Plano, TX (population: 282,016) has eight fashion design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion design program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about fashion design programs in Plano, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fashion design professors at Texas Christian University such as Matt Clark, Janice Clarke, Amy Dahm, Laura Prestwood, and Patricia Warrington.
Fashion Design students from Plano 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. In fact, in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 70 employed designers earning an average salary of $39,880. Fashion designers in this area earn $43,560/yr and there are 80 employed.
Plano lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.041 out of every 1000 jobs in Plano are held by fashion designers, and 0.032/1000 are held by designers.
Of the 8 fashion design schools with a 100-mile radius of Plano, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($36,482/yr) for fashion design students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Plano|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||19.8 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||29.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||30.3 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||40.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||40.1 miles|