Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Fashion Merchandising and the types of students that study this field. Fashion Institute of Technology awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego and Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Fashion Merchandising. Tuition costs for Fashion Merchandising majors are, on average, $7,688 for in-state public colleges, and $30,396 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Fashion Merchandising programs are Private for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.
Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Business in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Business is 43.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Business degrees, and White students earn the majority (2,523) of the degrees.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Fashion Merchandising field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fashion Merchandising majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Fashion Merchandising majors need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Management of Financial Resources, and Persuasion.
These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Fashion Merchandising majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Negotiation is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Persuasion, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.