With an overall population of 173,618 and a student population of 36,049, approximately 10,709 of Providence students attend one of Providence's schools that offer fashion merchandising programs.
Providence's largest fashion merchandising school is Johnson & Wales University. Approximately 69 students graduated in 2010 from Johnson & Wales University with credentials in fashion merchandising.
In 2010, 69 students graduated with a fashion merchandising degree in Providence. In 2009 tuition at fashion merchandising schools in Providence was $23,490 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a fashion merchandising program in Providence. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,249 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 Providence, your job prospects are good. There were 15,570 fashion merchandisers working in Rhode Island and 19,540 working in the greater Providence area in 2010. The number of fashion merchandisers in Providence is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for fashion merchandisers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fashion merchandiser in Providence is $21,570 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for fashion merchandisers.