Roanoke, VA (population: 93,951) has one fashion merchandising school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Liberty University has a total student population of 46,312. It is the 2962nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 55th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Fashion Merchandising students from Roanoke 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.
Roanoke lies in Roanoke county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Roanoke area has 153,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $17.71/hr average worker wage, and a $36,840 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Liberty University ends up costing a student $19,574/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Roanoke|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||83.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||89.9 miles|