Fashion Merchandising in Illinois

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Schools Offering Fashion Merchandising Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Illinois receive fashion merchandising degrees every year. Thus, Illinois' 8 fashion merchandising schools put out approximately 174 fashion merchandisers each year.

Top Schools

Dominican University, which is located in River Forest, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a fashion merchandising program. It received a ranking of 35th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 22 students graduated from Dominican University's fashion merchandising program. Dominican University charged in-state students $25,710 in tuition fees per year.

Olivet Nazarene University, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a fashion merchandising program. It is located in Bourbonnais. 4 students graduated with degree in fashion merchandising from Olivet Nazarene University in 2010. Olivet Nazarene University charged in-state students $25,590 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a fashion merchandising program is The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, which was ranked 77th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. In 2010, 21 students graduated from The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago fashion merchandising program. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago charged in-state students $18,066 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' fashion merchandising schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $12,845 per year, though tuition can range from $25,710 per year to $2,814 per year. The Illinois fashion merchandising schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Dominican University - located in River Forest, students are charged $25,710 per year
  2. Olivet Nazarene University - located in Bourbonnais, students are charged $25,590 per year
  3. International Academy of Design and Technology - located in Chicago, students are charged $19,890 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois fashion merchandising schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Harper College - located in Palatine, students are charged $2,814 per year
  2. Joliet Junior College - located in Joliet, students are charged $3,090 per year
  3. South Suburban College - located in South Holland, students are charged $3,473 per year

A fashion merchandising degree from an Illinois school... what next?

A large number of Illinois fashion merchandising graduates become fashion merchandisers. Illinois had 3,390 fashion merchandisers in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois fashion merchandisers:

  1. Cook County - 2,170 fashion merchandisers
  2. Lake County - 450 fashion merchandisers
  3. Boone County - 110 fashion merchandisers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of fashion merchandisers in Illinois will shrink by -1%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,310 fashion merchandisers working in Illinois.

Salary

On average, fashion merchandisers earn $84,290 per year. But, salaries for fashion merchandisers can vary. In 2010, fashion merchandisers made as little as less than $33,810 per year or as much as more than $146,080 per year in Illinois. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for a fashion merchandiser are:

  1. Lake County - $86,160 per year
  2. Cook County - $85,280 per year
  3. Edwards County - $83,390 per year

On average, fashion merchandisers earns the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Menard County - $61,680 per year
  2. Adams County - $63,080 per year
  3. Boone County - $70,320 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in fashion merchandising and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as fashion or fashion design.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Fashion Merchandising in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising in Illinois
  • Certificate in Fashion Merchandising in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
6,126 miles from location Harper College Palatine IL 12.7765 n/a 15,711
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,102 miles from location South Suburban College South Holland IL 10.1002 n/a 7,279
6,114 miles from location Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais IL 28.6851 66% 4,666
6,113 miles from location Dominican University River Forest IL 65.2729 34% 3,909
6,103 miles from location The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Chicago IL 23.1725 94% 2,990
6,103 miles from location International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago IL 8.83915 n/a 1,832
 

Curious what studying Fashion Merchandising gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons + 177,370 $25,070 -2.8%
2
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers + 45,040 $52,630 -15.7%
3
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products + 10,420 $60,470 -11.9%
4
Purchasing Managers + 3,390 $84,290 -12.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are fashion merchandising related jobs in Illinois