Fashion Schools In California

There are 40 accredited fashion schools in California for faculty who teach fashion classes to choose from. The trends in California's fashion academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in fashion includes fashion training at the following levels:

  • Fashion Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fashion
  • Bachelors degree in Fashion
  • Masters degree in Fashion


Schools

  1. Academy of Art University

    79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105

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  2. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  3. California College of the Arts

    5212 Broadway, Oakland, California 94618-1487

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  4. Canada College

    4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, California 94061-1099

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  5. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  6. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  7. Cuesta College

    Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106

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  8. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

    919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90015-1421

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  9. Fashion Careers College

    1923 Morena Blvd, San Diego, California 92110-3555

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  10. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

    55 Stockton St, San Francisco, California 94108-5805

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  11. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  12. The Art Institute of California-San Diego

    7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108-4423

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  13. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  14. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015-4181

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  15. The Art Institute of California-San Francisco

    1170 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102-4908

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  16. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  17. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  18. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  19. Otis College of Art and Design

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045-3505

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  20. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  21. Point Loma Nazarene University

    3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899

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  22. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  23. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  24. San Diego Mesa College

    7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

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  25. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

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  26. Santa Monica College

    1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628

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  27. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  28. College of the Sequoias

    915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214

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  29. Solano Community College

    4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197

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  30. Ventura College

    4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, California 93003-3872

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  31. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  32. Woodbury University

    7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, California 91510-7846

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  33. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego

    350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor, San Diego, California 92101-4903

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  34. The Art Institute of California-Hollywood

    5250 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91601

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  35. Virginia Sewing Machines and School Center

    1033 S Broadway St, Los Angeles, California 90015-4001

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  36. The Art Institute of California-Orange County

    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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  37. The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire

    674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, California 92408-2800

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  38. International Academy of Design and Technology in Sacramento

    2450 Del Paso Road-St 250, Sacramento, California 95834

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  39. The Art Institute of California_??_??_Sunnyvale

    1120 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, California 94086

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Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Fashion Employment

California 497,110
National 4,625,040

Of all of the fashion professionals that work in the US, approximately 11% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In California

558,370 568,650 565,820 526,700 497,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fashion professionals is shrinking in California. In 2010 there were 61,260 less fashion professionals working in California than there were in 2006. Thus, in California, this field has shrunk by 11% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of fashion professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of fashion professionals has shrunk by 6% from 2006 to 2010.

Fashion VS. All Professions salaries in California

$53,792 $50,564 $56,104 $57,402 $58,177
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of fashion professionals is declining, the salaries paid to fashion professionals are increasing in California. The mean salary for fashion professionals in 2006 was $53,792 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $58,177 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in California

10th percentile
$29,818
25th percentile
$38,324
50th percentile
$51,468
75th percentile
$56,615
90th percentile
$62,277

This represents a 8% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of California, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion. The pay differential between the highest paid fashion professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 127%

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in California

Art
$72,362
Fashion
$58,177
Fashion Design
$72,500
Fashion Marketing
$84,310
Fashion Merchandising
$63,648

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

Educational Trends

Fashion programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
35
bachelor
21
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
33
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The number of students graduating from the 40 accredited fashion schools in California is increasing. In California, there were 1,898 graduates in 2006. And there were 2,288 graduates from fashion courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 21% percent increase in the number of fashion school degree or certificate graduates in California. A majority of these graduates, or 39%, graduated with a associate's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in California

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