With an overall population of 14,895 and a student population of 14,836, approximately 14,638 of Indiana students attend one of Indiana's schools that offer fashion merchandising programs.
The largest fashion merchandising school in Indiana, by student population, is Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus. In 2010, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus graduated approximately 47 students with credentials in fashion merchandising.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with a fashion merchandising degree in Indiana. If you decide to attend one of Indiana's fashion merchandising schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,995 per year in instate tuition and $28,431 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a fashion merchandising program in Indiana. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,558 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in fashion merchandising, if you decide to work as a fashion merchandiser in Indiana, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 206,300 fashion merchandisers in Pennsylvania, 5,010 were working in the greater Indiana area. Indiana's fashion merchandiser workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for fashion merchandisers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fashion merchandiser in Indiana is $20,060 per year, which is lower than the average for fashion merchandisers state-wide.