Prescott, AZ (population: 44,035) has five fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northern Arizona University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 23,597. It is the 225th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arizona.
Fashion Merchandising students from Prescott 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.
Prescott lies in Yavapai county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Prescott area has 57,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $36,340 average annual salary.
Of the 5 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Prescott, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northern Arizona University comes out as the most expensive ($11,306/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Prescott|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||7.7 miles|