Ventura, CA
$5,73080-94%16$3,4637 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
$10,87586-56%2$4,86925 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
$1,540273-94%2$5,86630 to 1
Design's School of Cosmetology
Paso Robles, CA
$16,97534-69%2$6,36114 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA
$20,960364-80%3$4,43315 to 1
Milan Institute-Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
$13,502133-55%4$4,18415 to 1
California Healing Arts College
Carson, CA
$16,76026-75%8$4,2758 to 1
NTMA Training Centers of Southern California
Santa Fe Springs, CA
$12,033178-82%2$5,64412 to 1
CES College
Burbank, CA
$27,290119-67%4$4,94715 to 1
Stellar Career College
Modesto, CA
$9,57533-83%4$4,19511 to 1
Cambridge Junior College-Yuba City
Yuba City, CA
$15,850136-68%3$4,57039 to 1
United Education Institute-Chula Vista
Chula Vista, CA
$19,900647-68%7$3,74325 to 1
United Education Institute-West Covina
West Covina, CA
$19,900606-69%7$3,80725 to 1
Palladium Technical Academy Inc
Temple City, CA
$14,00033-90%4$6,16512 to 1
Palace Beauty College
Los Angeles, CA
$4,875151-90%7$3,99521 to 1
American Institute of Massage Therapy
Santa Ana, CA
$9,76520-93%2$3,7318 to 1
Blake Austin College
Vacaville, CA
$33,575301-24%8$4,07120 to 1
Milan Institute-Fresno
Fresno, CA
$10,451417-52%5$3,82623 to 1
Beaumont Adult School
Beaumont, CA
$21,82090-83%1$6,66215 to 1
Make-up Designory
Burbank, CA
$20,726334-91%1$4,70715 to 1
Coachella Valley Beauty College
La Quinta, CA
$12,10060-59%6$4,62815 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Sherman Oaks
Sherman Oaks, CA
$23,001276-76%2$4,49415 to 1
Coastline Beauty College
Fountain Valley, CA
$3,600196-94%8$4,30630 to 1
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-Fairfield
Fairfield, CA
$16,35063-38%1$3,64615 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
$16,10050-72%4$5,45225 to 1
Borner's Barber College
Los Angeles, CA
$13,00028--1$4,52010 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
$20,800227-92%3$4,99618 to 1
San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology Inc
San Francisco, CA
$22,331215-63%4$4,79910 to 1
Healing Hands School of Holistic Health
Escondido, CA
$13,000288-72%2$4,14431 to 1
Career Development Institute Inc
Los Angeles, CA
$30,198102-50%1$5,21121 to 1
California Nurses Educational Institute
Palm Springs, CA
$29,550111-82%7$3,66715 to 1
RWM Fiber Optics
Carson, CA
$1,349111--3-18 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
$8,750421-75%3$4,31214 to 1
Salon Success Academy-Fontana
Fontana, CA
$20,00028-72%4$5,20712 to 1
Salon Success Academy-Redlands
Redlands, CA
$20,00082-71%2$4,62416 to 1
Milan Institute-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
$19,753346-53%5$4,03623 to 1
InterCoast Colleges-Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cordova, CA
$20,850189-68%5$3,48515 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
$13,91559-50%6$4,68212 to 1
Angeles Institute
ARTESIA, CA
$31,715110-29%1$4,61810 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Temecula
Temecula, CA
$21,352360-70%2$5,12220 to 1
InterCoast Colleges-Roseville
Roseville, CA
$15,3603-82%--5 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Modesto
Modesto, CA
$18,000230-76%4$3,96710 to 1
Cosmo Beauty Academy
Sacramento, CA
$16,10096-100%3$5,45512 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Fresno
Fresno, CA
$17,000295-74%2$4,45715 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-East Bay
Pleasant Hill, CA
$20,742197-66%2$4,45420 to 1
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
$19,199130-44%2$3,94816 to 1
International College of Cosmetology
Oakland, CA
$2,250226-66%3$4,14711 to 1
Galaxy Medical College
North Hollywood, CA
$15,00048-91%4$11,00010 to 1
Santa Ana Beauty Academy
Santa Ana, CA
$4,05031-100%4$4,78610 to 1
Elite Cosmetology School
Yucca Valley, CA
$18,40096-57%3$4,79913 to 1
Real Barbers College
Anaheim, CA
$17,965104-58%--16 to 1
Southern California Health Institute
Reseda, CA
$14,700313-75%5$4,08927 to 1
Academy for Salon Professionals
Northridge, CA
$8,32581-74%2$4,04713 to 1
International College of Beauty Arts & Sciences
Los Angeles, CA
$20,10064-90%3$4,69425 to 1
CET-Soledad
Soledad, CA
$15,37584-72%4$10,00921 to 1
United Education Institute-UEI College San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
$19,900405-67%8$3,56620 to 1
United Education Institute-Anaheim
Anaheim, CA
$19,900598-59%7$3,80625 to 1
Aveda Institute-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$24,474179-70%2$3,80913 to 1
UEI College-Riverside
Riverside, CA
$19,900663-59%8$3,55730 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
$20,784159-33%1$4,03621 to 1
Annenberg School of Nursing
Reseda, CA
$23,52511--1$3,6908 to 1
WestMed College
San Jose, CA
$17,06065-61%2$2,9935 to 1
Flair Beauty College
Valencia, CA
$17,70053-77%4$4,83517 to 1
Medical Allied Career Center
Santa Fe Springs, CA
$32,90078-85%2$3,29515 to 1
Diamond Beauty College
South El Monte, CA
$3,750190-94%3$4,33030 to 1
Unitek College
South San Francisco, CA
$35,284175-88%2$4,77610 to 1
SAE Institute of Technology-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$22,099121--1$4,92517 to 1
Unitek College
Hayward, CA
$35,284273-84%2$5,91210 to 1
Advance Beauty Techs Academy
San Jacinto, CA
$17,35073-56%4$4,53120 to 1
Brand College
Glendale, CA
$2,50019-100%10-10 to 1
Hinton Barber and Beauty College
Vallejo, CA
$15,75043-68%3$4,26225 to 1
Advanced Career Institute
Visalia, CA
$10,370464-80%2$4,07512 to 1
United Education Institute-UEI College Stockton
Stockton, CA
$19,900569-56%6$3,52930 to 1
Santa Ana Beauty College
Santa Ana, CA
$10,075110-93%8$4,58825 to 1
Ukiah Adult School
Ukiah, CA
$7,80034-94%1$6,07320 to 1
Riverside County Office of Education-School of Career Education
Indio, CA
$11,800164-81%10$2,98018 to 1
Xavier College School of Nursing
Stockton, CA
$27,00079-93%1$4,39815 to 1
Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology
Hanford, CA
$13,60051-71%1$4,53813 to 1
California Career Institute
Garden Grove, CA
$31,865196-71%2$4,00515 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
$21,60094-95%2$3,65615 to 1
Milan Institute-Merced
Merced, CA
$14,001311-53%5$4,08120 to 1
UEI College-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
$19,900904-69%9$3,74630 to 1
The Fab School
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
$31,125163-98%2$3,01712 to 1
Integrity College of Health
Pasadena, CA
$27,91846-62%2$4,60220 to 1
California Technical Academy
Riverside, CA
$9,905778-88%5$7,40822 to 1
Sutter Beauty College
Yuba City, CA
$12,71471--1$5,78919 to 1
Bay Area Medical Academy
San Francisco, CA
$14,958152-72%2$4,22220 to 1
Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology
Selma, CA
$19,20038-68%4$4,04514 to 1
The Salon Professional Academy-San Jose
San Jose, CA
$20,300138-83%2$5,37314 to 1
Coachella Valley Beauty College-Hemet
Hemet, CA
$12,90073-89%6$4,35815 to 1
Associated Barber College of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$18,00019-93%1$5,03415 to 1
ABCO Technology
Inglewood, CA
$8,50065-100%8$5,2187 to 1
Universal Healthcare Careers College
Los Angeles, CA
$12,00099-96%2$6,04518 to 1
GDS Institute
South Gate, CA
$9,13010--3$5,9003 to 1
Westchester College of Nursing & Allied Health
Los Angeles, CA
$15,0005-80%1$4,0785 to 1
ZMS
Los Angeles, CA
$10,869115-43%4$3,98725 to 1
California Barber and Beauty College
San Diego, CA
$12,25066-33%1$4,99525 to 1
Butte County Regional Occupational Program
Chico, CA
$6,95073-93%5$3,87918 to 1
DeHart Technical School
Modesto, CA
$15,89565--1$1,4279 to 1
Hoss Lee Academy
Roseville, CA
$14,96057-82%2$4,1909 to 1
Milan Institute-Bakersfield West
Bakersfield, CA
$18,50079-67%2$4,51012 to 1
Regan Career Institute
El Monte, CA
$16,20010-71%1$4,00315 to 1
Baldy View Regional Occupational Program
Ontario, CA
$34,51926-90%4$4,29713 to 1
My Beauty & Barber College
Sacramento, CA
$13,10057--5$4,58925 to 1
ABC Adult School
Cerritos, CA
$70090-83%10-4 to 1
Blush School of Makeup
San Francisco, CA
$10,37516-75%1$3,0075 to 1
California Institute of Medical Science
Clovis, CA
$13,7158--3$5,4338 to 1
San Bernardino Beauty College
San Bernardino, CA
$15,000117-71%5$2,98525 to 1
ICOHS College
San Diego, CA
$17,00044-79%3$3,02710 to 1
Urban Barber College
Concord, CA
$18,950104--2$5,27311 to 1
Princess Institute of Beauty
Reedley, CA
$18,55024--3$5,01112 to 1
Independent Training & Apprenticeship Program
Sacramento, CA
$16,50026-85%1$7,7666 to 1
Victory Career College
Torrance, CA
$9,00097-78%5$8,68125 to 1
Contra Costa Medical Career College
Antioch, CA
$3,600963-100%7-29 to 1
Escondido Adult School
Escondido, CA
-99--10-20 to 1
Poway Adult School
Poway, CA
-78--6-11 to 1
Vista Adult School
Vista, CA
-156--14$39217 to 1
California College of Barbering and Cosmetology
Stockton, CA
$7,650105-67%5-13 to 1
Salon Success Academy-West Covina
West Covina, CA
$20,00037--4$5,08815 to 1
Institute of Culinary Education
Pasadena, CA
$33,536173--3$2,5356 to 1
Medical Career College of Northern California
Roseville, CA
$19,576---1--
American Fitness and Nutrition Academy
Pasadena, CA
$10,260--86%1--
MIXED Institute of Cosmetology & Barber
Sacramento, CA
$15,940--75%4--
UEI College-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
$19,900---2--
Paul Mitchell the School-San Jose
San Jose, CA
$20,128--69%3--
KC Beauty Academy
Los Angeles, CA
$8,000--50%4--
Average$16,26037,1171072%-$4,75117 to 1