Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

Tel: (213)624-1200
3,520 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 3,520 students (88% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is one of 54 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 136 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
College Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 136 staff
61 staff
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,520 has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.81 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,520 students 1,315 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
22:1
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,100 students
815 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 420 students
1,061 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
12%
5%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
23%
20%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
6%
15%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Black (2006-2013)
% White
34%
49%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
8%
6%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
13%
1%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Non Resident (2006-2013)
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.81 0.70
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $28,920 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $28,920 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $28,920 $5,590
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $28,920 $10,086
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73%
89%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 57%
81%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Percent Admitted (2008-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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Did You Know?
For Los Angeles public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,167 per year for in-state students and $12,637 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Los Angeles community colleges have a 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. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.