Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has one fashion merchandising school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. International Academy of Design and Technology has a total student population of 512. It is the 6009th highest ranked school in the USA and the 31st highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Fashion Merchandising students from Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 90 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $58,910. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $28,750/yr and there are 1,030 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.199 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0.108/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Academy of Design and Technology ends up costing a student $23,726/yr.