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Fashion Design Schools In Minnesota

There are 4 accredited fashion design schools in Minnesota for faculty who teach fashion design classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion design academic community in Minnesota, and the future trends in fashion design training at the following levels:


  1. Concordia College at Moorhead

    901 S 8th St, Moorhead, Minnesota 56562

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

    1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Fashion Design Employment

Minnesota 100
National 15,060

Approximately 1% of the country's fashion design professionals work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Fashion design professionals In Minnesota

100 110 100 70 100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, fashion design is a shrinking field. So, in four years, the number of fashion design professionals has shrunk by 0%. This is slower than the trend for fashion design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of fashion design professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Fashion Design VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$55,250 $57,170 $51,250 $51,150 $57,460
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fashion design professionals are growing in Minnesota. In 2006 fashion design professionals made a mean salary of $55,250 per year, and in 2010 they made $57,460 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion design professionals in Minnesota

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

Thus, there was a 4% growth in fashion design professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 240% pay differential between the highest paid fashion design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion design in Minnesota.

Average Salaries for Fashion design professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Graphic Design

In Minnesota, fashion design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of fashion design professionals is decreasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited fashion design schools in Minnesota state is increasing. In Minnesota, there were 34 graduates in 2006. And there were 50 graduates from fashion design courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of fashion design school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota by 47%. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an bachelor's degree in fashion design.

Fashion Design Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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