Richmond has a total population of 27,152 and a student population of 16,268. Of these students, 16,268 are enrolled in schools that offer fashion merchandising programs.
Of the 1 fashion merchandising schools in Richmond, the largest fashion merchandising school, by student population, is Eastern Kentucky University. In 2010, Eastern Kentucky University graduated approximately 11 students from its fashion merchandising program.
A reported 11 students graduated with credentials in fashion merchandising in Richmond in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Richmond's fashion merchandising schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,592 per year in instate tuition and $26,560 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for fashion merchandising related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,020 per year, on average, for room and board at Richmond-based fashion merchandising schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Richmond after graduating from fashion merchandising school, you should know that job prospects for fashion merchandisers in Richmond, which is the most popular fashion merchandising profession, are average. There were 61,020 fashion merchandisers working in Kentucky and 4,410 working in the greater Richmond area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of fashion merchandisers is expected to increase by 9% in Richmond. 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 Richmond is $18,600 per year, which is higher than the average for fashion merchandisers state-wide.