FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

Add Comparison
2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,362
0.71% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$41,020
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.11%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
36.2%
1,849 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,227
90.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
66%
649 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 (171 degrees awarded), Industrial & Product Design (34 degrees), and Apparel & Textile Manufacture (17 degrees).

In 2019, 1,137 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. 87.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 12.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (387 degrees), 1.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (248 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is $31,362, which is $16,862 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is $31,362, which is $16,862 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $41,020.

In 2019, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,362
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was $31,362. The cost of tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is $16,862 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

This chart compares the tuition costs of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$41,020
2019 Value
0.977%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $41,020. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles grew by 0.977%.

This chart compares the average net price of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$14,140
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 $14,140 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,501. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.68% during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.77% with respect to 2018, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.
5.11%
2017 Default Rate
64
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was 5.11%, which represents 64 out of the 1253 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Admissions

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles received 1,849 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 34.9% annual growth. Out of those 1,849 applicants, 670 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,227 students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in 2019, 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 63.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
670
Accepted Out of 1,849

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was 36.2% (670 admissions from 1,849 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 51.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 34.9%, while admissions declined by −5.9%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles has a total enrollment of 2,227 students. The full-time enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is 2,015 students and the part-time enrollment is 212. This means that 90.5% 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 32.3% White, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Asian, 7.05% Black or African American, 0.898% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.853% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.808% 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 (27.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.9%) and Asian Female (8.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.4%), followed by White Female (16.1%) and Asian Female (6.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,227 students. The full-time enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is 2,015 and the part-time enrollment is 212. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

90%
2019 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 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles had a retention rate higher than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    720
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    482
  3. Asian
    235

The enrolled student population at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is 32.3% White, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Asian, 7.05% Black or African American, 0.898% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.853% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.808% 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 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% 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, 123 students (5.52%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2019, 861 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 (387 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (248 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 (171 degrees awarded), followed by Industrial & Product Design (34 degrees) and Apparel & Textile Manufacture (17 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 (477 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (89 degrees), and Business (571 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 (984,185 people), Other managers (726,730 people), Financial managers (491,815 people), Chief executives & legislators (376,767 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (286,409 people).

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (477 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (89 degrees), and Business (571 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (477 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (89 degrees), and Business (571 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 (673,735 people), Computer Systems Design (499,409 people), Banking & related activities (485,633 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (435,681 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (399,988 people).

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Visual & Performing Arts (477 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (89 degrees), and Business (571 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.
Most Common
  1. 171 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services with 171 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

138
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
999
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 138 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 (999).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 32 degrees were awarded to men at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in Fashion Merchandising, which is 0.114 times less than the 280 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 280 degrees were awarded to women at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles in Fashion Merchandising, which is 8.75 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (74.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is Female and Asian (74.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 7.09% of graduates (46 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    387 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    248 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is white (387 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (248 degrees).

8.71% of degree recipients (99 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    341 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    212 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is white female (341 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (212 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $801k (NaNk%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles had a total salary expenditure of $77.9M. FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles employs 23 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles are Female Instructors (15), Male Instructors(8), 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 71 employees, Management, with 54 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 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 $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2019, 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$37.7M
2019 Salaries
8.26%
decline from 2018

In 2019, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles paid a median of $37.7M in salaries, which represents 48.4% of their overall expenditure ($77.9M) and a 8.26% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 14.7% decline from 2017 and a 11.3% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$1.1M
Instructional Salaries
23
Number of Employees

In 2019, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles paid a total of $1.1M to 23 employees working as instructors, which represents 2.93% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
71 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles were Instructor with 23 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles were Office and Administrative Support with 71 employees; Management with 54 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 20 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles was Female Instructor with 15 employees, Male Instructor with 8 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart