Costa Mesa, CA (population: 113,091) has two cosmetology schools within its city limits. Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa, the highest ranked school in the city with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 306. It is the 1905th highest ranked school in the USA and the 177th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Cosmetology students from Costa Mesa schools who go on to become cosmetologists, hair stylists, barbers, skin care specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 349,210 people working as hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $27,070. Also, Manicurists and pedicurists make on average $22,150 per year and there are about 53,020 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,160 employed manicurists and pedicurists earning an average salary of $19,950. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in this area earn $22,530/yr and there are 2,340 employed.
Costa Mesa lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Costa Mesa are held by hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, and 2/1000 are held by manicurists and pedicurists.
Of the 2 cosmetology schools in Costa Mesa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa comes out as the most expensive ($32,838/yr) for cosmetology students, with James Albert School of Cosmetology as the lowest, reported at only $27,936/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Costa Mesa|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||3.6 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||4.7 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||8.1 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||11.5 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||12.5 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||15.5 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||15.5 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||16.6 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||22.7 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||23.1 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||23.5 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||26.3 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||26.6 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||29.0 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||30.9 miles|