Monroeville, AL has twenty-six fashion merchandising schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Fashion Merchandising students from Monroeville 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.
Monroeville lies in Monroe county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area has 130,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $15.89/hr average worker wage, and a $33,060 average annual salary.
Of the 26 fashion merchandising schools with a 500-mile radius of Monroeville, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bauder College comes out as the most expensive ($48,186/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the lowest, reported at only $5,042/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Monroeville|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||51.9 miles|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||86.6 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||87.4 miles|