Somerset, KY has one fashion merchandising school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Eastern Kentucky University has a total student population of 16,268. It is the 2402nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Fashion Merchandising students from Somerset 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.
Somerset lies in Pulaski county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 166,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $15.47/hr average worker wage, and a $32,170 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern Kentucky University ends up costing a student $10,033/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Somerset|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||55.8 miles|