Nashua, NH (population: 86,706) 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 Nashua 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.
Nashua lies in Hillsborough county, which is one of the 6 counties in New Hampshire. Overall, the Nashua-MA NECTA area has 134,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $23.32/hr average worker wage, and a $48,510 average annual salary.
Of the 15 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Nashua, 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 Nashua|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||18.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||33.2 miles|