Sacramento, CA (population: 475,452) has two fashion merchandising schools within its city limits. American River College, the highest ranked school in the city with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 35,413. It is the 4784th highest ranked school in the USA and the 450th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Fashion Merchandising students from Sacramento 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 2 fashion merchandising schools in Sacramento, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Academy of Design and Technology comes out as the most expensive ($25,435/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with American River College as the lowest, reported at only $6,669/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sacramento|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||4.4 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||9.4 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||40.2 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||55.7 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||67.6 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||70.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||73.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||76.8 miles|