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Schools Offering Fashion Programs in Minnesota

Around 0.0% of Minnesota's graduates graduate from fashion degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 28 fashion professionals graduate from Minnesota's 5 fashion schools.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a fashion program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 1 students graduated with a degree in fashion from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Students at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities paid $12,288 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota with a fashion program is St. Catherine University, which is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. In 2010, 10 students graduated from St. Catherine University fashion program. Tuition at St. Catherine University was $30,168 per year.

The Art Institutes International Minnesota, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a fashion program. It is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, The Art Institutes International Minnesota graduated 10 students from its fashion programs. The tuition rate at The Art Institutes International Minnesota was $17,416 per year.


If you choose to attend a Minnesota fashion school, average tuition will be $14,092 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,033 per year to $30,168 per year. In 2010, the following Minnesota fashion schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. St. Catherine University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,168 per year
  2. The Art Institutes International Minnesota - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $17,416 per year
  3. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $12,288 per year

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

  1. Minnesota State Community and Technical College - located in Fergus Falls, students are charged $5,033 per year
  2. Alexandria Technical & Community College - located in Alexandria, students are charged $5,555 per year
  3. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $12,288 per year

A fashion degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

Many Minnesota fashion graduates become a marketing manager, merchadiser, fashion magazine editor, photographer, and sales associate. Minnesota had 91,800 fashion professionals in 2010. 100 of these fashion professionals were fashion designers, 5,190 were marketing managers, and 2,950 were merchadisers. The Minnesota counties with the largest populations of fashion professional are:

  1. Anoka County - 61,190 fashion professionals
  2. Becker County - 5,760 fashion professionals
  3. Brown County - 5,560 fashion professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 97,880 fashion professionals will be working in Minnesota. This would require the number of fashion professional to grow by 2%.


On average, fashion professionals earn $59,637 per year. However, Minnesota fashion professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,550 per year to more than $159,210 per year in 2010. On average fashion professional earn the most in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Anoka County - $61,427 per year
  2. Dodge County - $58,100 per year
  3. Big Stone County - $54,953 per year

The following counties in Minnesota have the lowest average salaries for fashion professional:

  1. Aitkin County - $23,460 per year
  2. Blue Earth County - $35,450 per year
  3. Brown County - $46,252 per year

On average, the highest paid fashion professionals in Minnesota were:

  1. Marketing Manager - $121,570 per year
  2. Merchadiser - $62,620 per year
  3. Fashion Designer - $57,460 per year

The fashion professionals with lowest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Photographer - $42,890 per year
  2. Sales Associate - $22,930 per year

More Information

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

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  • Associate's Degree in Fashion in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fashion in Minnesota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Retail Salespersons 79,350 $22,930 -5.8%
Marketing Managers 5,190 $121,570 8.8%
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 2,950 $62,620 -18.1%
Editors 2,870 $50,350 22.6%
Photographers 1,340 $42,890 -6.9%
Fashion Designers 100 $57,460 -9.1%

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