Rhode Island contains two schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. Johnson & Wales University, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in RI, has a total student population of 10,709 and is the 2198th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 fashion merchandising schools in Rhode Island, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University comes out as the most expensive ($24,402/yr), with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $3,892/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 310 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $59,850. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $38,180/yr and there are 180 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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