Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego

350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor
San Diego, CA 92101-4903
Tel: (619)235-2049
  • 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 is San Diego City College (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 9 teachers has grown by 125% over five years.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty9 staff92 staff
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 142 has declined by 48% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 66:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment142 students7,516 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:144:1
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students133 students1,613 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students9 students5,903 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
11%
13%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
19%
37%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
-
7%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Black (2007-2013)
% White
58%
32%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
4%
3%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
5%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego 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.0.610.73
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
61%
29%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,800$34,900
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego 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-San Diego In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%78%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,500
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate59%96%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego Percent Admitted (2009-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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