Fashion Merchandising Schools
In Columbia, Missouri

The city of Columbia has only one school where fashion merchandising faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fashion merchandising and fashion merchandising education in Columbia, which includes fashion merchandising training at the fashion merchandising bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Missouri Fashion Merchandising Employment

Columbia 3,140
Missouri 109,650

Exactly 3,140 of the 109,650 fashion merchandising professionals employed in Missouri, work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Columbia, there has been a 29% decline in the number of fashion merchandising professionals. As the employment for fashion merchandising professionals in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. Missouri Fashion Merchandising employment growth

116,340 116,060 113,380 110,240 109,650
4,420 4,280 3,870 3,920 3,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Missouri
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Fashion Merchandising VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$36,820 $36,063 $39,040 $38,597 $39,797
$33,560 $35,700 $36,610 $37,570 $36,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Merchandising in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

In Columbia, salaries for fashion merchandising professionals have increased. Columbia fashion merchandising professionals made $39,797 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for fashion merchandising professionals in Columbia was $36,820 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of fashion merchandising professionals in Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Fashion merchandising professionals in Columbia

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Fashion merchandising professionals make a median salary of $35,450 per year in Columbia. The difference in pay between the fashion merchandising professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 149%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $24,703 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $61,620 per year.

Average Salaries for Fashion merchandising professionals and related professions in Columbia

Fashion Merchandising
Business Administration
Small Business
International Business
Business Management
Fashion Marketing

Columbia fashion merchandising professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Fashion Merchandising schools in Columbia


Many of Columbia's fashion merchandising professionals are graduates of the only accredited fashion merchandising school in the city.

Fashion Merchandising Programs Offered In Columbia


There is one degree and certificate program in fashion merchandising offered by Columbia's fashion merchandising school.

Student Completed Fashion Merchandising Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 26 students completed fashion merchandising courses in 2010.

Fashion Merchandising Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Missouri

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