Charlotte has a total population of 540,828 and a student population of 55,462. Of these students, 2,452 are enrolled in schools that offer fashion merchandising programs.
The largest fashion merchandising school in Charlotte, by student population, is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. In 2010, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte graduated approximately 5 students from its fashion merchandising program.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in fashion merchandising in Charlotte in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,490 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a fashion merchandising program in Charlotte. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,249 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a fashion merchandiser in Charlotte, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 138,390 fashion merchandisers in North Carolina, 28,300 were working in the greater Charlotte area. By the year 2018, the number of fashion merchandisers is expected to increase by 11% in Charlotte. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for fashion merchandisers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fashion merchandiser in Charlotte is $20,200 per year, which is higher than the average for fashion merchandisers state-wide.