Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has three fashion merchandising schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Fashion Merchandising students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are ** employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $78,890. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $24,360/yr and there are 170 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and **/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
Of the 3 fashion merchandising schools in Tucson, only 2 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) for fashion merchandising students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|