Connecticut contains four schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. University of Bridgeport, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in CT, has a total student population of 5,103 and is the 680th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 fashion merchandising schools in Connecticut, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Bridgeport comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr), with Gateway Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,885/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from Connecticut 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 Connecticut alone, there are 400 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $57,420. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $29,800/yr and there are 460 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in Connecticut, the average student population is 1,939 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 2145 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,319 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,907, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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