Fashion Merchandising Schools In Tennessee

In Tennessee, there are 4 accredited schools where fashion merchandising classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fashion merchandising and fashion merchandising training in Tennessee, which includes fashion merchandising training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Fashion Merchandising
  • Bachelors degree in Fashion Merchandising


  1. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Lambuth University

    705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. O'More College of Design

    423 S Margin St, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. International Academy of Design and Technology in Nashville

    One Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Fashion Merchandising Employment

Tennessee 118,450
National 5,852,730

Approximately 2% of the country's fashion merchandising professionals work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Fashion merchandising professionals In Tennessee

119,340 121,240 121,760 120,610 118,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, fashion merchandising is a shrinking field. 890 less fashion merchandising professionals were working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 1% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of fashion merchandising professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of fashion merchandising professionals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Fashion Merchandising VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$45,145 $45,918 $46,970 $47,730 $49,400
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Merchandising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Tennessee, as the number of fashion merchandising professionals is declining, the salaries earned by fashion merchandising professionals are increasing. In 2006 fashion merchandising professionals made a mean salary of $45,145 per year, and in 2010 they made $49,400 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion merchandising professionals in Tennessee

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Thus, fashion merchandising professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Tennessee, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion merchandising. The pay differential between the highest paid fashion merchandising professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 185%

Average Salaries for Fashion merchandising professionals and related professions in Tennessee

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

Fashion merchandising professionals in Tennessee earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fashion Merchandising programs available for each degree type for all schools in Tennessee


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited fashion merchandising schools in Tennessee is decreasing. In 2006 there were 55 fashion merchandising graduates from fashion merchandising courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 51 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of fashion merchandising school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 7%. A majority of these graduates, or 80%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising.

Fashion Merchandising Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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