New Jersey contains six schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. Montclair State University, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in NJ, has a total student population of 18,171 and is the 247th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 fashion merchandising schools in New Jersey, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centenary College comes out as the most expensive ($21,034/yr), with Brookdale Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,412/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 840 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $67,690. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $34,140/yr and there are 2,350 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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