Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has three fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johnson & Wales University-Denver, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 1,461. It is the 3273rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College). To learn more about fashion merchandising programs in Colorado Springs, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fashion merchandising professors at Johnson & Wales University such as Shawne Ahlenius.
Fashion Merchandising students from Colorado Springs 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.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary.
Of the 3 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Colorado Springs, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University-Denver comes out as the most expensive ($23,765/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with Westwood College-Denver South as the lowest, reported at only $18,085/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|