With an overall population of 563,374 and a student population of 95,293, approximately 6,277 of Seattle students attend one of Seattle's schools that offer fashion merchandising programs.
Seattle's largest fashion merchandising school is Shoreline Community College. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Shoreline Community College with credentials in fashion merchandising.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a fashion merchandising degree from one of Seattle's fashion merchandising schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,873 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $972 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 Seattle, your job prospects are not very good. There were 96,740 fashion merchandisers working in Washington State and 44,600 working in the greater Seattle area in 2010. The number of fashion merchandisers in Seattle is expected to increase by 7% 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 Seattle is $24,510 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for fashion merchandisers.