FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,275
2022 Average Net Price
$42,984
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.07%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
41.7%
1,985 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,814
76.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
75%
255 Graduates

About

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising were Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (204 degrees awarded), Industrial & Product Design (22 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (14 degrees).

In 2022, 777 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. 84.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 15.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (266 degrees), 1.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (176 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is $31,275, which is $16,334 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is $31,275, which is $16,334 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $42,984.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,275
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was $31,275. The cost of tuition at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is $16,334 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$42,984
2022 Value
4.66%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $42,984. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising grew by 4.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,784
Room and Board
$2,501
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was of $17,784 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.26% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,501. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 13.6% with respect to 2021, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.07%
2019 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was 2.07%, which represents 19 out of the 917 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising received 1,985 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 33.2% annual growth. Out of those 1,985 applicants, 828 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,814 students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2022.

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising has an overall enrollment yield of 42.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
828
Accepted Out of 1,985

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was 41.7% (828 admissions from 1,985 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 36%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 33.2%, while admissions grew by 54.5%..

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Enrollment

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising had a total enrollment of 1,814 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is 1,385 students and the part-time enrollment is 429. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.2% White, 26.3% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Asian, 8.43% Black or African American, 1.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.937% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.221% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22.5%) and Asian Female (9.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (20%), followed by Black or African American Female (10%) and Asian Female (5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,814 students. The full-time enrollment at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is 1,385 and the part-time enrollment is 429. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2021 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    530 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    477 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    207 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is 29.2% White, 26.3% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Asian, 8.43% Black or African American, 1.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.937% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.221% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 77 students (4.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 543 more women than men received degrees from FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is white (266 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (176 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (204 degrees awarded), followed by Industrial & Product Design (22 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (14 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (298 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (42 degrees), and Business (437 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are Accountants & auditors (1,028,836 people), Other managers (734,206 people), Financial managers (491,321 people), Chief executives & legislators (380,226 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (283,174 people).

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (298 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (42 degrees), and Business (437 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are Visual & Performing Arts (298 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (42 degrees), and Business (437 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are Elementary & secondary schools (688,189 people), Computer Systems Design (548,797 people), Banking & related activities (486,619 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (446,956 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (414,452 people).

The most specialized majors at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are Visual & Performing Arts (298 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (42 degrees), and Business (437 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 180 degrees awarded
  2. 161 degrees awarded
  3. 55 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was Fashion Merchandising with 180 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

117
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
660
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 117 degrees were awarded to men at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which is 0.177 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (660).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 45 degrees were awarded to men at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Fashion & Apparel Design, which is 0.372 times less than the 121 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 204 degrees were awarded to men at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services, which is 8.5 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.06% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    266 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    176 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is white (266 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (176 degrees).

4.12% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    221 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    152 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is white female (221 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (152 degrees).

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Operations

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising employs 8 Instructors. Most academics at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are Male Instructor (5), and Female Instructor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 48 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$23.3M
2022 Salaries
21.6%
decline from 2021

In 2022, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising paid a median of $23.3M in salaries, a 21.6% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$587k
Instructional Salaries
8
Number of Employees

In 2022, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising paid a total of $587k to 8 employees working as instructors, which represents 2.53% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
8 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was Instructor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 48 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was Male Instructor with 5 employees, and Female Instructor with 3 employees.

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