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Fashion Merchandising Schools In Minnesota

There are 3 accredited fashion merchandising schools in Minnesota for faculty who teach fashion merchandising classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion merchandising academic community in Minnesota, and the future trends in fashion merchandising training at the following levels:


  1. Alexandria Technical & Community College

    1601 Jefferson Streeet, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

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  2. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Fashion Merchandising Employment

Minnesota 110,990
National 5,852,730

Of all of the fashion merchandising professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Minnesota.

Employment Growth for Fashion merchandising professionals In Minnesota

115,100 112,740 111,820 107,390 110,990
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fashion merchandising professionals is shrinking in Minnesota. In 2010 there were 4,110 less fashion merchandising professionals working in Minnesota than there were in 2006. This represents a 4% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of fashion merchandising professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of fashion merchandising professionals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Fashion Merchandising VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$54,713 $56,823 $58,272 $58,838 $59,875
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Merchandising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fashion merchandising professionals are growing in Minnesota. In 2006 fashion merchandising professionals made a mean salary of $54,713 per year, and in 2010 they made $59,875 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion merchandising professionals in Minnesota

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Minnesota, 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 127%

Average Salaries for Fashion merchandising professionals and related professions in Minnesota

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

In Minnesota, 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 Minnesota


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited fashion merchandising schools in Minnesota is decreasing. In 2006 there were 15 fashion merchandising graduates from fashion merchandising courses in Minnesota and in 2010 there were 13 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of fashion merchandising school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota by 13%. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with a associate's degree in fashion merchandising.

Fashion Merchandising Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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