Minnesota contains three schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 fashion merchandising schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alexandria Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($14,464/yr), with Minnesota State Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $9,987/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 720 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $54,240. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $31,520/yr and there are 1,520 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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