Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

Tel: (213)624-1200
  • 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 52 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 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 staff92 staff
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,142 has declined by 27% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,142 students7,516 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:144:1
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,773 students1,613 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students369 students5,903 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2013)
% Asian
13%
13%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
23%
37%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
5%
7%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Black (2007-2016)
% White
35%
32%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
12%
3%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
8%
5%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.780.73
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,800$34,900
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $29,930 is more than the state average of $18,802. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$29,930$18,802
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%78%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,500
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate52%96%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Percent Admitted (2009-2016)
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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