Philadelphia has a total population of 1,517,550 and a student population of 150,997. Of these students, 3,497 are enrolled in schools that offer fashion merchandising programs.
Philadelphia's largest fashion merchandising school is Philadelphia University. In 2010, Philadelphia University graduated approximately 87 students with credentials in fashion merchandising.
A reported 87 students graduated with credentials in fashion merchandising in Philadelphia in 2010. If you decide to attend a fashion merchandising school in Philadelphia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $27,598.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a fashion merchandising program in Philadelphia. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,182 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $32,528.
After graduating with your credentials in fashion merchandising, if you decide to work as a fashion merchandiser in Philadelphia, your job prospects are not very good. There were 206,300 fashion merchandisers working in Pennsylvania and 54,250 working in the greater Philadelphia area in 2010. The number of fashion merchandisers in Philadelphia is expected 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 Philadelphia is $23,270 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for fashion merchandisers.