FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles
CA, 90015-1421
Tel: (213)624-1200
4,000 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:
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles serves 4,000 students (89% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is one of 59 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Los Angeles Trade Technical College (1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 4,000 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,000 students
1,287 students
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,550 students
832 students
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 450 students
1,021 students
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles sch enrollment FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
15%
2%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
% Hispanic
27%
7%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
6%
12%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Black (2006-2012)
% White
47%
66%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles More (2009-2012)
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles sch ethnicity FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles sta ethnicity
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. 0.68 0.45
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $27,625 is more than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $27,625 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $27,625 $5,845
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $27,625 $10,047
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 58%
78%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Percent Admitted (2008-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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