West Paterson, NJ has one fashion school within its city limits. Berkeley College has a total student population of 3,709. It is the 3898th highest ranked school in the USA and the 96th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick). To learn more about fashion programs in West Paterson, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fashion professors at Berkeley College such as Guy Adamo, Wayne Bruce, Allegra Ceci, Sara Jablon, Joesph Koren, and Katina Lindsay.
Fashion students from West Paterson 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 York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,950 employed merchandise displayers and window trimmers earning an average salary of $36,840. Fashion designers in this area earn $79,630/yr and there are 6,590 employed.
West Paterson lies in Passaic county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.302 out of every 1000 jobs in West Paterson are held by fashion designers, and 0.385/1000 are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Berkeley College ends up costing a student $16,709/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Paterson|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||7.7 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||10.3 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||11.1 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.0 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||14.3 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||16.3 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||18.7 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||19.1 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||20.2 miles|