With an overall population of 27,152 and a student population of 16,268, approximately 16,268 of Richmond students attend one of Richmond's schools that offer fashion programs.
Eastern Kentucky University is the largest fashion school in Richmond, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 11 students graduated from the Fashion program at Eastern Kentucky University.
A total of 11 students graduated with credentials in fashion from fashion schools in Richmond in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Richmond's fashion schools was $15,592 per year for instate students and $26,560 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for fashion related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Richmond-based fashion schools, you will have an added expense of $6,020 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in fashion, if you decide to work as a fashion professional in Richmond, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 fashion professionals in Kentucky were working in the greater Richmond area. The government projects that the number of fashion professionals in Richmond will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for fashion professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fashion professional in Richmond is $18,600 per year, which is higher than the average for fashion professionals state-wide.