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San Diego Barber Schools with Training Program Overviews

Research barber training in San Diego, which currently has five schools offering relevant programs. To decide which one is right for you, read an overview of the training options and requirements at two institutions located within about 15 miles of the city's center.

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Barber Training in San Diego

Currently, barbering programs in San Diego are mainly available at for-profit schools, with one exception. The school discussed below has been approved by the CA Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and qualifies graduates for licensure. This article provides details on the required coursework; it also includes a table of school stats and some info on a few other training options nearby. Prospective students who are not interested in or close to any local schools may want to consider completing an apprenticeship program, which is another way to become a barber in California.

  • San Diego City College offers a cosmetology program with relevant training for prospective barbers. The school is about three miles from central San Diego.

Comparison of Schools

Get to know more about the profiled beauty school in this table. It has a number of facts and figures, including specifics on tuition and fees, to help you determine which institution best suits your needs.

San Diego City College
School Type 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 15,569*
Campus Setting Large city
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $1,142 in-state; $5,894 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 87%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) N/A - Open Admission
Retention Rate (2017) 66% full-time*
Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2014) 23%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

San Diego City College

The cosmetology program is designed to provide entry-level skills to students interested in a career in the cosmetology profession. California State law requires that persons enrolling in cosmetology courses must be at least sixteen years of age. Students in the cosmetology program are required to comply with and maintain standards of dress code.

Associate of Science in Cosmetology

The courses in this program introduce students to the fundamentals of cosmetology. Course content includes basic procedures of draping, shampooing, conditioning, haircutting, wet hairstyling, and removing unwanted hair. Graduates are prepared for licensure through the California State Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Other Schools

Paul Mitchell located three miles from San Diego, also offers a barbering program.

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