Michigan City, IN has thirteen fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dominican University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 3,909. It is the 263rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Fashion Merchandising students from Michigan City 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.
Michigan City lies in LaPorte county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Michigan City-La Porte area has 43,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $16.65/hr average worker wage, and a $34,640 average annual salary.
Of the 13 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Michigan City, only 4 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 Joliet Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $4,130/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Michigan City|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||32.3 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||33.4 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||33.8 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||37.5 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||40.7 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||40.8 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||44.5 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||44.8 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||46.6 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||47.7 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||47.8 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||49.2 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||49.8 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||50.8 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||56.4 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||57.8 miles|