With an overall population of 1,953,631 and a student population of 156,252, approximately 54,942 of Houston students attend one of Houston's schools that offer fashion merchandising programs.
Houston's largest fashion merchandising school is Houston Community College. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Fashion Merchandising program at Houston Community College.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a fashion merchandising degree from one of Houston's fashion merchandising schools. If you decide to attend a fashion merchandising school in Houston, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,392.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for fashion merchandising related books and supplies each year.
Many fashion merchandising graduates choose to work as fashion merchandisers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Houston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 fashion merchandisers in Texas were working in the greater Houston area. By the year 2018, the number of fashion merchandisers is expected to increase by 15% in Houston. 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 Houston is $19,370 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for fashion merchandisers.