Terre Haute, IN (population: 60,269) has three fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Vincennes University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 13,947. It is the 4164th highest ranked school in the USA and the 87th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Fashion Merchandising students from Terre Haute 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.
Terre Haute lies in Vigo county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Terre Haute area has 67,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $16.49/hr average worker wage, and a $34,310 average annual salary.
Of the 3 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Terre Haute, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($22,430/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with Vincennes University as the lowest, reported at only $8,501/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Terre Haute|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||70.7 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||78.3 miles|