Fashion Design Schools In Washington State

There are 5 accredited fashion design schools in Washington State for faculty who teach fashion design classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fashion design and fashion design training in Washington State, which includes fashion design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Fashion Design
  • Bachelors degree in Fashion Design
  • Masters degree in Fashion Design


Schools

  1. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Seattle Community College-Central Campus

    1701 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. International Academy of Design and Technology in Seattle

    645 Andover Park West, Seattle, Washington 98188-0000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Fashion Design Employment

Washington State 210
National 15,060

Of all of the fashion design professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Fashion design professionals In Washington State

180 190 120 250 210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, fashion design is a growing field. There were 30 more fashion design professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fashion design has grown by 17% in Washington State. This growth is faster than the national trend for fashion design professionals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of fashion design professionals working around the nation.

Fashion Design VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$56,930 $65,470 $70,130 $70,520 $69,700
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fashion design professionals are growing in Washington State. Fashion design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $56,930 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $69,700 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fashion design professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$30,120
25th percentile
$42,720
50th percentile
$62,930
75th percentile
$89,010
90th percentile
$117,150

Thus, fashion design professionals' salaries grew by 18% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 289% pay differential between the highest paid fashion design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion design in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Fashion design professionals and related professions in Washington State

Art
$55,388
Design
$56,206
Fashion Design
$69,700
Fashion Marketing
$78,645
Fashion Merchandising
$61,125
Graphic Design
$50,080

In Washington State, fashion design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fashion Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
3
bachelor
4
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total8

As the number of fashion design professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited fashion design schools in Washington State state is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 174 graduates in 2006. And there were 162 graduates from fashion design courses in 2010.

This represents a 7% decrease in the number of fashion design degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in fashion design.

Fashion Design Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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