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#1

#1 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

379

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$20,900

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#2

#2 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

AI Miami International University of Art and Design
Miami, FL

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$32,971

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#3

#3 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA

Acceptance Rate

56%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$31,977

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#4

#4 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Berkeley College-New York
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

72%

Annual Degrees Awarded

29

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$23,301

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#5

#5 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

The Art Institute of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

The Art Institute of Atlanta is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

880–1,130

Est. Net Price *

$35,306

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#6

#6 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Berkeley College-Woodland Park
Woodland Park, NJ

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$17,068

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#7

#7 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Johnson & Wales University-Online
Providence, RI

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$20,242

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#8

#8 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

The Art Institute of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Acceptance Rate

61%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$31,956

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#9

#9 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

The Art Institute of Houston
Houston, TX

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$31,391

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#10

#10 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Miami International University of Art & Design-Art Institute Dallas
Dallas, TX

Acceptance Rate

50%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$34,406

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#11

#11 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$35,616

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#12

#12 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Bay State College
Boston, MA

Acceptance Rate

48%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$43,020

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#13

#13 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

LIM College
New York, NY

LIM College is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

165

SAT Score

990–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$39,020

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#14

#14 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY

In general, Marist College is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

63%

Annual Degrees Awarded

96

SAT Score

1,210–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$39,364

Median Starting Salary

$68,398

#15

#15 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Kent State University at Kent
Kent, OH

In general, Kent State University at Kent is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

239

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$19,046

Median Starting Salary

$58,790

#16

#16 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

University of Georgia
Athens, GA

the University of Georgia is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

43%

Annual Degrees Awarded

86

SAT Score

1,250–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$17,180

Median Starting Salary

$57,823

#17

#17 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Lasell University
Newton, MA

Generally, Lasell University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,010–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$29,706

Median Starting Salary

$63,235

#18

#18 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO

the University of Missouri-Columbia is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

63

SAT Score

1,140–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$19,889

Median Starting Salary

$61,051

#19

#19 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX

Texas State University is a non selective school. They receive about 28,900 applications every admission...

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

82

SAT Score

990–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$14,120

Median Starting Salary

$57,472

#20

#20 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

56%

Annual Degrees Awarded

40

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$44,190

Median Starting Salary

$59,912

#21

#21 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Generally, Thomas Jefferson University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

41

SAT Score

1,150–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$28,110

Median Starting Salary

$56,043

#22

#22 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Baylor University
Waco, TX

In general, Baylor University is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

46%

Annual Degrees Awarded

29

SAT Score

1,270–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$45,988

Median Starting Salary

$60,595

#23

#23 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

University of North Texas
Denton, TX

the University of North Texas is a somewhat selective school. They receive 32,016 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

53

SAT Score

1,010–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$15,283

Median Starting Salary

$56,316

#24

#24 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Johnson & Wales University-Providence
Providence, RI

Johnson & Wales University-Providence is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

37

SAT Score

970–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$32,801

Median Starting Salary

$58,154

#25

#25 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Stephens College
Columbia, MO

Stephens College is a fairly selective school. The institution receives approximately 650 applications every...

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

990–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$26,372

Median Starting Salary

$57,135

#26

#26 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

High Point University
High Point, NC

High Point University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

1,120–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$40,221

Median Starting Salary

$67,900

#27

#27 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Belmont University
Nashville, TN

Belmont University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,170–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$36,225

Median Starting Salary

$63,669

#28

#28 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

890–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$29,238

Median Starting Salary

$58,566

#29

#29 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Meredith College
Raleigh, NC

In general, Meredith College is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,130–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$23,259

Median Starting Salary

$60,786

#30

#30 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT

In general, Sacred Heart University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

860–1,040

Est. Net Price *

$45,280

Median Starting Salary

$68,327

#31

#31 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA

Generally, Seattle Pacific University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,070–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$26,549

Median Starting Salary

$60,537

#32

#32 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Mercyhurst University
Erie, PA

Mercyhurst University is a somewhat selective school. They receive approximately 3,600 applications each...

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

990–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$24,935

Median Starting Salary

$59,445

#33

#33 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN

Lipscomb University is a fairly selective school. They receive about 3,700 applications every admission...

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,140–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$27,937

Median Starting Salary

$57,135

#34

#34 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Immaculata University
Immaculata, PA

Immaculata University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,090–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$29,188

Median Starting Salary

$61,255

#35

#35 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Harding University
Searcy, AR

In general, Harding University is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,040–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$19,558

Median Starting Salary

$61,380

#36

#36 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Marymount Manhattan College
New York, NY

In general, Marymount Manhattan College is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

72%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,090–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$39,442

Median Starting Salary

$60,468

#37

#37 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

St Catherine University
Saint Paul, MN

Generally, St Catherine University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

980–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$19,976

Median Starting Salary

$57,307

#38

#38 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Ball State University
Muncie, IN

Generally, Ball State University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

1,100–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$12,615

Median Starting Salary

$61,792

#39

#39 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI

In general, Central Michigan University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

28

SAT Score

1,000–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$15,605

Median Starting Salary

$59,919

#40

#40 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Stevenson University
Owings Mills, MD

Stevenson University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,010–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$27,600

Median Starting Salary

$61,219

#41

#41 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Northwood University
Midland, MI

Generally, Northwood University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

950–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$24,616

Median Starting Salary

$55,807

#42

#42 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

25

SAT Score

1,000–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$20,030

Median Starting Salary

$58,456

#43

#43 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Long Island University
Brookville, NY

In general, Long Island University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,110–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$25,802

Median Starting Salary

$54,829

#44

#44 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Lindenwood University
Saint Charles, MO

Lindenwood University is a fairly selective school. They receive about 4,400 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,070–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$18,016

Median Starting Salary

$57,923

#45

#45 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Dominican University
River Forest, IL

Dominican University is a non selective school. The institution receives about 5,100 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

890–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$18,162

Median Starting Salary

$56,848

#46

#46 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Lynn University
Boca Raton, FL

Lynn University is a somewhat selective school. The school receives roughly 7,800 applications every...

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,060–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$38,728

Median Starting Salary

$57,413

#47

#47 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Ashland University
Ashland, OH

Ashland University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

72%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,050–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$20,342

Median Starting Salary

$53,164

#48

#48 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Marymount University
Arlington, VA

Generally, Marymount University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

990–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$24,664

Median Starting Salary

$58,349

#49

#49 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

Eastern Kentucky University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

930–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$10,806

Median Starting Salary

$57,381

#50

#50 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL

Generally, Olivet Nazarene University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

58%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

990–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$20,059

Median Starting Salary

$60,866

#51

#51 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO

Generally, the University of Central Missouri is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$15,117

Median Starting Salary

$59,180

#52

#52 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Overall, Sam Houston State University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

970–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$13,632

Median Starting Salary

$57,425

#53

#53 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Overall, Youngstown State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

950–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$11,900

Median Starting Salary

$57,511

#54

#54 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN

Carson-Newman University is a somewhat selective school. The school receives roughly 2,900 applications each...

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$20,111

Median Starting Salary

$58,732

#55

#55 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO

Southeast Missouri State University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

940–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$14,519

Median Starting Salary

$57,889

#56

#56 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

the University of Southern Mississippi is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$14,427

Median Starting Salary

$55,548

#57

#57 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Mount Mary University
Milwaukee, WI

Mount Mary University is a fairly selective school. Around 1,340 applications are received by the school...

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$22,897

Median Starting Salary

$57,276

#58

#58 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL

Eastern Illinois University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

900–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$13,380

Median Starting Salary

$58,658

#59

#59 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

CUNY New York City College of Technology
Brooklyn, NY

CUNY New York City College of Technology is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

45

SAT Score

850–1,030

Est. Net Price *

$6,406

Median Starting Salary

$58,542

#60

#60 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Adrian College
Adrian, MI

Adrian College is a fairly selective school. They receive roughly 3,300 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

940–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$24,870

Median Starting Salary

$62,886

#61

#61 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

44

SAT Score

870–1,060

Est. Net Price *

$32,043

Median Starting Salary

$55,513

#62

#62 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX

In general, Texas Woman's University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$11,682

Median Starting Salary

$56,599

#63

#63 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT

Generally, the University of Bridgeport is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

940–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$28,470

Median Starting Salary

$57,392

#64

#64 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Eastern Michigan University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

940–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$15,826

Median Starting Salary

$57,566

#65

#65 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL

Overall, Western Illinois University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

910–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$11,213

Median Starting Salary

$58,162

#66

#66 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Fisher College
Boston, MA

In general, Fisher College is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

820–1,100

Est. Net Price *

$26,257

Median Starting Salary

$56,380

#67

#67 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC

Generally, Mars Hill University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

960–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$17,721

Median Starting Salary

$58,554

#68

#68 Best College for Fashion Merchandising in the U.S.

Brenau University
Gainesville, GA

Brenau University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,040–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$23,635

Median Starting Salary

$57,068

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About Fashion Merchandising

Fashion Merchandising programs prepare individuals to promote product lines/brands, and organize promotional campaigns, at the wholesale level to attract retailer interest, wholesale purchasing, and supply contracts. Includes instruction in wholesaling, wholesale advertising, selling, and customer relations.

Those who are interested in Fashion Merchandising can study up to a Bachelors degree. Currently, 3,016 students are granted some level of degree in Fashion Merchandising around the United States each year. More students earn a degree in Fashion Merchandising in the state of New York than any other state. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising is $41,200.

Popularity of Fashion Merchandising Degrees in the U.S.
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Careers

The highest paying job for Fashion Merchandising majors is Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products. But, another thing to think about is how many job openings there currently is. A job that is in high need that a degree in Fashion Merchandising can prepare you for is Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products.

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Fashion Merchandising majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Fashion Merchandising majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
1,892
Female Students
1,716 (90%)
Male Students
176 (9%)

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