Lakewood has a general population of 58,211 and an overall student population of 14,761. Approximately 8,188 of Lakewood's students are enrolled in schools that offer fashion merchandising programs.
Lakewood's largest fashion merchandising school is Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom. In 2010, Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom graduated approximately 1 students from its fashion merchandising program.
A reported 1 students graduated with credentials in fashion merchandising in Lakewood in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,883 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $996 for fashion merchandising related books and supplies each year.
Many fashion merchandising graduates choose to work as fashion merchandisers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lakewood, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 fashion merchandisers in Washington State were working in the greater Lakewood area. The number of fashion merchandisers in Lakewood is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for fashion merchandisers.
As a fashion merchandiser in Lakewood, you can expect to make an average salary of $23,090 per year. This is higher than the average salary for fashion merchandisers in the state.