Goshen, IN has seven fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 3,164. It is the 2409th highest ranked school in the USA and the 89th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Fashion Merchandising students from Goshen 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.
Goshen lies in Elkhart county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Columbus area has 41,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $19.74/hr average worker wage, and a $41,060 average annual salary.
Of the 7 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Goshen, only 2 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 Goshen|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||22.7 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||23.5 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||40.4 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||50.6 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||55.5 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||58.6 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||78.8 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||87.7 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||91.7 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||93.4 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||95.6 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||95.7 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||96.3 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||97.7 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||98.8 miles|