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Fashion Schools In North Carolina

Fashion classes faculty can choose to work at one of 5 accredited fashion schools in North Carolina. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fashion and fashion training in North Carolina, which includes fashion training at the following levels:


  1. The Art Institute of Charlotte

    Three Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217-4536

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  2. Mars Hill College

    100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754

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  3. Meredith College

    3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298

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  4. Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

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

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  5. The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham

    410 Blackwell St, Ste 200, Durham, North Carolina 27701

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Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Fashion Employment

North Carolina 140,110
National 4,625,040

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

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In North Carolina

151,240 155,030 156,940 145,420 140,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, fashion is a shrinking field. There were 11,130 less fashion professionals working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 7% decline in the field. This decline is faster 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 North Carolina

$43,889 $44,932 $49,115 $49,260 $42,490
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In North Carolina, as the number of fashion professionals is declining, the salaries earned by fashion professionals are decreasing. The mean salary for fashion professionals in 2006 was $43,889 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $42,490 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in North Carolina

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This represents a decline in salaries of 3%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 80% 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 North Carolina.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina


As the number of fashion professionals is decreasing in North Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited fashion schools in North Carolina state is increasing. In 2006, 81 students graduated from fashion courses in North Carolina. And in 2010, 100 students graduated.

This represents a 23% increase in the number of fashion degree or certificate school graduates in North Carolina state. Most of these graduates, or 63%, earned an bachelor's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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