Tennessee contains four schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. O'More College of Design, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in TN, has a total student population of 182 and is the 832nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 fashion merchandising schools in Tennessee, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Academy of Design and Technology comes out as the most expensive ($22,006/yr), with Lambuth University as the lowest recorded at only $15,377/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 490 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $52,940. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $27,420/yr and there are 1,050 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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