FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,275
0.277% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$41,766
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.67%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
38.6%
1,615 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,886
85% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
71.9%
517 Graduates

About

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles were Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (195 degrees awarded), Industrial & Product Design (31 degrees), and Apparel & Textile Manufacture (11 degrees).

In 2020, 1,045 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. 87.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 12.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (341 degrees), 1.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (229 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is $31,275, which is $16,875 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is $31,275, which is $16,875 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $41,766.

In 2020, 53% of undergraduate students attending FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,275
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was $31,275. The cost of tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is $16,875 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$41,766
2020 Value
1.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $41,766. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles grew by 1.82%.

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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

$15,084
Room and Board
$2,501
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was of $15,084 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,501. The cost of room and board increased by 6.68% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.16% with respect to 2019, when 49% 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.
6.67%
2018 Default Rate
69
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was 6.67%, which represents 69 out of the 1034 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles received 1,615 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12.7% annual decline. Out of those 1,615 applicants, 624 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 38.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,886 students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in 2020, 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 54.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

38.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
624
Accepted Out of 1,615

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was 38.6% (624 admissions from 1,615 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 36.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −12.7%, while admissions declined by −6.87%.

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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 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles has a total enrollment of 1,886 students. The full-time enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is 1,603 students and the part-time enrollment is 283. This means that 85% 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 32.2% White, 23% Hispanic or Latino, 11.2% Asian, 8.54% Black or African American, 1.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.583% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.7%) and Asian Female (9.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (26.1%), followed by White Female (17.4%) and Black or African American Female (8.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,886 students. The full-time enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is 1,603 and the part-time enrollment is 283. This means that 85% of students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2020 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 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), 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
    608
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    434
  3. Asian
    212

The enrolled student population at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is 32.2% White, 23% Hispanic or Latino, 11.2% Asian, 8.54% Black or African American, 1.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.583% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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, 100 students (5.3%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 791 more women than men received degrees from FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is white (341 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (229 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 (195 degrees awarded), followed by Industrial & Product Design (31 degrees) and Apparel & Textile Manufacture (11 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 (403 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (85 degrees), and Business (557 degrees).

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 (1,031,477 people), Other managers (659,241 people), Financial managers (444,224 people), Chief executives & legislators (343,724 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (291,220 people).

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (403 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (85 degrees), and Business (557 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 Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (403 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (85 degrees), and Business (557 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 (634,878 people), Banking & related activities (476,724 people), Computer Systems Design (458,904 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (415,461 people), and Insurance carriers (399,989 people).

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (403 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (85 degrees), and Business (557 degrees).

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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.
Most Common
  1. 195 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 31 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services with 195 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

127
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
918
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 127 degrees were awarded to men at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles, which is 0.138 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (918).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 40 degrees were awarded to men at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in Fashion Merchandising, which is 0.146 times less than the 274 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 274 degrees were awarded to women at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in Fashion Merchandising, which is 6.85 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 7.16% of graduates (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    341 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    229 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    116 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is white (341 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (229 degrees).

6.41% of degree recipients (67 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    299 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    199 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is white female (299 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (199 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.32M (NaNM%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles had a total salary expenditure of $77.8M. FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles employs 16 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Male Instructors (10), Female Instructors(6), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are: Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, Management, with 45 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 23 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, 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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Salary Expenditure

$38.5M
2020 Salaries
2.14%
growth from 2019

In 2020, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles paid a median of $38.5M in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($77.8M) and a 2.14% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.26% decline from 2018 and a 14.7% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$799k
Instructional Salaries
16
Number of Employees

In 2020, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles paid a total of $799k to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 2.08% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles were Instructor with 16 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles were Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees; Management with 45 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was Male Instructor with 10 employees, and Female Instructor with 6 employees.

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