Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has one fashion merchandising school within its city limits. The Art Institute of Portland has a total student population of 1,925. It is the 3395th highest ranked school in the USA and the 42nd highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Fashion Merchandising students from Portland 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 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 230 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $62,360. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $32,870/yr and there are 930 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.937 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0.234/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Portland ends up costing a student $31,420/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|