Arizona contains seven schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in AZ, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 fashion merchandising schools in Arizona, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($25,117/yr), with Pima Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,259/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from Arizona 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 Arizona alone, there are 400 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $57,960. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $27,860/yr and there are 1,450 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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