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Fashion Design Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there are 4 accredited schools where fashion design classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fashion design in the state of Virginia, which encompasses fashion design training at the fashion design bachelors degree level.


  1. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

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

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Fashion Design Employment

Virginia 40
National 15,060

Of all of the fashion design professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Virginia.

Employment Growth for Fashion design professionals In Virginia

50 40 50 50 40
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fashion design professionals is shrinking in Virginia. There were 10 less fashion design professionals working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Virginia, this field has shrunk by 20% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of fashion design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of fashion design professionals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Fashion Design VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$54,150 $50,400 $45,640 $41,940 $43,570
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of fashion design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by fashion design professionals are decreasing. The mean salary for fashion design professionals in 2006 was $54,150 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $43,570 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion design professionals in Virginia

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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Thus, fashion design professionals' salaries declined by 24% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of fashion design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid fashion design professionals earning 104% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Fashion design professionals and related professions in Virginia

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Graphic Design

In Virginia, 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 Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited fashion design schools in Virginia is increasing. In Virginia, there were 99 graduates in 2006. And there were 108 graduates from fashion design courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of fashion design school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 9%. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in fashion design.

Fashion Design Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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