FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Rankings Based on Salary

  • FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising ranks better than only 33% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising ranks better than only 23% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's Top Ranking

Salary and Debt by Major at FIDM

We calculated a salary score for each of FIDM's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at FIDM to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for FIDM Associate Degrees

FIDM ranks higher than 61% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Apparel and Textiles 24% $14,167 $23,840 24%
Design and Applied Arts 55% $12,000 $26,373 55%
Marketing 86% $17,500 $36,848 86%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 69% $12,041 $31,508 69%

Salary Scores for FIDM Bachelor's Degrees

FIDM ranks higher than 33% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Apparel and Textiles 22% $31,000 $32,382 22%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 37% $27,499 $40,372 37%
Design and Applied Arts 5% $29,255 $21,850 5%
Marketing 76% Not Reported $47,260 76%

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Amanda 7/5/2019

I went in with an opened mind and I think I got out of it somewhat of a good. Experience? The teachers are actually industry professionals. In meaning they really teach and act like the class is a job. So the criticism is good and tough. I liked that because it makes you dig deeper into a better designer. Its one building with all the classes. So it feels like a you're at a job. You get how much you put in. My professors really graded so the work can be better. In all I liked it but it was too much for the... Read More

Jojo 8/15/2018

The teachers are knowledgeable and the coursework is challenging, but did it help me get a job in the field? No. The school itself is great, the campus is beautiful, the student life is enjoyable and I don't think FIDM is to blame for an industry that is incredibly competitive. The fashion industry in America is mainly located in Los Angeles and New York and with thousand of students graduating from FIDM and Parsons the relatively few Fashion Design positions are flooded with applicants. Even the highest scoring... Read More