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Fashion Schools in Washington
About Fashion Schools in Washington
Total Schools:
12
Undergraduate Programs:
12
Graduate Programs:
4
Average Acceptance Rate:
73%
Average Tuition Cost:
$9,972
Average Loan Amount:
$6,088
Average Scholarship Award:
$3,173
Average Classroom Size:
17 Students

The Pacific Northwest has its own eclectic fashion community, which you can join by studying fashion design, marketing, or merchandising. There are 12 fashion schools in Washington, including four that offer graduate-level programs. The average cost of tuition is $9,972, although tuition can be as inexpensive as $2,829 at Spokane Falls Community College.

Seattle Pacific University may have one of the best scholarship programs in Washington. The average scholarship award at this school is $13,999. The school maintains a list of fashion scholarships, including the Dorothy Kennedy Scholarship, Lois C. Caldwell FCS Scholarship, and Dorothy Kreider Memorial Scholarship.

As you begin your fashion career, get ready for an exciting job search. You can be employed in many different settings, including retail stores, marketing firms, and fashion design companies. Some of the largest fashion employers in Washington include Destination XL Group, DSW Shoes, and Macy's. The job outlook in Washington is solid; the state only has an unemployment rate of 6.6% (BLS, 2013).

When you start out as a new fashion professional, your salary may be lower than average; this is because the fashion industry really values experience. Fashion designers earn an average salary of $62,020 per year, while merchandise displayers earn an average salary of $31,310 (BLS, 2012). The average marketing specialist's salary is $78,730 per year (BLS, 2012).

Fashion Schools in Washington
(Tacoma,
WA)
• Fashion Design
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$4,164 Tuition Cost
$1,304 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Ellensburg,
WA)
• Fashion Marketing
• Large Campus
• Suburban Setting
$7,941 Tuition Cost
$1,439 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Lynnwood,
WA)
• Fashion Merchandising
• Medium Campus
• Suburban Setting
$3,953 Tuition Cost
$994 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Tukwila,
WA)
• Fashion Design, • Fashion Merchandising
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$15,055 Tuition Cost
$1,581 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
• Small Class Sizes
(Lakewood,
WA)
• Fashion Merchandising
• Medium Campus
• Urban Setting
$3,522 Tuition Cost
$1,663 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Seattle,
WA)
• Fashion Design
• Medium Campus
• Urban Setting
$3,523 Tuition Cost
$2,381 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Seattle,
WA)
• Fashion Design
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$31,701 Tuition Cost
$13,999 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Shoreline,
WA)
• Fashion Merchandising
• Medium Campus
• Suburban Setting
$3,427 Tuition Cost
$1,988 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Spokane,
WA)
• Fashion Merchandising
• Medium Campus
• Urban Setting
$2,829 Tuition Cost
$943 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Seattle,
WA)
• Fashion Design, • Fashion Marketing
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$17,460 Tuition Cost
$2,900 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Pullman,
WA)
• Fashion Design
• Large Campus
• Suburban Setting
$10,874 Tuition Cost
$5,100 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Bellingham,
WA)
• Fashion Design
• Large Campus
• Urban Setting
$8,022 Tuition Cost
$3,786 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards