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Fashion Schools In Minnesota

Fashion classes faculty can choose to work at one of 5 accredited fashion schools in Minnesota. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fashion in the state of Minnesota, which encompasses fashion training at the following levels:


  1. Alexandria Technical & Community College

    1601 Jefferson Streeet, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. The Art Institutes International Minnesota

    15 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Fashion Employment

Minnesota 91,800
National 4,625,040

Approximately 2% of the country's fashion professionals work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In Minnesota

93,380 91,300 90,670 86,440 91,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, fashion is a shrinking field. 1,580 less fashion professionals were working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 2% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of fashion professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of fashion professionals has shrunk by 6% from 2006 to 2010.

Fashion VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$50,696 $51,480 $51,910 $51,281 $59,637
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by fashion professionals is increasing in Minnesota. In 2006 fashion professionals made a mean salary of $50,696 per year, and in 2010 they made $59,637 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Minnesota

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, fashion professionals' salaries grew by 15% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Minnesota state, within the field of fashion, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid fashion professionals earn 86% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

In Minnesota, fashion professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited fashion schools in Minnesota is increasing. In 2006, 16 students graduated from fashion courses in Minnesota. And in 2010, 28 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of fashion school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota by 75%. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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