Alexandria, VA (population: 147,786) has six fashion schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Delaware, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion program, has a total student population of 21,138. It is the 95th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about fashion programs in Alexandria, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fashion professors at University of Delaware such as Martha Carper, and Janet Hethorn.
Fashion students from Alexandria 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 520 employed merchandise displayers and window trimmers earning an average salary of $33,260. Fashion designers in this area earn $37,040/yr and there are ** employed.
Alexandria lies in Alexandria county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Alexandria are held by fashion designers, and 0/1000 are held by merchandise displayers and window trimmers.
Of the 6 fashion schools with a 100-mile radius of Alexandria, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institutes of York-PA comes out as the most expensive ($22,081/yr) for fashion students, with Baltimore City Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,851/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alexandria|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||6.1 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||10.4 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||11.8 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||15.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||18.7 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||25.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||34.1 miles|