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Fashion Design Schools in California

There are 30 California schools offering fashion design programs. 1,129 students graduated from programs at California fashion design schools in 2010. 603 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 306 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

1,071 students graduate from fashion design programs in California, on average, per year. This accounts for approximately 26% of students who schools in the United States graduate from fashion design programs. Of those, 113 students graduated with certificates in fashion design, 603 with an associate's level degree, 306 with a bachelor's level degree, and 107 with a degree at the master's level.

30 fashion design schools are in California. Out of these, 12 schools are private, while 18 schools are public. Tuition at a private fashion design school varies from $17,000 to $35,222.

Average tuition for programs in fashion design is $25,984. While the lowest tuition in this state is at the International Academy of Design and Technology-Sacramento, the highest tuition for programs in fashion design, which is $35,222 per year, is at the California College of the Arts.

Fashion design schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Fashion Design Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

1,071 students graduate from fashion design programs in California, on average, per year. This accounts for approximately 26% of students who schools in the United States graduate from fashion design programs. Of those, 113 students graduated with certificates in fashion design, 603 with an associate's level degree, 306 with a bachelor's level degree, and 107 with a degree at the master's level.

Fashion Design Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 231
  • Certificate 2007: 139
  • Certificate 2008: 139
  • Certificate 2009: 163
  • Certificate 2010: 113
  • Associate 2006: 576
  • Associate 2007: 634
  • Associate 2008: 610
  • Associate 2009: 648
  • Associate 2010: 603
  • Bachelor 2006: 159
  • Bachelor 2007: 221
  • Bachelor 2008: 217
  • Bachelor 2009: 233
  • Bachelor 2010: 306
  • Master 2006: 33
  • Master 2007: 47
  • Master 2008: 48
  • Master 2009: 69
  • Master 2010: 107

Fashion Design Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 54 programs in fashion design. Of these programs, about 46.3% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Fashion Design Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 20
  • Associate: 25
  • Bachelor: 8
  • Master: 1

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers — Salary by Percentile

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18980
  • 25th Percentile: 29810
  • Median: 40860
  • 75th Percentile: 59990
  • 90th Percentile: 71350

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17500
  • 25th Percentile: 18280
  • Median: 19670
  • 75th Percentile: 26850
  • 90th Percentile: 36310

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32650
  • 25th Percentile: 42680
  • Median: 63740
  • 75th Percentile: 85790
  • 90th Percentile: 125980

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers — Employment Trend

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 46740
  • Median Salary 2007: 49020
  • Median Salary 2008: 50180
  • Median Salary 2009: 45660
  • Median Salary 2010: 40860
  • Total Employed 2006: 2220
  • Total Employed 2007: 2390
  • Total Employed 2008: 2490
  • Total Employed 2009: 2670
  • Total Employed 2010: 2500

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17860
  • Median Salary 2007: 18670
  • Median Salary 2008: 19330
  • Median Salary 2009: 19680
  • Median Salary 2010: 19670
  • Total Employed 2006: 1640
  • Total Employed 2007: 2020
  • Total Employed 2008: 2210
  • Total Employed 2009: 1570
  • Total Employed 2010: 1270

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 57930
  • Median Salary 2007: 60450
  • Median Salary 2008: 64690
  • Median Salary 2009: 69480
  • Median Salary 2010: 63740
  • Total Employed 2006: 3550
  • Total Employed 2007: 4020
  • Total Employed 2008: 3900
  • Total Employed 2009: 4050
  • Total Employed 2010: 3990

California vs National Fashion Design Employment

California vs National Fashion Design Employment

  • Employed in California: 22.545% (7760)

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1. The Art Institute of California - Hollywood

5250 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 299-5100

The Art Institute of California-Hollywood, which is 1.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in North Hollywood, CA. AI-Hollywood offers two fashion design programs. Specifically, it offers one fashion design degree at the associate's level to students and one bachelor's level degree in fashion design. This specialized college is a for-profit 4-year institution.

2. Fashion Careers College

1923 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110-3555
(619) 275-4700x301

Fashion Careers College, which is near the center of the city, is located in San Diego, CA. This school offers two programs in fashion design. Specifically, it offers one certificate in fashion design to students and one degree at the associate's level in fashion design. It is one of 242 vocational schools in California. In terms of programs, this school is the seventh biggest institution in the state of California offering fashion design.

3. The Art Institute of California - Orange County

3601 W Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 830-0200

Founded in 2000, the Art Institute of California-Orange County is a for-profit 4-year institution. AI-Orange County, which is near the center of the city, is located in Santa Ana, CA. This college is one of several campuses. This college offers subjects including pastry arts and culinary arts. AI-Orange County offers two certificates, five associates level degrees, and ten bachelors level degrees to students. 2,135 students pursued degrees from the 14 programs at this college in 2010. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this college. AI is one of 14 art colleges in California.

4. The FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - San Francisco

55 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108-5805
(415) 675-5200

The FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco offers one fashion design program and FIDM is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

5. The Art Institute of California - San Diego

7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108-4423
(866) 275-2422

The Art Institute of California-San Diego offers one program in fashion design and this college is 4.3 miles from the center of the city. It is one of 14 art colleges in California. This college ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

6. The Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
(800) 527-6847

The Otis College of Art and Design offers one fashion design program and it is near Los Angeles, CA. Otis is one of 14 art colleges in California. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering fashion design programs.

7. Santa Ana College

1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
(714) 564-6000

Santa Ana College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1915. This college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Santa Ana, CA. This college is the 13th biggest institution in the state of California. This community college offers 78 certificates and 71 degrees at the associates level to students. 31,377 students sought degrees from the 85 programs at this big college in 2010. It offers subjects such as graphic design and chemistry. This college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

8. West Valley College

14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070-5698
(408) 867-2200

West Valley College offers two programs in fashion design. Out of those, students are offered one fashion design certificate by it and one associate's level degree in fashion design. It is in the suburbs of Saratoga, California. 12,245 students seek degrees in 115 West Valley College programs, overall.

9. The International Academy of Design and Technology - Sacramento

2450 Del Paso Road-St 250
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 285-9468

The International Academy of Design and Technology-Sacramento offers two fashion design programs. Of those, it offers students one associate's level fashion design degree and one bachelor's level fashion design degree. It is located in Sacramento, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 599 students pursue degrees in six IADT- Sacramento programs, overall.

10. Woodbury University

7500 Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91510-7846
(818) 767-0888x220

Woodbury University offers one fashion design program and this school, which is 2.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Burbank, CA. 1,628 students seek degrees in 18 programs at this school, overall. This small school ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

11. The California College of the Arts

5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
(510) 594-3600

The California College of the Arts, which is 2.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Oakland, CA and it offers one program in fashion design. This college is a 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks sixth in the state of California.

12. The FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

919 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1421
(213) 624-1200

The FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is 1.0 miles from the center of the city and this school offers one fashion design program. FIDM is a for-profit 4-year institution.

13. Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 274-2200

Academy of Art University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in San Francisco, CA. This school offers three programs in fashion design. Out of those, it offers one associate's level fashion design degree to students, one bachelor's level fashion design degree, and one degree at the master's level in fashion design. 17,697 students pursue degrees in 36 AAU programs, overall.

14. The Art Institute of California - San Francisco

1170 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102-4908
(415) 865-0198

The Art Institute of California-San Francisco is in the center of San Francisco. This college offers two fashion design programs. Of those, AI offers one associate's level degree in fashion design to students and one fashion design degree at the bachelor's level. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

15. The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire

674 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800
(909) 915-2100

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire is a for-profit 4-year institution, founded in 2006. AI- Inland Empire, which is near the center of the city, is located in San Bernardino, CA. AI is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including fashion design, fashion marketing, and pastry arts. This specialized college offers one certificate, three associates level degrees, and nine bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 1,938 students sought degrees from the 11 programs at AI. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits it. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California.

16. The Virginia Sewing Machines and School Center

1033 S Broadway St
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4001
(213) 747-8292

The Virginia Sewing Machines and School Center offers one fashion design program and this school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Los Angeles, CA. It is a for-profit institution.

17. San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
(619) 388-2604

San Diego Mesa College is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in fashion design. More specifically, students are offered one fashion design certificate by it and one associate's level fashion design degree. 25,972 students pursue degrees in 145 San Diego Mesa College programs, overall. It ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

18. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4181
(213) 763-7000

Los Angeles Trade Technical College offers two programs in fashion design. More specifically, it offers one certificate in fashion design to students and one associate's level degree in fashion design. It is near the heart of downtown. This technical college is one of 22 technical colleges in California. This school is the tenth biggest institution in the state of California offering fashion design in terms of programs.

19. Monterey Peninsula College

980 Fremont St
Monterey, CA 93940-4799
(831) 646-4000

Monterey Peninsula College is in the suburbs of Monterey, California. This college offers two programs in fashion design. Specifically, this college offers one certificate in fashion design to students and one degree at the associate's level in fashion design. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

20. Chaffey College

5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002
(909) 987-1737

Chaffey College is in the suburbs of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This school offers two fashion design programs. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in fashion design and one associate's level degree in fashion design. Overall, 19,469 students pursue degrees in 168 programs at this school.

21. City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112-1898
(415) 239-3000

City College of San Francisco is 3.8 miles from the center of the city. This college offers two fashion design programs. Out of those, this college offers students one certificate in fashion design and one fashion design degree at the associate's level. This college is a public 2-year institution.

22. Ventura College

4667 Telegraph Rd
Ventura, CA 93003-3872
(805) 654-6400

Ventura College offers two programs in fashion design. Of those, it offers one fashion design certificate to students and one associate's level fashion design degree. It is located in the center of Ventura. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

23. Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-5072

Orange Coast College, which is 2.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Costa Mesa, CA. It offers two fashion design programs. Of those, this public college offers one certificate in fashion design to students and one associate's level degree in fashion design. Overall, 24,239 students seek degrees in 167 programs at this college.

24. American River College

4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
(916) 484-8011

American River College offers two programs in fashion design. More specifically, this college offers one fashion design certificate to students and one associate's level degree in fashion design. It is in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. This college is the biggest institution in the state of California offering fashion design.

25. Point Loma Nazarene University

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106-2899
(619) 849-2200

Founded in 1902, Point Loma Nazarene University is a 4-year institution. PLNU, which is 5.5 miles from the center of the city, is in San Diego, CA. PLNU offers subjects including information systems, social work, and biochemistry. Students are offered one certificate, 62 degrees at the bachelors level, and seven masters level degrees by it. In 2010, 3,561 students pursued degrees from the 67 programs at this mid-sized school. This school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

26. Santa Monica College

1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
(310) 434-4000

Santa Monica College is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown. This college offers two fashion design programs. More specifically, it offers students one fashion design certificate and one degree at the associate's level in fashion design. 31,118 students pursue degrees in 84 programs at this college, overall. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in fashion design.

27. Solano Community College

4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA 94534-3197
(707) 864-7000

Solano Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1945. It is located in Fairfield, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers students 71 certificates and 71 degrees at the associates level. 11,801 students sought degrees from the 71 programs at this college in 2010. This college offers subjects such as fashion design and business administration. This college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

28. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College offers two programs in fashion design. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in fashion design by this college and one degree at the associate's level in fashion design. It is near the center of the city. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks sixth in the state of California.

29. Saddleback College

28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3635
(949) 582-4500

Saddleback College is located in the suburbs of Mission Viejo, California. This college offers two fashion design programs. Out of those, this community college offers one fashion design certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in fashion design. Overall, 24,793 students seek degrees in 170 Saddleback College programs.

30. Fullerton College

321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
(714) 992-7000

Fullerton College is located in the center of Fullerton. It offers two programs in fashion design. Of those, students are offered one fashion design certificate by this college and one associate's level fashion design degree. Overall, 22,562 students seek degrees in 159 programs at this college. This college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering fashion design in terms of programs.

31. Palomar College

1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
(760) 744-1150

Palomar College offers two programs in fashion design. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in fashion design by it and one associate's level degree in fashion design. This community college, which is near the heart of downtown, is in San Marcos, CA. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

32. Cuesta College

Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
(805) 546-3100x3946

Founded in 1963, Cuesta College is a public 2-year institution. This school, which is very close to San Luis Obispo, California, is in a rural area. Students are offered 69 certificates and 64 associates level degrees by it. In 2010, 11,335 students pursued degrees from the 69 programs at this school. This school offers subjects such as acting, law enforcement, and history. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this school. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

33. Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789-1399
(909) 594-5611

Mt. San Antonio College is located in the suburbs of Walnut, California. It offers two programs in fashion design. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in fashion design and one associate's level fashion design degree. 29,064 students pursue degrees in 154 Mt. San Antonio College programs, overall. This college ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

34. Canada College

4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94061-1099
(650) 306-3100

Canada College is in the suburbs of Redwood City, California. This college offers two programs in fashion design. More specifically, this college offers students one fashion design certificate and one associate's level degree in fashion design. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

35. Santa Rosa Junior College

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
(707) 527-4011

Santa Rosa Junior College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1918. This college, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Santa Rosa, CA. It offers subjects including construction management and liberal arts. This college offers students 103 certificates and 75 degrees at the associates level. 24,879 students pursued degrees from the 104 programs at this large college in 2010. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

36. The College of the Sequoias

915 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277-2214
(559) 730-3700

The College of the Sequoias offers two fashion design programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in fashion design by this college and one associate's level fashion design degree. This college, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Visalia, CA. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in fashion design.

37. San Joaquin Delta College

5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5151

San Joaquin Delta College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Stockton, CA. It offers two fashion design programs. More specifically, it offers one fashion design certificate to students and one associate's level fashion design degree. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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