Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has one fashion merchandising school within its city limits. Columbus College of Art and Design has a total student population of 1,425. It is the 375th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Fashion Merchandising students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 210 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $64,310. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $32,840/yr and there are 310 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.346 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0.226/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Columbus College of Art and Design ends up costing a student $22,225/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|