Alaska contains nine schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. Central Washington University, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in AK, has a total student population of 11,357 and is the 1601st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 fashion merchandising schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($31,420/yr), with Spokane Falls Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,026/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from Alaska schools who go on to become fashion merchandisers, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion marketers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 61,280 people working as merchandise displayers and window trimmers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $28,480. Also, Commercial and industrial designers make on average $61,400 per year and there are about 29,170 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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