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Fashion Schools In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has 15 accredited fashion schools where fashion faculty who teach fashion classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion academic community in Pennsylvania, and the future trends in fashion training at the following levels:


  1. Albright College

    1621 N. 13th St., Reading, Pennsylvania 19612-5234

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  2. The Art Institutes of York-PA

    1409 Williams Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17402-9012

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  3. The Art Institute of Philadelphia

    1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-5198

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  4. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1328

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  5. Drexel University

    3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    88 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Harcum College

    750 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-3470

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  7. Kaplan Career Institute-ICM Campus

    10-14 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

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  8. Immaculata University

    1145 King Rd, Immaculata, Pennsylvania 19345-0702

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

    1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1098

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  10. Lehigh Carbon Community College

    4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598

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  11. Mercyhurst College

    501 E 38th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16546

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  12. Moore College of Art and Design

    20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-1179

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  13. Pace Institute

    606 Court St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601-3542

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  14. Philadelphia University

    School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497

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  15. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division

    1400 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-4332

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Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Fashion Employment

Pennsylvania 204,970
National 4,625,040

Of all of the fashion professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Pennsylvania.

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In Pennsylvania

214,280 219,240 225,290 216,060 204,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fashion is a shrinking field in Pennsylvania. In 2010 there were 9,310 less fashion professionals working in Pennsylvania than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of fashion professionals has shrunk by 4%. 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 Pennsylvania

$44,646 $47,330 $49,218 $50,960 $52,125
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fashion professionals are growing in Pennsylvania. The mean salary for fashion professionals in 2006 was $44,646 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $52,125 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Pennsylvania

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Thus, there was a 14% growth in fashion professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Pennsylvania, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion. The pay differential between the highest paid fashion professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 109%

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

In Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania


As the number of fashion professionals is decreasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 15 accredited fashion schools in Pennsylvania state is increasing. In 2006 there were 441 fashion graduates from fashion courses in Pennsylvania and in 2010 there were 610 graduates.

This represents a 38% increase in the number of fashion degree or certificate school graduates in Pennsylvania state. 59% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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