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Fashion Design Schools In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has 5 accredited fashion design schools where fashion design faculty who teach fashion design classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fashion design and fashion design training in Massachusetts, which includes fashion design training at the following levels:


  1. Fisher College

    118 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  2. Framingham State University

    100 State Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701-9101

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  3. Lasell College

    1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466

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  4. Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    621 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5882

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  5. Mount Ida College

    777 Dedham Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Fashion Design Employment

Massachusetts 270
National 15,060

Of all of the fashion design professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Fashion design professionals In Massachusetts

660 310 420 320 270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, fashion design is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 390 less fashion design professionals working in Massachusetts than there were in 2006. Thus, in Massachusetts, this field has shrunk by 59% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for fashion design professionals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of fashion design professionals working around the nation.

Fashion Design VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$59,470 $53,010 $50,940 $51,460 $55,240
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Massachusetts, as the number of fashion design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by fashion design professionals are decreasing. Fashion design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $59,470 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $55,240 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fashion design professionals in Massachusetts

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Thus, fashion design professionals' salaries declined by 8% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of Massachusetts, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion design. The pay differential between the highest paid fashion design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 212%

Average Salaries for Fashion design professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Graphic Design

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

Educational Trends

Fashion Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Massachusetts


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited fashion design schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006, 83 students graduated from fashion design courses in Massachusetts. And in 2010, 136 students graduated.

This represents a 64% increase in the number of fashion design degree or certificate school graduates in Massachusetts state. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an bachelor's degree in fashion design.

Fashion Design Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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