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Fashion Schools In Kentucky

In Kentucky, there is only one accredited school where fashion classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fashion and fashion training in Kentucky, which includes fashion training at the fashion bachelors degree level.


  1. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

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Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Fashion Employment

Kentucky 59,960
National 4,625,040

Of all of the fashion professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In Kentucky

63,910 61,370 61,650 57,790 59,960
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, the field of fashion is shrinking. In 2010 there were 3,950 less fashion professionals working in Kentucky than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of fashion professionals has shrunk by 6%. This decline is slower than the national trend for fashion professionals which shows a 6% decrease in the number of fashion professionals working around the nation.

Fashion VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$43,292 $38,121 $43,462 $37,617 $43,917
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Kentucky, as the number of fashion professionals is declining, the salaries earned by fashion professionals are increasing. The mean salary for fashion professionals in 2006 was $43,292 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $43,917 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Kentucky

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 1%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 189% pay differential between the highest paid fashion professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion in Kentucky.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

In Kentucky, fashion professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fashion programs available for each degree type for all schools in Kentucky


As the number of fashion professionals is decreasing in Kentucky state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited fashion school in Kentucky state is decreasing. In 2006, 13 students graduated from fashion courses in Kentucky. And in 2010, 11 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of fashion school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky by 15%. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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