Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

  • 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 49 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is Los Angeles Trade Technical College (1.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 140 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty140 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,142 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:144:1
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# Full-Time Students2,773 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students369 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
13%
13%
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% Hispanic
23%
37%
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% Black
5%
7%
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% White
35%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
12%
3%
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% Unknown races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score0.780.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,800$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $29,930 is more than the state average of $19,157. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$29,930$19,157
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate52%96%
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Source: 2016 (or 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 California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.