Nashville has a total population of 545,524 and a student population of 52,912. Of these students, 3,413 are enrolled in schools that offer fashion merchandising programs.
Nashville's largest fashion merchandising school is Lipscomb University. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Lipscomb University with credentials in fashion merchandising.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a fashion merchandising degree from one of Nashville's fashion merchandising schools. If you decide to attend a fashion merchandising school in Nashville, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $20,390.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for fashion merchandising related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,050 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $23,890.
Many fashion merchandising graduates choose to work as fashion merchandisers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Nashville, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 84,220 fashion merchandisers in Tennessee, 24,170 were working in the greater Nashville area. The government projects that the number of fashion merchandisers in Nashville will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for fashion merchandisers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fashion merchandiser in Nashville is $20,550 per year, which is higher than the average for fashion merchandisers state-wide.