Pennsylvania contains thirteen schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. Drexel University, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in PA, has a total student population of 22,493 and is the 108th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 fashion merchandising schools in Pennsylvania, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr), with Lehigh Carbon Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,375/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 1,780 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $54,370. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $27,230/yr and there are 1,900 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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