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2023 Fashion Merchandising Cost

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

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Fashion merchandising is the 253rd most expensive degree in the nation, with a median cost of $26,840 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #254, Food Science, with a median cost of $26,823).

The Far West has the most expensive colleges with top 50 fashion merchandising programs predominantly led by Academy of Art University with an annual cost of $23,112. The most expensive state for fashion merchandising is Washington led by Seattle Pacific University.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 70.72% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 45.58% less than your average private school. So, if you're hoping to attend a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition as soon as possible.

The most expensive top 25 college for fashion merchandising is Texas Christian University, which is the 135th most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Youngstown State University. It costs just $9,571 per year but is ranked 54th for its fashion merchandising program. If you’re looking for the least expensive option in the top 25, Fashion Institute of Technology  is probably for you, ranked #1 with an in-state cost of just $5,190. Another more affordable choice would be #8, Texas Tech University in Lubbock County, TX with a cost of $6,744 for in-state students and $16,704 for out-of-state students.

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