Birmingham has a general population of 242,820 and an overall student population of 44,088. Approximately 4,353 of Birmingham's students are enrolled in schools that offer fashion programs.
Birmingham's largest fashion school is Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus. In 2010, Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in fashion.
If you decide to attend one of Birmingham's fashion schools, you can expect to pay an average of $11,200 per year in instate tuition and $13,330 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for fashion related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Birmingham-based fashion schools, you will have an added expense of $4,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,200.
If you plan on staying in Birmingham after graduating from fashion school, you should know that job prospects for fashion professionals in Birmingham, which is the most popular fashion profession, are good. In 2010, there were 61,470 fashion professionals in Alabama. Of these fashion professionals, 3,590 were working in the greater Birmingham area. Birmingham's fashion professional workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for fashion professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fashion professional in Birmingham is $18,740 per year, which is lower than the average for fashion professionals state-wide.