Best 2 Cosmetology Schools in Bakersfield (2022)

Discover the best cosmetology schools in Bakersfield, as ranked by the Beauty Schools Directory team with the latest data available in 2022.

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Top Cosmetology Schools in Bakersfield

#1 - Lyle's College of Beauty
#2 - Milan Institute-Bakersfield

Top Cosmetology Schools in Bakersfield (Full List)

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3-Year Average Graduation Rate
2018 – 2020 average:  81.40 %
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3-Year Average Graduation Rate
2018 – 2020 average:  50.90 %

How We Ranked Bakersfield Cosmetology Programs

The cosmetology schools ranked are accredited or state-approved to provide cosmetology programming according to the licensing requirements in the state. We researched schools that qualified as Title IV institutions and had an average of at least 25 students enrolled in the most recent 3 academic years of available data (2018 - 2020). These schools are all within 50 miles of a major city center and had a weighted 3-year average graduation rate (2018, 2019, and 2020) greater than 50%. After filtering for those requirements, we sorted the remaining programs by the highest weighted average graduation rate to determine the top 2 cosmetology schools in Bakersfield.

Graduation rate and student enrollment data are from the U.S. Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) reports. Schools with key data points missing from IPEDS reports may be omitted from the ranking, as are schools with data that is unattributable to its beauty programs. Many excellent educational institutions—including community colleges—offering a wide variety of vocational programs may, as a result, not be represented on these rankings of top beauty schools.

Editorial Transparency and Anti-Bias Statement
This program ranking and others on our site were created by Beauty Schools Directory editorial staff based on both proprietary and publicly available data. In providing this information for our readers, our team makes editorial decisions independent from any commercial partnerships with any educational institution.