Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego

350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor
San Diego, CA 92101-4903
  • 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 42% 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 to Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego is San Diego City College (0.3 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 9 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty9 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment142 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:144:1
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# Full-Time Students133 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students9 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
11%
13%
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% Hispanic
19%
37%
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% Black
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7%
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% White
58%
32%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.610.73
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College Completion Rate
61%
29%
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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 Aid85%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 Rate59%96%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego is San Diego City College (0.3 miles away).
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    San Diego CA  92101
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  • Foundation College
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    n/a students | 3.20 Mi404 Camino Del Rio South Suite 100
    San Diego CA  92108
    (619)683-3273
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    San Diego CA  92113
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  • Northcentral University
    Private, for profit
    2,000 students | 3.70 Mi2488 Historic Decatur Rd, Suite 100
    San Diego CA  09210
    (866)776-0331
    3.702,000
  • California College San Diego
    Private, non-profit
    n/a students | 4.00 Mi6602 Convoy Court Ste 100
    San Diego CA  92111
    (619)680-4430
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Did You Know?
San Diego 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 San Diego is Platt College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.