Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

Tel: (213)624-1200
3,142 students
Private for-profit
FIDM prepares students to enter the global industries of fashion, visual arts, interior design and entertainment. Students become skilled professionals who are current in technology, experienced in critical thought, appreciative of creative expression, aware of ethical standards and proficient in effective communication.
School Highlights
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles serves 3,142 students (88% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is one of 55 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Los Angeles Trade Technical College (1.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 140 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
College Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 140 staff
78 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,142 has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.80 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,142 students 2,419 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
# Full-Time Students 2,773 students
1,297 students
# Part-Time Students 369 students
5,258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.80 0.73

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $27,625 is more than the state average of $16,796. The private state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $27,625 $16,796
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
Percent Admitted 52%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Four great campuses - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, San Diego - give you the chance to find the perfect environment. From a cosmopolitan urban campus to one with that small-town feeling, they're all located in major commercial centers. And for those few moments when you're not thinking about your future profession, our campuses are also within a day's drive of winter skiing, summer beach-going and year-round play. FIDM Los Angeles is fashion central -- at the heart of a city that dominates the entertainment, retail, manufacturing, interior and graphic design industries. Our architecturally stunning main campus is nestled in the quiet 4-acre Grand-Hope Park, with its mosaic water fountains, ivy-covered arbor walks, and metal sculptures. Yet this landmark downtown site is only steps away from the bustling garment district, the International Jewelry Center, and the California Mart --the country's largest year-round mart, with 2,000 showrooms. FIDM provides the most relevant, specialized, professional education available to students seeking careers in the fashion, interiors, graphic design, and entertainment industries. From the moment you walk in to one of our campuses, you feel the FIDM difference. Creativity is everywhere, especially in our students, who come to FIDM to channel their dreams and passions. FIDM offers 2 Year, Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts Professional Designation, and Associate of Arts Advanced Study degree programs. Every program leads to a degree. Our curriculum has been developed, and is continually updated, to reflect the needs of each industry served by our majors. The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) is a proprietary college incorporated under the laws of the state of California. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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