Schenectady, NY (population: 60,703) has four fashion schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Marist College, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion program, has a total student population of 6,179. It is the 120th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Fashion students from Schenectady 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.
Schenectady lies in Schenectady county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area has 434,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $21.78/hr average worker wage, and a $45,310 average annual salary.
Of the 4 fashion schools with a 100-mile radius of Schenectady, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Marist College comes out as the most expensive ($27,473/yr) for fashion students, with Herkimer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,962/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Schenectady|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||69.8 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||73.2 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||93.0 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||97.4 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||98.3 miles|