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Fashion Design Schools In North Carolina

Fashion Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 5 accredited fashion design schools in North Carolina. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fashion design in the state of North Carolina, which encompasses fashion design training at the following levels:


  1. Appalachian State University

    Boone, North Carolina 28608

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. East Carolina University

    East 5th Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Meredith College

    3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    1000 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170

    190 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. North Carolina Central University

    1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Fashion Design Employment

North Carolina 140
National 15,060

Of all of the fashion design professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of North Carolina.

Employment Growth for Fashion design professionals In North Carolina

200 180 180 170 140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fashion design professionals is shrinking in North Carolina. There were 60 less fashion design professionals working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of fashion design professionals has shrunk by 30%. 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 North Carolina

$59,350 $57,180 $58,130 $60,180 $97,523
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by fashion design professionals is decreasing in North Carolina.

Salary percentiles for Fashion design professionals in North Carolina

No data at this time.

This represents a decline in salaries of 100%. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline.

Average Salaries for Fashion design professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Graphic Design

In North Carolina, fashion design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fashion Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited fashion design schools in North Carolina is increasing. In 2006, 106 students graduated from fashion design courses in North Carolina. And in 2010, 112 students graduated.

Thus there was a 6% percent increase in the number of fashion design school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina. A majority of these graduates, or 71%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in fashion design.

Fashion Design Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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