With an overall population of 25,578 and a student population of 2,841, approximately 2,760 of Gainesville students attend one of Gainesville's schools that offer fashion merchandising programs.
The largest fashion merchandising school in Gainesville, by student population, is Brenau University. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Brenau University with credentials in fashion merchandising.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in fashion merchandising in Gainesville in 2010. In 2009 tuition at fashion merchandising schools in Gainesville was $19,356 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,050 for fashion merchandising related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,772 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $23,056.
Many fashion merchandising graduates choose to work as fashion merchandisers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Gainesville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 156,260 fashion merchandisers in Georgia. Of these fashion merchandisers, 2,140 were working in the greater Gainesville area. The number of fashion merchandisers in Gainesville is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for fashion merchandisers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fashion merchandiser in Gainesville is $21,720 per year, which is higher than the average for fashion merchandisers state-wide.