Minnesota contains three schools that offer fashion programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking fashion school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 fashion schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alexandria Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($14,464/yr), with Minnesota State Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $9,987/yr.
Fashion students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 1,520 employed merchandise displayers and window trimmers earning an average yearly salary of $31,520. Fashion designers in this state earn $51,150/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the fashion schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from fashion, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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