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Fashion Schools In Washington State

There are 8 accredited fashion schools in Washington State for faculty who teach fashion classes to choose from. The trends in Washington State's fashion academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in fashion includes fashion training at the following levels:


  1. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

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  2. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  3. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  4. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  5. Seattle Community College-Central Campus

    1701 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

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  6. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  7. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

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  8. International Academy of Design and Technology in Seattle

    645 Andover Park West, Seattle, Washington 98188-0000

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Fashion Employment

Washington State 103,070
National 4,625,040

Of all of the fashion professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In Washington State

93,750 92,440 96,310 96,190 103,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, fashion is a growing field. In Washington State, 9,320 more fashion professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fashion has grown by 10% in Washington State. This growth is faster 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 Washington State

$49,316 $50,290 $54,091 $54,409 $57,256
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fashion professionals are growing in Washington State. In 2006 fashion professionals made a mean salary of $49,316 per year, and in 2010 they made $57,256 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Washington State

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This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Washington State, 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 111%

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Washington State

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

Fashion professionals in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fashion programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


As the number of fashion professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited fashion schools in Washington State state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 144 fashion graduates from fashion courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 135 graduates.

Thus there was a 6% percent decrease in the number of fashion school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. 46% of these graduates received an associate's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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