Bridgeport has a general population of 139,529 and an overall student population of 17,911. Approximately 5,103 of Bridgeport's students are enrolled in schools that offer fashion programs.
Of the 1 fashion schools in Bridgeport, the largest fashion school, by student population, is University of Bridgeport. In 2010, University of Bridgeport graduated approximately 23 students from its fashion program.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a fashion degree from one of Bridgeport's fashion schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,465 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for fashion related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bridgeport-based fashion schools, you will have an added expense of $11,080 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,122.
If you decide to work as a fashion professional in Bridgeport, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 55,780 fashion professionals in Connecticut, 13,300 were working in the greater Bridgeport area. The number of fashion professionals in Bridgeport is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for fashion professionals.
As a fashion professional in Bridgeport, you can expect to make an average salary of $23,970 per year. This is higher than the average salary for fashion professionals in the state.