Fashion Schools In Wisconsin

There are 4 accredited fashion schools in Wisconsin for faculty who teach fashion classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fashion in the state of Wisconsin, which encompasses fashion training at the following levels:

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


  1. Madison Area Technical College

    3550 Anderson St, Madison, Wisconsin 53704

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  2. Milwaukee Area Technical College

    700 W State St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233-1443

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  3. Mount Mary College

    2900 N. Menomonee River Pky, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53222-4597

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  4. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

    2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307-9042

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Professional Trends

Wisconsin Vs. National Fashion Employment

Wisconsin 84,200
National 4,625,040

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

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In Wisconsin

90,190 95,620 95,060 86,660 84,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fashion is a shrinking field in Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, 5,990 less fashion professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Wisconsin, this field has shrunk by 7% 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 Wisconsin

$40,084 $44,579 $44,986 $50,925 $51,230
$43,308 $43,685 $45,556 $47,117 $48,374
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fashion professionals are growing in Wisconsin. In 2006 fashion professionals made a mean salary of $40,084 per year, and in 2010 they made $51,230 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Wisconsin

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

This represents a growth in salaries of 22%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 125% 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 Wisconsin.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Wisconsin

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

In Wisconsin, fashion professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of fashion professionals is decreasing in Wisconsin state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited fashion schools in Wisconsin state is increasing. In Wisconsin, there were 38 graduates in 2006. And there were 39 graduates from fashion courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of fashion school degree or certificate graduates in Wisconsin by 3%. A majority of these graduates, or 43%, graduated with a associate's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Wisconsin

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