Massachusetts contains twelve schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in MA, has a total student population of 2,422 and is the 237th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 fashion merchandising schools in Massachusetts, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The New England Institute of Art comes out as the most expensive ($30,213/yr), with Middlesex Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,314/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 840 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $72,880. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $31,480/yr and there are 1,870 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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