Hawaii contains fourteen schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. California College of the Arts, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in HI, has a total student population of 1,828 and is the 3265th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 fashion merchandising schools in Hawaii, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of California–Sunnyvale comes out as the most expensive ($32,611/yr), with City College of San Francisco as the lowest recorded at only $4,129/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii alone, there are 40 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $51,060. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $27,760/yr and there are 610 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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