Laguna, CA (population: 60,976) has twelve fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. California College of the Arts, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 1,828. It is the 3265th highest ranked school in the USA and the 312th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Fashion Merchandising students from Laguna 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 12 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Laguna, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of California–Sunnyvale comes out as the most expensive ($32,611/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Laguna|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||12.0 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||14.0 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||49.3 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||51.0 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||60.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||63.2 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||65.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||71.9 miles|