Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has thirty-three fashion design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion design program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota. To learn more about fashion design programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fashion design professors at University of Minnesota such as Kimberly Bowden, James Boyd-Brent, Marilyn (Lyn) Bruin, Elizabeth Bye, Sauman Chu, and Jeff Crump.
Fashion Design students from Omaha 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.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary.
Of the 33 fashion design schools with a 500-mile radius of Omaha, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of the Art Institute of Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($38,965/yr) for fashion design students, with Joliet Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $4,130/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|