Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has four fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas State University-San Marcos, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 30,803. It is the 204th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about fashion merchandising programs in Austin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fashion merchandising professors at Texas State University such as Alyssa Adomaitis, Bobbie Moore, Sharon Pate, and V S Terry.
Fashion Merchandising students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are ** employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $73,730. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $28,360/yr and there are 390 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.501 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and **/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
Of the 4 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Austin, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baylor University comes out as the most expensive ($26,444/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with Texas State University-San Marcos as the lowest, reported at only $9,816/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|