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Fashion Merchandising Schools In Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, there is only one accredited school where fashion merchandising classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fashion merchandising and fashion merchandising training in Rhode Island, which includes fashion merchandising training at the following levels:


  1. Johnson & Wales University

    8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3703

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Fashion Merchandising Employment

Rhode Island 21,270
National 5,852,730

Approximately 0% of the country's fashion merchandising professionals work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Fashion merchandising professionals In Rhode Island

21,410 22,320 21,980 21,470 21,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fashion merchandising professionals is shrinking in Rhode Island. In Rhode Island, 140 less fashion merchandising professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 1% decline in the field. This is slower than the trend for fashion merchandising professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of fashion merchandising professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Fashion Merchandising VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$53,038 $58,035 $59,198 $61,912 $61,372
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Merchandising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by fashion merchandising professionals is increasing in Rhode Island. Fashion merchandising professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $53,038 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $61,372 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fashion merchandising professionals in Rhode Island

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Thus, fashion merchandising professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Rhode Island, 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 108%

Average Salaries for Fashion merchandising professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

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

In Rhode Island, fashion merchandising professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fashion Merchandising programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


The number of students graduating from the only accredited fashion merchandising school in Rhode Island is decreasing. In 2006 there were 90 fashion merchandising graduates from fashion merchandising courses in Rhode Island and in 2010 there were 69 graduates.

Thus there was a 23% percent decrease in the number of fashion merchandising school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in fashion merchandising.

Fashion Merchandising Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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