FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$30,575

5.56% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$37,959

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.63%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

41.5%

1,503 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,624

89.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

62.1%

803 Graduates

About

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles were Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (186 degrees awarded), Fashion & Apparel Design (9 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (7 degrees).

In 2016, 1,517 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. 90.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 9.82% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (561 degrees), 1.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (318 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is $30,575, which is $16,604 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is $30,575, which is $16,604 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,959.

In 2016, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,575

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was $30,575. The cost of tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is $16,604 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$37,959

2016 Value

4.15%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,959. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles grew by 4.15%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,148

Room and Board

$2,640

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was of $14,148 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,640. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 15.4% with respect to 2015, when 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

7.63%

2015 Default Rate

137

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was 7.63%, which represents 137 out of the 1795 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles received 1,503 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.92% annual growth. Out of those 1,503 applicants, 623 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,624 students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles has an overall enrollment yield of 63.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

623

Accepted Out of 1,503

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was 41.5% (623 admissions from 1,503 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 49.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.92%, while admissions declined by -10.9%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles has a total enrollment of 2,624 students. The full-time enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is 2,349 students and the part-time enrollment is 275. This means that 89.5% of students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.3% White, 20.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Asian, 5.68% Black or African American, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.22% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.61% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.3%) and Asian Female (9.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,624 students. The full-time enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is 2,349 and the part-time enrollment is 275. This means that 89.5% of students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    901

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    542

  3. Asian

    278

The enrolled student population at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is 34.3% White, 20.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Asian, 5.68% Black or African American, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.22% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.61% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 156 students (5.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1219 more women than men received degrees from FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. The majority of degree recipients at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are white (561 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (318 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (186 degrees awarded), followed by Fashion & Apparel Design (9 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (7 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (643 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (72 degrees), and Business (802 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Accountants & auditors (1,076,846 people), Miscellaneous managers (731,811 people), Financial managers (415,753 people), Chief executives & legislators (318,414 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (303,261 people).

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (643 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (72 degrees), and Business (802 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Dental hygienists, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (643 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (72 degrees), and Business (802 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Elementary & secondary schools (614,091 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (522,321 people), Banking & related activities (478,132 people), Computer Systems Design (423,281 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (396,893 people).

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (643 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (72 degrees), and Business (802 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services with 186 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 149

  2. 1,368

In 2016, 149 degrees were awarded to men at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles, which is 0.109 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,368).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 42 degrees were awarded to men at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in Fashion Merchandising, which is 0.0768 times less than the 547 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 547 degrees were awarded to women at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in Fashion Merchandising, which is 13 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 54% of students graduating from FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (67%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is Female and Asian (67% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 11.2% of graduates (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    561 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    318 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    153 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is white (561 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (318 degrees).

5.08% of degree recipients (77 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    530 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    272 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    142 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is white female (530 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (272 degrees).

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Operations

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $909k (N/A%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles had a total expenditure of $109M. Of that $109M, they spent $57.4M on salaries and $109M on benefits.

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are: Office and Administrative Support, with 131 employees, Management, with 56 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$57.4M

Salary Expenditure

$109M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles had a total expenditure of $109M. Of that $109M, they spent $57.4M on salaries and $109M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$57.4M

2015 Salaries

3.85%

decline from 2014

In 2015, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles paid a median of $57.4M in salaries, which represents 52.8% of their overall expenditure ($109M) and a 3.85% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from 2013 and a 0% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.14M

Instructional Salaries

73

Number of Employees

In 2015, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles paid a total of $3.14M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 5.47% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

131 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles were Office and Administrative Support with 131 employees; Management with 56 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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