Anaheim, CA (population: 342,336) has twenty-five fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Otis College of Art and Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 1,221. It is the 436th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Fashion Merchandising students from Anaheim 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 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 520 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $73,210. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $26,130/yr and there are 1,980 employed.
Anaheim lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Anaheim are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
Of the 25 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Anaheim, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire comes out as the most expensive ($39,200/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Anaheim|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||6.6 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||6.7 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||10.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||11.3 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||11.6 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||12.0 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||12.5 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||14.7 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||15.9 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||17.0 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||19.0 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||20.3 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||20.3 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||21.2 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||21.7 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||23.6 miles|