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2023 Fashion Merchandising Students

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

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College often is a particularly influential adventure in one's life; it is an opportunity for personal progress and evolution. Students continue to learn their values and learn the necessary skills to become a halcyon member of society. But learning isn't solely found in a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the nugget of wisdom learned from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different position. Therefore, attending a diverse college greatly enhances what one gains from the time at university.

Fashion Merchandising is a more ethnically diverse major than average*. 54% of the US' Fashion Merchandising majors are white students, followed by latino students (14%), students of other races**(14%), and black students (12%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Mount Mary University&nbspin Milwaukee, WI.

In addition, Fashion Merchandising is the the 20th most female dominated major, with 92% of students identify as women. Belmont University in Nashville, TN has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another important type of diversity is economic diversity. Fashion Merchandising ranks in the top 16% of focuses for wealth diversity. 28% of its students come from households that earn below $30,000 a year, 17% are from households with $75,000 to $110,000 annual incomes, and 24% grew up in homes earning above $110,000 per year. Ball State University has the most financially diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall FL is the most diverse state for Fashion Merchandising. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 6%

  • Black: 12%

  • Latino: 14%

  • White: 54%

  • Other: 14%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 8%

  • Female: 92%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 28%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 17%

  • Over 110k: 24%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 70%

  • Out of State: 28%

  • International: 2%

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