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Fashion Schools in California

There are 33 schools in the state of California offering fashion programs. 2,288 students graduated from programs at California fashion schools in 2010. 1,639 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 419 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 2,180 students graduate from fashion programs in this state every year. This accounts for close to 21% of students who US schools graduate from fashion programs. More specifically, 123 students graduated with certificates in fashion, 1,639 with a degree at the associate's level, 419 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 107 with a master's level degree.

33 fashion schools are in this western state. Out of these, 18 schools are public, while 15 schools are private. Tuition at a private fashion school varies from $14,447 to $35,222.

Average tuition for fashion programs is $25,125. The highest tuition for fashion programs, which is $35,222 every year, is at the California College of the Arts, while the lowest tuition in this state is at Westwood College-Los Angeles.

California fashion schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Fashion Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 2,180 students graduate from fashion programs in this state every year. This accounts for close to 21% of students who US schools graduate from fashion programs. More specifically, 123 students graduated with certificates in fashion, 1,639 with a degree at the associate's level, 419 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 107 with a master's level degree.

Fashion Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 237
  • Certificate 2007: 143
  • Certificate 2008: 161
  • Certificate 2009: 175
  • Certificate 2010: 123
  • Associate 2006: 1344
  • Associate 2007: 1421
  • Associate 2008: 1596
  • Associate 2009: 1813
  • Associate 2010: 1639
  • Bachelor 2006: 168
  • Bachelor 2007: 244
  • Bachelor 2008: 267
  • Bachelor 2009: 342
  • Bachelor 2010: 419
  • Master 2006: 33
  • Master 2007: 47
  • Master 2008: 48
  • Master 2009: 69
  • Master 2010: 107

Fashion Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 68 fashion programs. Of these programs, approximately 45.6% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Fashion Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 21
  • Associate: 31
  • Bachelor: 15
  • Master: 1

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products — Salary by Percentile

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31160
  • 25th Percentile: 38270
  • Median: 49790
  • 75th Percentile: 66730
  • 90th Percentile: 87550

Sewers, Hand — Salary by Percentile

Sewers, Hand — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17500
  • 25th Percentile: 18300
  • Median: 19850
  • 75th Percentile: 25990
  • 90th Percentile: 36820

Models — Salary by Percentile

Models — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28390
  • 25th Percentile: 37360
  • Median: 45980
  • 75th Percentile: 57860
  • 90th Percentile: 73540

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers — Salary by Percentile

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18790
  • 25th Percentile: 21790
  • Median: 28790
  • 75th Percentile: 38580
  • 90th Percentile: 48420

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

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products — Employment Trend

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 46550
  • Median Salary 2007: 48630
  • Median Salary 2008: 49660
  • Median Salary 2009: 48960
  • Median Salary 2010: 49790
  • Total Employed 2006: 18830
  • Total Employed 2007: 18670
  • Total Employed 2008: 18360
  • Total Employed 2009: 15430
  • Total Employed 2010: 14120

Sewers, Hand — Employment Trend

Sewers, Hand — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 19900
  • Median Salary 2007: 19800
  • Median Salary 2008: 19300
  • Median Salary 2009: 19610
  • Median Salary 2010: 19850
  • Total Employed 2006: 1300
  • Total Employed 2007: 950
  • Total Employed 2008: 1100
  • Total Employed 2009: 1020
  • Total Employed 2010: 1480

Models — Employment Trend

Models — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37180
  • Median Salary 2007: 36320
  • Median Salary 2008: 35460
  • Median Salary 2009: 34600
  • Median Salary 2010: 45980
  • Total Employed 2006: 80
  • Total Employed 2007: 180
  • Total Employed 2008: 220
  • Total Employed 2009: 300
  • Total Employed 2010: 150

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers — Employment Trend

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 24920
  • Median Salary 2007: 24690
  • Median Salary 2008: 26060
  • Median Salary 2009: 28520
  • Median Salary 2010: 28790
  • Total Employed 2006: 3550
  • Total Employed 2007: 4390
  • Total Employed 2008: 4220
  • Total Employed 2009: 3480
  • Total Employed 2010: 3160

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 Employment

California vs National Fashion Employment

  • Employed in California: 14.249% (24170)

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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 in North Hollywood, CA. AI offers four fashion programs. More specifically, AI-Hollywood offers two degrees at the associate's level in fashion to students and two fashion degrees at the bachelor's level. AI-Hollywood is one of 14 art colleges in California.

2. Fashion Careers College

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

Fashion Careers College offers four fashion programs. Of those, students are offered two certificates in fashion by it and two degrees at the associate's level in fashion. This school, which is 5.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in San Diego, CA. This vocational school is one of 242 vocational schools in California.

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 is 1.1 miles from the center of the city. It offers two fashion programs. It offers students two associate's level degrees in fashion. FIDM is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of California offering fashion in terms of programs.

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 is 4.3 miles from the center of the city. It offers two fashion programs. Students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in fashion by it. AI-San Diego is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth largest institution in the state of California offering fashion.

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 is located near Los Angeles, CA and Otis offers one program in fashion. Otis is a 4-year institution.

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 is in the suburbs of Saratoga, California. It offers two programs in fashion. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in fashion by it and one associate's level degree in fashion. It is a public 2-year institution.

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, which is just a few miles from Sacramento, is located in a rural area. IADT offers two programs in fashion. More specifically, students are offered one fashion degree at the associate's level by this school and one degree at the bachelor's level in fashion.

10. Woodbury University

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

Woodbury University, which is 2.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Burbank, CA. Woodbury offers two fashion programs. Woodbury offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in fashion.

11. The California College of the Arts

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

The California College of the Arts, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Oakland, CA and this college offers one fashion program. It is a 4-year institution. CCA is the tenth biggest institution in the state of California offering fashion in terms of programs.

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 offers two fashion programs. FIDM offers two associate's level degrees in fashion to students. FIDM is 1.0 miles from the center of the city. Overall, 4,424 students seek degrees in eight FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles programs.

13. Academy of Art University

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

Academy of Art University offers three programs in fashion. Of those, students are offered one associate's level degree in fashion by AAU, one degree at the bachelor's level in fashion, and one master's level degree in fashion. AAU, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in San Francisco, CA. Overall, 17,697 students pursue degrees in 36 programs at this school.

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. It offers four fashion programs. Out of those, students are offered two fashion degrees at the associate's level by it and two degrees at the bachelor's level in fashion. 1,651 students pursue degrees in 12 AI programs, overall.

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 Art Institute of California - Sunnyvale

1120 Kifer Rd
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 962-6400x6419

The Art Institute of California-Sunnyvale is a for-profit 4-year institution, founded in 2008. AI, which is near the center of the city, is in Sunnyvale, CA. AI is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including computer animation, fashion marketing, and business. Students are offered three degrees at the associates level and nine bachelors level degrees by it. 564 students pursued degrees from the ten programs at this college in 2010. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits AI- Sunnyville. It is one of 14 art colleges in California.

17. The FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - San Diego

350 Tenth Avenue- Third Floor
San Diego, CA 92101-4903
(619) 235-2049

The FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego is located in the center of San Diego and it offers one program in fashion. 292 students pursue degrees in one FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego program, overall.

18. 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, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Los Angeles, CA and this school offers one program in fashion. Overall, 73 students pursue degrees in five programs at this school.

19. San Diego Mesa College

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

San Diego Mesa College is near the heart of downtown. This college offers two fashion programs. Out of those, it offers one fashion certificate to students and one associate's level fashion degree. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

20. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

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

Los Angeles Trade Technical College is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two fashion programs. Of those, this technical college offers one fashion certificate to students and one fashion degree at the associate's level. Overall, 15,734 students pursue degrees in 92 programs at this big school.

21. Monterey Peninsula College

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

Monterey Peninsula College offers two fashion programs. Specifically, it offers one certificate in fashion to students and one associate's level fashion degree. It is in the suburbs of Monterey, California. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

22. Chaffey College

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

Chaffey College is in the suburbs of Rancho Cucamonga, California. It offers two programs in fashion. Specifically, this big school offers one certificate in fashion to students and one degree at the associate's level in fashion. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California. It is the oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in fashion.

23. 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 programs in fashion. Out of those, it offers students one fashion certificate and one associate's level degree in fashion. 32,966 students pursue degrees in 154 programs at this college, overall. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering fashion in terms of programs.

24. Ventura College

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

Ventura College is in the center of Ventura. This college offers two programs in fashion. Out of those, it offers students one fashion certificate and one associate's level degree in fashion. Overall, 13,711 students seek degrees in 97 Ventura College programs.

25. 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 in Costa Mesa, CA. It offers two programs in fashion. More specifically, it offers one fashion certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in fashion. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

26. American River College

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

American River College is located in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. This college offers two fashion programs. More specifically, this community college offers students one fashion certificate and one degree at the associate's level in fashion. This community college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this college is the second largest institution in the state of California offering fashion.

27. Point Loma Nazarene University

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

Point Loma Nazarene University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in San Diego, CA. This school offers two programs in fashion. Point Loma offers students two bachelor's level fashion degrees. This school ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

28. Santa Monica College

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

Santa Monica College is 1.2 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in fashion. Out of those, this public college offers one certificate in fashion to students and one associate's level degree in fashion. Overall, 31,118 students seek degrees in 84 Santa Monica College programs. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of California offering fashion.

29. 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.

30. Long Beach City College

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

Long Beach City College is near the center of the city. This college offers two fashion programs. Of those, this community college offers students one certificate in fashion and one fashion degree at the associate's level. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

31. Saddleback College

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

Saddleback College is in the suburbs of Mission Viejo, California. This college offers two fashion programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in fashion by this community college and one degree at the associate's level in fashion. 24,793 students seek degrees in 170 Saddleback College programs, overall.

32. Fullerton College

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

Fullerton College offers two fashion programs. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in fashion and one associate's level degree in fashion. It is in the center of Fullerton. Overall, 22,562 students pursue degrees in 159 Fullerton College programs.

33. Palomar College

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

Palomar College offers two programs in fashion. Out of those, this college offers students one certificate in fashion and one associate's level degree in fashion. This community college, which is near the center of the city, is in San Marcos, CA. 26,231 students pursue degrees in 210 Palomar College programs, overall.

34. 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.

35. 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 fashion programs. Specifically, it offers students one fashion certificate and one associate's level degree in fashion. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. This community college is the fifth largest institution in the state of California offering fashion.

36. Canada College

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

Canada College offers two programs in fashion. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in fashion and one degree at the associate's level in fashion. This college is located in the suburbs of Redwood City, California. This community college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the fifth biggest institution in the state of California offering fashion in terms of programs.

37. 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.

38. The College of the Sequoias

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

The College of the Sequoias, which is 1.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Visalia, CA. It offers two programs in fashion. Out of those, it offers students one fashion certificate and one associate's level fashion degree. Overall, 13,470 students seek degrees in 126 programs at this college. In terms of programs, this public college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering fashion.

39. San Joaquin Delta College

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

San Joaquin Delta College offers two fashion programs. Specifically, it offers students one fashion certificate and one degree at the associate's level in fashion. This college, which is 3.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Stockton, CA. Overall, 18,610 students seek degrees in 150 programs at this community college.

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