Idaho Falls, ID (population: 56,222) has seven fashion merchandising schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Central Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 11,357. It is the 1601st highest ranked school in the USA and the 31st highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus). To learn more about fashion merchandising programs in Idaho Falls, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fashion merchandising professors at Central Washington University such as Andrea Eklund.
Fashion Merchandising students from Idaho Falls 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.
Idaho Falls lies in Bonneville county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Idaho Falls area has 49,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,260 average annual salary.
Of the 7 fashion merchandising schools with a 500-mile radius of Idaho Falls, only 2 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 Spokane Falls Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,026/yr.