Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego

350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor
San Diego, CA 92101-4903
Tel: (619)235-2049
142 students
Private for-profit
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Sa (FIDM) is a specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design, and Entertainment Industries. It’s a place where creativity and careers merge. We’re hands-on and industry focused. We’re small enough to know our students’ names, but big enough to have the industry contacts and resources to help them meet their goals. FIDM is an internationally recognized force in the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design and Entertainment Industries. Whether creating strong industry partnerships with companies who mentor students inside and outside the classroom or cultivating relationships with top brands, our goal is to create incredible career opportunities for our students and graduates.
School Highlights
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego serves 142 students (94% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego is one of 21 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
The nearest community college is San Diego City College (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 9 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
College Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 9 staff
62 staff
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 142 has declined by 43% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 142 students 1,371 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
22:1
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 133 students
779 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 9 students
1,083 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
11%
5%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
19%
20%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Hispanic (2006-2014)
% White
59%
49%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego More (2009-2014)
% Unknown races
4%
6%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
4%
1%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Non Resident (2006-2014)
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego 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. 0.60 0.70
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $29,930 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $29,930 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $29,930 $5,664
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $29,930 $10,360
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
90%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 59%
80%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Percent Admitted (2008-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For San Diego private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,778 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

San Diego 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 0.78, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in San Diego is Platt College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.