Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has three fashion merchandising schools within its city limits. The Art Institute of Dallas, the highest ranked school in the city with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 2,067. It is the 3373rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 169th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Fashion Merchandising students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 340 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $52,270. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $29,700/yr and there are 2,030 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.991 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0.168/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
Of the 3 fashion merchandising schools in Dallas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($36,482/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|