North Carolina contains three schools that offer fashion programs. Meredith College, the highest-ranking fashion school in NC, has a total student population of 2,262 and is the 2353rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 fashion schools in North Carolina, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($22,899/yr), with Mars Hill College as the lowest recorded at only $16,366/yr.
Fashion students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 780 employed merchandise displayers and window trimmers earning an average yearly salary of $28,290. Fashion designers in this state earn $60,180/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the fashion schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from fashion, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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