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Fashion Merchandising Schools In Virginia

Virginia has is only one accredited fashion merchandising school where fashion merchandising faculty who teach fashion merchandising classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fashion merchandising in the state of Virginia, which encompasses fashion merchandising training at the fashion merchandising bachelors degree level.


  1. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Fashion Merchandising Employment

Virginia 168,520
National 5,852,730

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

Employment Growth for Fashion merchandising professionals In Virginia

178,290 181,600 179,790 171,150 168,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, the field of fashion merchandising is shrinking. There were 9,770 less fashion merchandising professionals working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 5% decline in the field. This decline is faster 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 Virginia

$59,775 $60,168 $61,168 $61,548 $63,778
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Merchandising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of fashion merchandising professionals is declining, the salaries earned by fashion merchandising professionals are increasing. In 2006 fashion merchandising professionals made a mean salary of $59,775 per year, and in 2010 they made $63,778 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion merchandising professionals in Virginia

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This represents a growth in salaries of 6%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Virginia, 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 159%

Average Salaries for Fashion merchandising professionals and related professions in Virginia

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

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the only accredited fashion merchandising school in Virginia is decreasing. In 2006, 40 students graduated from fashion merchandising courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 19 students graduated.

Thus there was a 52% percent decrease in the number of fashion merchandising school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising.

Fashion Merchandising Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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