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2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

There are about 12,615 students enrolled in Fashion Merchandising in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

3,926

Vs. National Avg.

-75%

popularity Rank

#167

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$23K

Vs. National Avg.

-6%

cost Rank

#291

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$38K

Vs. National Avg.

-5%

salary Rank

#314

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-6%

professors Rank

#333

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

4%

students Rank

#156

SUMMARY

Majoring in Fashion Merchandising is not only a valuable choice, but often a mandatory first step for scholars trying to begin a career as an internet retailer, a textile designer, or a fashion event coordinator. Interestingly, fashion merchandising is fairly popular coming in at the 125th most popular degree. Last academic year alone, there were 2,545 fashion merchandising diplomas received. In-state tuition for fashion merchandising at private institutions is, on average, 3.4 times more costly than their public peers.

With only 79 schools offering this degree you might have a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other fashion merchandising majors, consider colleges in New York which have more undergraduates admitted to fashion merchandising than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to study fashion merchandising is in the Mid East region with Fashion Institute of Technology, LIM College, and Marist College best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study fashion merchandising is the Mid-American Conference with Ball State University, Central Michigan University, and Kent State University at Kent representing the conference. Based on our comprehensive list of the best colleges, our selection for the best college for fashion merchandising is Texas Christian University.

The 'best' school might not actually be the best school for you. There might be lots of perspectives to think about when deciding on ​university. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might refashion one's thoughts of where to go to college. At authority.org, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which fashion merchandising school has the top campus, the answer is LIM College. If, for example, you are very interested in which college boasts the finest campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more so we can evaluate each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our choice for the school with the best student life for fashion merchandising is Texas Christian University. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about our top recommendations. Some of our decisions will probably shock you.

If cost is a primary influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Texas Christian University. Texas Christian University&nbspis the most expensive college for fashion merchandising, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspuniversities that might put the expense at Texas Christian University&nbspinto perspective. You could also care to know that fashion merchandising is the 253rd most expensive program in the US, with an average associated cost of $26,800. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for fashion merchandising nationally is Washington demonstrated by a tuition of $44,604 at Seattle Pacific University. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for fashion merchandising is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with Academy of Art University with a cost of $23,112, and Seattle Pacific University with a cost of $44,604.

Our cheapest region for fashion merchandising is the Plains region which is represented by University of Central Missouri with a cost of $14,256, Lindenwood University with a cost of $18,000, and Stephens College with a cost of $22,500. More optimistically, the most affordable college for fashion merchandising is Fashion Institute of Technology. Our full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state students can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $10,100 for a degree in fashion merchandising. The price balloons by a lot to a median of $18,700 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our pick for the university constituting the best value for fashion merchandising: Thomas Jefferson University. Through this link you can find our comprehensive list on the colleges we believe to be the best value&nbspoverall. Do know, this discussion is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for fashion merchandising students can differ, but within two-years of graduation graduates will often earn in the neighborhood of $48,100. While there is a lot of variation in earnings potential; top earners can experience pay up to $92,900. Right out of school, the lowest earning jobs within the fashion merchandising field earn $24,900, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates for fashion merchandising have come from Marist College&nbspand if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of fashion merchandising ranks on the higher end, being in the 55th percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for fashion merchandising is Academy of Art University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Fashion Merchandising only is in the 84th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 74th percentile. White collegians compose the largest proportion, 54%, of students majoring in fashion merchandising. Additionally, 92% of students pursuing a fashion merchandising major are women.

The median rating of fashion merchandising professors is 3.8 stars, a rating which is 5% worse than the average score across all majors; which is a subpar score. If you are searching for the most popular fashion merchandising instructor in the country, look no further than Steven Stipelman from Fashion Institute of Technology. It may be shocking, but the best rated fashion merchandising instructors from student rankings are found at Fashion Institute of Technology. As we including information other than just rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing comprehensively the best professors for fashion merchandising is Texas Christian University. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for fashion merchandising is University of Georgia. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a detailed list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that looking at the education process through a lens primarily built on superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We encourage you to explore our other pages on different topics and read some of our insightful background pages on beneficial details to look for as your university search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO | https://missouri.edu/

82%

Acceptance

32,916

Students

#450

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX | www.ttu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

41,909

Students

#406

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Harding University

Searcy, AR | www.harding.edu/

55%

Acceptance

5,204

Students

#297

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, NY | www.fitnyc.edu/

59%

Acceptance

9,869

Students

#219

Ranking

$16K

Tuition

B

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

University of North Texas

Denton, TX | www.unt.edu/

84%

Acceptance

45,298

Students

#844

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN | https://www.lipscomb.edu/

62%

Acceptance

5,876

Students

#408

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Baylor University

Waco, TX | www.baylor.edu/

68%

Acceptance

19,632

Students

#225

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

B

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA | https://spu.edu/

91%

Acceptance

3,920

Students

#734

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

B

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN | https://www.stkate.edu/

76%

Acceptance

5,295

Students

#947

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

C

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Alexandria Technical & Community College

Alexandria, MN | www.alextech.edu/

0%

Acceptance

3,678

Students

#1396

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA | www.jefferson.edu/

70%

Acceptance

9,785

Students

#235

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Kent State University at Kent

Kent, OH | www.kent.edu/

84%

Acceptance

32,341

Students

#1727

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

F

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS | www.jccc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

27,843

Students

#2509

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

F

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS | https://www.usm.edu/

96%

Acceptance

16,317

Students

#2301

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY | www.marist.edu/

55%

Acceptance

7,645

Students

#214

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX | www.txstate.edu/

85%

Acceptance

42,292

Students

#982

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

F

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Skyline College

San Bruno, CA | skylinecollege.edu/

0%

Acceptance

14,900

Students

#2461

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green, OH | www.bgsu.edu/

75%

Acceptance

20,945

Students

#1245

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

F

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, IL | https://www.harpercollege.edu/index.php

0%

Acceptance

23,552

Students

#2478

Ranking

$12K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ | https://nau.edu/

82%

Acceptance

34,290

Students

#959

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

B

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI | https://www.cmich.edu/

69%

Acceptance

22,512

Students

#874

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

C−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Fashion Merchandising

Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, TX | www.sfasu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

14,759

Students

#1596

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

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