Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa, CA

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Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 12.2% are women, and 87.8% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa is 17955$, that is above national average. 77% of full-time Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $19,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$17,031
$30,001 - $48,000$17,092
$48,001 - $75,000$20,584
$75,001 - $110,000$20,584

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Barbering/Barber (the 2d largest program, lasting 12 months) is $17,540 per year and $210,480 in total. Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist is the third largest program at Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa, and it takes a full-time student 5 months to complete. This one will cost $4,913 per year and $58,950 for the full completion.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


140 of Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 36 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa number 457 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

Students at Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa graduation rate is above the national average.

77% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa offers 9 programs in total: 6 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 75 universities in Orange county. Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa is one of the few institutions in Orange that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the California state average data to help you compare.


Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 310 students with 278741 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa

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Vivian did an excellent job with my color and cut. She had great input and the style was amazing!!

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Great place great price - instructors are always close by! Color came out terrific! But you need time and patience

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I love Paul Mitchell Academy. The students have a great training class. By the time they get to the "floor" to help clients, they are very knowledgeable and professional. They take their time with you and listen and follow any directions you might give them. It's always sad for me, but happy for them, when they graduate. I always ask for a recommendation as to who to book an appointment with next when they are graduating. I love Paul Mitchell hair products as well. I've been going there for years and will continue in the years to come!

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I love going to the Paul Mitchell School. I get my hair colored and cut - the students are always happy to create a new look and I feel confident the teachers are always available for questions and comments. I love the quality of any hair style I leave with.

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Unfortunately, this is the first time I have had a really bad experience at Paul Mitchell. The student put the wrong color on my roots. When I checked with her about what color it was, she had simply guessed instead of asking me or looking at my chart. From there, she showed herself to be someone who did not have the customer's interest at heart (in my opinion). I rarely eat anything at Paul Mitchel, but this time I needed to eat something to keep sugar levels in check. The student unnecessarily (in my opinion) ran to "tell on me" and then came back and told me I would not be able to finish the snack. If this is a rule that has changed with Paul Mitchel, then communication is needed so that people can plan for the change. I noticed a review recently of a mom who brought her son because she needed to and because it was always okay before. She had to walk out of her appointment because no one at Paul Mitchell thought it prudent to tell customers ahead of time about this important change. I have been at the PM in Costa Mesa for years and for the most part I have been pretty happy. Recently, they seem to be changing and not for the benefit of the people who come for services. I have come here out of habit and because I was generally receiving good service, but I am reconsidering this now. I think maybe a regular salon is in order again. It would have been easy when making the appointment, for the receptionist to point out important changes in rules/policy. I also do not see why eating a snack during a long, long, long visit is a problem. The salon sometimes take 4 hours or more for the student to perform tasks that take less than 2 hours at a professional salon. I am willing to endure--I want the students to learn and they are usually quite a wonderful, eager group. This is the first time ever that I did not leave a generous tip.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 3309 Hyland Ave., Suite J


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +8665005966

Institution is active in current year: 1

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