Alexandria, VA (population: 147,786) has six fashion merchandising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Delaware, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion merchandising program, has a total student population of 21,138. It is the 95th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about fashion merchandising programs in Alexandria, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fashion merchandising professors at University of Delaware such as Martha Carper, and Janet Hethorn.
Fashion Merchandising students from Alexandria 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 80 employed commercial and industrial designers earning an average salary of $49,240. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers in this area earn $33,260/yr and there are 520 employed.
Alexandria lies in Alexandria county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Alexandria are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and 0/1000 are held by commercial and industrial designers.
Of the 6 fashion merchandising schools with a 100-mile radius of Alexandria, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institutes of York-PA comes out as the most expensive ($22,081/yr) for fashion merchandising students, with Baltimore City Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,851/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alexandria|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||6.1 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||10.4 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||11.8 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||15.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||18.7 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||25.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||34.1 miles|