Cleveland, OH (population: 424,526) has six fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ashland University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 6,300. It is the 373rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Fashion Merchandising students from Cleveland 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 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area alone, there are 230 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $57,080. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $27,410/yr and there are 180 employed.
Cleveland lies in Cuyahoga county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area has 1,003,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $20.16/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.179 out of every 1000 jobs in Cleveland are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0.226/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
Of the 6 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Cleveland, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ashland University comes out as the most expensive ($21,117/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with Youngstown State University as the lowest, reported at only $11,779/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cleveland|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||6.6 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||8.6 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||11.6 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||13.4 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||23.0 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||44.2 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||69.6 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||74.2 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||93.5 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||99.6 miles|