Raleigh has a total population of 276,093 and a student population of 57,092. Of these students, 2,262 are enrolled in schools that offer fashion design programs.
Of the 1 fashion design schools in Raleigh, the largest fashion design school, by student population, is Meredith College. In 2010, approximately 10 students graduated from the Fashion Design program at Meredith College.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a fashion design degree from one of Raleigh's fashion design schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,490 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $750 for fashion design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,020 per year, on average, for room and board at Raleigh-based fashion design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Raleigh after graduating from fashion design school, you should know that job prospects for fashion designers in Raleigh, which is the most popular fashion design profession, are not very good. The number of fashion designers in Raleigh is expected to decrease by -16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for fashion designers.