Keene, NH has fifteen fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 2,422. It is the 237th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Fashion Merchandising students from Keene 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.
Keene lies in Cheshire county, which is one of the 6 counties in New Hampshire. Overall, the Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area has 39,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.2% unemployment rate, $19.77/hr average worker wage, and a $41,130 average annual salary.
Of the 15 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Keene, only 2 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) for fashion merchandising students, with Middlesex Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,314/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Keene|
|New London||NH||-||5||27.7354||166||36.4 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||60.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||70.0 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||71.8 miles|