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Fashion Merchandising Schools In North Carolina

Fashion Merchandising classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited fashion merchandising schools in North Carolina. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion merchandising academic community in North Carolina, and the future trends in fashion merchandising training at the following levels:


  1. Mars Hill College

    100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754

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  2. Meredith College

    3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

    Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

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Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Fashion Merchandising Employment

North Carolina 170,460
National 5,852,730

Of all of the fashion merchandising professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Fashion merchandising professionals In North Carolina

177,920 184,710 187,360 175,720 170,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, fashion merchandising is a shrinking field. There were 7,460 less fashion merchandising professionals working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fashion merchandising has shrunk by 4% in North Carolina. 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 North Carolina

$49,143 $50,923 $52,835 $53,992 $56,392
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Merchandising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by fashion merchandising professionals is increasing in North Carolina. In 2006 fashion merchandising professionals made a mean salary of $49,143 per year, and in 2010 they made $56,392 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion merchandising professionals in North Carolina

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25th percentile
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This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In North Carolina state, within the field of fashion merchandising, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid fashion merchandising professionals earn 146% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

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

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

Fashion merchandising professionals in North Carolina earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited fashion merchandising schools in North Carolina is decreasing. In North Carolina, there were 43 graduates in 2006. And there were 37 graduates from fashion merchandising courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 14% percent decrease in the number of fashion merchandising school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising.

Fashion Merchandising Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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