Denver, CO (population: 609,651) has three fashion merchandising schools within its city limits. Johnson & Wales University-Denver, the highest ranked school in the city 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 Denver, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fashion merchandising professors at Johnson & Wales University such as Shawne Ahlenius.
Fashion Merchandising students from Denver 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 280 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $59,380. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $25,540/yr and there are 950 employed.
Denver lies in Denver county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Denver are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
Of the 3 fashion merchandising schools in Denver, 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 Denver|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||11.4 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.2 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||55.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||63.2 miles|