Raleigh has a general population of 276,093 and an overall student population of 57,092. Approximately 2,262 of Raleigh's students are enrolled in schools that offer fashion merchandising programs.
Raleigh's largest fashion merchandising school is Meredith College. In 2010, Meredith College graduated approximately 24 students from its fashion merchandising program.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a fashion merchandising degree from one of Raleigh's fashion merchandising schools. In 2009 tuition at fashion merchandising schools in Raleigh was $24,490 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $750 for fashion merchandising related books and supplies every 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 merchandising 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 merchandising school, you should know that job prospects for fashion merchandisers in Raleigh, which is the most popular fashion merchandising profession, are average. In 2010, there were 138,390 fashion merchandisers in North Carolina. Of these fashion merchandisers, 18,170 were working in the greater Raleigh area. Raleigh's fashion merchandiser workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for fashion merchandisers.
As a fashion merchandiser in Raleigh, you can expect to make an average salary of $19,420 per year. This is higher than the average salary for fashion merchandisers in the state.