Trinidad, CO has fifteen fashion design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas Tech University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion design program, has a total student population of 30,049. It is the 150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Fashion Design students from Trinidad schools who go on to become fashion designers, fashion merchandisers, fashion models, fashion marketers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 15,780 people working as fashion designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,410. Also, Designers make on average $50,420 per year and there are about 10,510 of them employed in the US today.
Of the 15 fashion design schools with a 500-mile radius of Trinidad, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($25,117/yr) for fashion design students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.