Slidell, LA has two fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 28,643. It is the 121st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Fashion Merchandising students from Slidell 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 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area alone, there are 50 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $78,870. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $29,580/yr and there are 80 employed.
Slidell lies in St. Tammany county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area has 509,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.85/hr average worker wage, and a $39,210 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.161 out of every 1000 jobs in Slidell are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0.095/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
Of the 2 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Slidell, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College comes out as the most expensive ($10,923/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,917/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Slidell|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||16.8 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||81.4 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||94.2 miles|