Virginia contains three schools that offer fashion programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking fashion school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 fashion schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Marymount University comes out as the most expensive ($19,783/yr), with Virginia Commonwealth University as the lowest recorded at only $15,907/yr.
Fashion students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 1,050 employed merchandise displayers and window trimmers earning an average yearly salary of $28,780. Fashion designers in this state earn $41,940/yr and there are 50 employed.
Also, within the fashion schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from fashion, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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