Fashion Schools In Tennessee

There are 5 accredited fashion schools in Tennessee for faculty who teach fashion classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion academic community in Tennessee, and the future trends in fashion training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Fashion
  • Bachelors degree in Fashion


  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
  5. The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville

    100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3439

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Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Fashion Employment

Tennessee 88,540
National 4,625,040

Of all of the fashion professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In Tennessee

92,450 93,600 92,030 91,130 88,540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fashion professionals is shrinking in Tennessee. In Tennessee, 3,910 less fashion professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Tennessee, this field has shrunk by 4% in four years. This decline is slower 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 Tennessee

$40,819 $38,741 $39,151 $45,026 $45,002
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fashion professionals are growing in Tennessee. The mean salary for fashion professionals in 2006 was $40,819 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $45,002 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 210% pay differential between the highest paid fashion professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion in Tennessee.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

In Tennessee, fashion professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited fashion schools in Tennessee is decreasing. In 2006, 55 students graduated from fashion courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 51 students graduated.

This represents a 7% decrease in the number of fashion degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. 83% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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