Michigan contains six schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. Ferris State University, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in MI, has a total student population of 13,865 and is the 2147th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 fashion merchandising schools in Michigan, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Michigan comes out as the most expensive ($36,230/yr), with Grand Rapids Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,273/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from Michigan 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 Michigan alone, there are 4,530 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $71,660. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $25,030/yr and there are 1,610 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in Michigan, the average student population is 3,208 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 6233 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,809 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,088, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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