FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego

350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor, San Diego
CA, 92101-4903
Tel: (619)235-2049
190 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:
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego serves 190 students (92% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego is one of 22 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
The nearest community college is San Diego City College (0.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
FIDM/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

Student Body

The student population of 190 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 69:1 has increased from 50:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
190 students
1,287 students
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
175 students
832 students
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 15 students
1,021 students
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego sch enrollment FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
4%
1%
% Hispanic
32%
7%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
12%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Black (2006-2012)
% White
52%
66%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego More (2009-2011)
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego sch ethnicity FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego 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. 0.62 0.45
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $27,625 is more than the state average of $5,890. 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 $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $27,625 $5,890
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $27,625 $10,050
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 60%
78%
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Percent Admitted (2008-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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