Fort Valley, GA has three fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Clark Atlanta University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 3,873. It is the 3641st highest ranked school in the USA and the 75th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Fashion Merchandising students from Fort Valley 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.
Fort Valley lies in Peach county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area has 137,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $15.72/hr average worker wage, and a $32,690 average annual salary.
Of the 3 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Valley, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bauder College comes out as the most expensive ($48,186/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with American Intercontinental University-Dunwoody Campus as the lowest, reported at only $22,399/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Valley|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||15.5 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||65.2 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||84.3 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||93.2 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||93.9 miles|