Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

  • The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Sa focused curriculum integrates creative and leadership skills to develop graduates for the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Interior Design, and Entertainment. Combined with these skills, FIDM graduates value ethical choices, demonstrate an awareness of cultural diversity, communicate effectively, think critically, and possess the knowledge of technology essential to their professions.
School Highlights
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco serves 527 students (88% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco is one of 3 community colleges within San Francisco County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco (1.5 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty29 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment527 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:144:1
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# Full-Time Students463 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students64 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
19%
13%
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% Hispanic
21%
37%
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% Black
7%
7%
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% White
37%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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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
6%
5%
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Diversity Score0.770.73
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College Completion Rate
58%
31%
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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 Rate54%96%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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