Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has one fashion merchandising school within its city limits. Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte has a total student population of 2,452. It is the 5760th highest ranked school in the USA and the 146th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Fashion Merchandising students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 90 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $64,640. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $32,510/yr and there are 170 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.206 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0.105/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte ends up costing a student $22,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|