Fashion Schools
In Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fashion faculty can choose to work at only one fashion school in Grand Rapids. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion academic community in Grand Rapids, and the future trends. Academia in fashion includes fashion training at the fashion associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Fashion Employment

Grand Rapids 11,360
Michigan 136,010

Of the 136,010 fashion professionals employed in Michigan, 11,360 work in Grand Rapids. There has been a 22% decline in the number of fashion professionals in Grand Rapids between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for fashion professionals in Grand Rapids has decreased, overall employment in Grand Rapids has increased.

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Fashion employment growth

167,050 165,100 157,860 145,020 136,010
14,520 14,700 13,960 12,630 11,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Grand Rapids

Fashion VS. All professions salaries in Grand Rapids

$48,988 $50,478 $51,976 $53,898 $52,434
$38,060 $39,250 $40,460 $40,710 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion in Grand Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Grand Rapids

Salaries for fashion professionals in Grand Rapids have increased. Grand Rapids fashion professionals made $52,434 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for fashion professionals in Grand Rapids was $48,988 per year. The growth in the salary of fashion professionals in Grand Rapids is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Grand Rapids

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Fashion professionals in Grand Rapids earn a median salary of $48,720 per year. The 10% of fashion professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,316 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 164% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Grand Rapids

Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Marketing

Fashion professional salaries in Grand Rapids are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fashion schools in Grand Rapids


There is only one accredited fashion school in the city. Many of Grand Rapids' fashion professionals are graduates of this school.

Fashion Programs Offered In Grand Rapids


There is one degree and certificate program in fashion offered by Grand Rapids' fashion school.

Student Completed Fashion Degrees In Grand Rapids


Approximately 4 students graduated from fashion courses in 2010.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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