Somersworth, NH has twelve 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 Somersworth 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.
Somersworth lies in Strafford county, which is one of the 6 counties in New Hampshire. Overall, the Rochester-Dover-ME area has 55,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $20.29/hr average worker wage, and a $42,200 average annual salary.
Of the 12 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Somersworth, none 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 Somersworth|
|South Portland||ME||-||2||20.6898||57||40.9 miles|
|S Portland||ME||-||1||12.3758||12||40.9 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||41.3 miles|
|New London||NH||-||5||27.7354||166||57.3 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||66.2 miles|