Clarksville, TN (population: 121,429) has three fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. O'More College of Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 182. It is the 832nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Fashion Merchandising students from Clarksville 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.
Clarksville lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Clarksville-KY area has 77,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.2% unemployment rate, $16.55/hr average worker wage, and a $34,420 average annual salary.
Of the 3 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Clarksville, 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) for fashion merchandising students, with Lipscomb University as the lowest, reported at only $17,243/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Clarksville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||57.9 miles|