Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has three fashion schools within its city limits. Clark Atlanta University, the highest ranked school in the city with a fashion program, has a total student population of 3,873. It is the 3641st highest ranked school in the USA and the 75th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Fashion students from Atlanta schools who go on to become fashion professionals, fashion merchandisers, marketers, fashion models, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 15,780 people working as fashion designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,410. Also, Merchandise displayers and window trimmers make on average $28,480 per year and there are about 61,280 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 1,280 employed merchandise displayers and window trimmers earning an average salary of $25,580. Fashion designers in this area earn $53,530/yr and there are 90 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by fashion designers, and 1/1000 are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers.
Of the 3 fashion schools in Atlanta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bauder College comes out as the most expensive ($48,186/yr) for fashion students, with American Intercontinental University-Dunwoody Campus as the lowest, reported at only $22,399/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|