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Fashion Merchandising Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 8 accredited fashion merchandising schools where fashion merchandising faculty who teach fashion merchandising classes can find employment. The trends in Illinois' fashion merchandising academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in fashion merchandising includes fashion merchandising training at the following levels:


  1. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599

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  2. International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago

    One North State Street - Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-3300

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  3. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  4. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  5. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

    350 N Orleans St, Chicago, Illinois 60654-1593

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  6. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  7. South Suburban College

    15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200

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  8. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Fashion Merchandising Employment

Illinois 236,220
National 5,852,730

Approximately 4% of the country's fashion merchandising professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Fashion merchandising professionals In Illinois

246,130 243,900 251,900 243,620 236,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fashion merchandising professionals is shrinking in Illinois. There were 9,910 less fashion merchandising professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has shrunk by 4% in four years. This decline is slower than the national trend for fashion merchandising professionals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of fashion merchandising professionals working around the nation.

Fashion Merchandising VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$52,338 $54,750 $55,980 $56,005 $55,615
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Merchandising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fashion merchandising professionals are growing in Illinois. Fashion merchandising professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $52,338 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $55,615 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fashion merchandising professionals in Illinois

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This represents a growth in salaries of 6%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Illinois, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion merchandising. The pay differential between the highest paid fashion merchandising professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 175%

Average Salaries for Fashion merchandising professionals and related professions in Illinois

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
International Business
Small Business

In Illinois, fashion merchandising professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fashion Merchandising programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois


As the number of fashion merchandising professionals is decreasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited fashion merchandising schools in Illinois state is decreasing. In Illinois, there were 177 graduates in 2006. And there were 174 graduates from fashion merchandising courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of fashion merchandising school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 2%. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in fashion merchandising.

Fashion Merchandising Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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