Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has one fashion merchandising school within its city limits. Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus has a total student population of 4,353. It is the 4730th highest ranked school in the USA and the 44th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Fashion Merchandising students from Birmingham 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. In fact, in the Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are 30 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $55,440. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $26,730/yr and there are 340 employed.
Birmingham lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Birmingham-Hoover area has 494,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Birmingham are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus ends up costing a student $7,065/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Birmingham|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||63.6 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||99.5 miles|