With an overall population of 11,635 and a student population of 8,958, approximately 3,909 of River Forest students attend one of River Forest's schools that offer fashion programs.
The largest fashion school in River Forest, by student population, is Dominican University. In 2010, approximately 22 students graduated from the Fashion program at Dominican University.
A reported 38 students graduated with credentials in fashion in River Forest in 2010. In 2009 tuition at fashion schools in River Forest was $24,700 per year, on average.
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 River Forest-based fashion schools, you will have an added expense of $8,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $29,575.
If you plan on staying in River Forest after graduating from fashion school, you should know that job prospects for fashion professionals in River Forest, which is the most popular fashion profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 fashion professionals in Illinois were working in the greater River Forest area. River Forest's fashion professional workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for fashion professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fashion professional in River Forest is $20,460 per year, which is higher than the average for fashion professionals state-wide.