Virginia contains three schools that offer fashion merchandising programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking fashion merchandising school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 fashion merchandising schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Marymount University comes out as the most expensive ($19,783/yr), with Virginia Commonwealth University as the lowest recorded at only $15,907/yr.
Fashion Merchandising students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 350 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average yearly salary of $55,950. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this state earn $28,780/yr and there are 1,050 employed.
Also, within the fashion merchandising schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from fashion merchandising, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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