Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has two fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 31,134. It is the 194th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Fashion Merchandising students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 60 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $55,010. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $26,710/yr and there are 340 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.579 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0.108/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
Of the 2 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Louisville, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($17,997/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with Eastern Kentucky University as the lowest, reported at only $10,033/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|