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Fashion Design Schools In Missouri

There are 7 accredited fashion design schools in Missouri for faculty who teach fashion design classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fashion design in the state of Missouri, which encompasses fashion design training at the following levels:


  1. Fontbonne University

    6800 Wydown Blvd, Saint Louis, Missouri 63105-3098

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Lindenwood University

    209 S Kingshighway, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301-1695

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Missouri-Columbia

    105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211

    90 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley

    3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2429

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Stephens College

    1200 E Broadway, Columbia, Missouri 65215

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Missouri State University

    901 S National, Springfield, Missouri 65897

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Washington University in St Louis

    One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63130-4899

    14 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Fashion Design Employment

Missouri 140
National 15,060

Of all of the fashion design professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Missouri state.

Employment Growth for Fashion design professionals In Missouri

110 80 No data 100 140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Missouri, the field of fashion design is growing. In 2010 there were 30 more fashion design professionals working in Missouri than there were in 2006. Thus, in Missouri, this field has grown by 27% in four years. This is faster 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 Missouri

$67,630 $63,890 No data $40,610 $50,540
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by fashion design professionals is decreasing in Missouri. In 2006 fashion design professionals made a mean salary of $67,630 per year, and in 2010 they made $50,540 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion design professionals in Missouri

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

Thus, there was a 34% decline in fashion design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. There is a 433% 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 Missouri.

Average Salaries for Fashion design professionals and related professions in Missouri

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Graphic Design

In Missouri, 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 Missouri


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited fashion design schools in Missouri is increasing. In Missouri, there were 134 graduates in 2006. And there were 161 graduates from fashion design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 20% percent increase in the number of fashion design school degree or certificate graduates in Missouri. Most of these graduates, or 75%, earned an bachelor's degree in fashion design.

Fashion Design Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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