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Fashion Schools In Ohio

In Ohio, there are 13 accredited schools where fashion classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion academic community in Ohio, and the future trends in fashion training at the following levels:


  1. University of Akron Main Campus

    302 Buchtel Common, Akron, Ohio 44325-4702

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Ashland University

    401 College Ave, Ashland, Ohio 44805

    190 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Bluffton University

    1 University Drive, Bluffton, Ohio 45817-2104

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

    220 McFall Ctr, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

    2624 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0063

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Columbus College of Art and Design

    60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Davis College in Toledo

    4747 Monroe St, Toledo, Ohio 43623

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Kent State University at Kent

    Kent, Ohio 44242-0001

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Stark State College of Technology

    6200 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Ursuline College

    2550 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Virginia Marti College of Art and Design

    11724 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. Youngstown State University

    One University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati

    8845 Governor's HIll Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Ohio Vs. National Fashion Employment

Ohio 159,330
National 4,625,040

Approximately 3% of the country's fashion professionals work in Ohio state.

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In Ohio

173,040 172,530 163,350 161,390 159,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Ohio, fashion is a shrinking field. In Ohio, 13,710 less fashion professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fashion has shrunk by 8% in Ohio. 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 Ohio

$42,310 $40,993 $44,841 $45,412 $45,698
$44,230 $45,388 $47,259 $48,341 $48,873
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fashion professionals are growing in Ohio. The mean salary for fashion professionals in 2006 was $42,310 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $45,698 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Ohio

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

Thus, there was a 7% growth in fashion professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 89% 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 Ohio.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Ohio

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

In Ohio, fashion professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of fashion professionals is decreasing in Ohio state, the number of students graduating from the 13 accredited fashion schools in Ohio state is increasing. In 2006, 304 students graduated from fashion courses in Ohio. And in 2010, 425 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of fashion school degree or certificate graduates in Ohio by 40%. A majority of these graduates, or 61%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Ohio

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