New Jersey contains six schools that offer fashion programs. Montclair State University, the highest-ranking fashion school in NJ, has a total student population of 18,171 and is the 247th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 fashion schools in New Jersey, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centenary College comes out as the most expensive ($21,034/yr), with Brookdale Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,412/yr.
Fashion students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 2,350 employed merchandise displayers and window trimmers earning an average yearly salary of $34,140. Fashion designers in this state earn $71,570/yr and there are 460 employed.
Also, within the fashion schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from fashion, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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