Monmouth, IL has fifty-eight fashion merchandising schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota.
Fashion Merchandising students from Monmouth 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 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 30 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $33,340. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $23,380/yr and there are 40 employed.
Monmouth lies in Warren county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 186,290 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $16.85/hr average worker wage, and a $35,040 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.199 out of every 1000 jobs in Monmouth are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0.164/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
Of the 58 fashion merchandising schools with a 500-mile radius of Monmouth, only 20 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of the Art Institute of Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($38,965/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with Grand Rapids Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,273/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Monmouth|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||27.3 miles|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||41.5 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||58.4 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||69.5 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||90.4 miles|