Downey, CA (population: 107,986) has twenty-four 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 Downey 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.
Of the 24 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Downey, 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 Downey|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||6.6 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||10.1 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||10.5 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||14.7 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||14.8 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||16.3 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||18.2 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||18.8 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||19.0 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||19.9 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||21.0 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||21.2 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||21.9 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||22.6 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||23.5 miles|