North Carolina contains three schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. Meredith College, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in NC, has a total student population of 2,262 and is the 2353rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 fashion merchandising schools in North Carolina, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($22,899/yr), with Mars Hill College as the lowest recorded at only $16,366/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 600 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $69,540. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $28,290/yr and there are 780 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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