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Fashion Design Schools In Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there are 8 accredited schools where fashion design classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion design academic community in Pennsylvania, and the future trends in fashion design training at the following levels:


  1. Albright College

    1621 N. 13th St., Reading, Pennsylvania 19612-5234

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  2. The Art Institute of Philadelphia

    1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-5198

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  3. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

    1837 University Circle, Cheyney, Pennsylvania 19319-0200

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  4. Drexel University

    3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    88 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Harcum College

    750 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-3470

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  6. Lehigh Carbon Community College

    4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598

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  7. Moore College of Art and Design

    20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-1179

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  8. Philadelphia University

    School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497

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Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Fashion Design Employment

Pennsylvania 160
National 15,060

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

Employment Growth for Fashion design professionals In Pennsylvania

360 260 280 220 160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Pennsylvania, the field of fashion design is shrinking. There were 200 less fashion design professionals working in Pennsylvania in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Pennsylvania, this field has shrunk by 56% 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 Pennsylvania

$48,250 $55,330 $50,610 $51,270 $52,790
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of fashion design professionals is declining, the salaries paid to fashion design professionals are increasing in Pennsylvania. Fashion design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $48,250 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,790 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fashion design professionals in Pennsylvania

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90th percentile

This represents a 9% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Pennsylvania state, within the field of fashion design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid fashion design professionals earn 253% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Fashion design professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Graphic Design

In Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania


As the number of fashion design professionals is decreasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited fashion design schools in Pennsylvania state is increasing. In 2006, 177 students graduated from fashion design courses in Pennsylvania. And in 2010, 197 students graduated.

Thus there was a 11% percent increase in the number of fashion design school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania. 60% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in fashion design.

Fashion Design Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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