Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

Tel: (415)675-5200
  • 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 is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco (1.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 61% 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 staff92 staff
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 527 has declined by 41% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment527 students7,516 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:144:1
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students463 students1,613 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students64 students5,903 students
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
19%
13%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
21%
37%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
7%
7%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Black (2007-2016)
% White
37%
32%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
4%
3%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
6%
5%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco 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.0.770.73
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
58%
29%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2010)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,800$34,900
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco 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 Francisco In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%78%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,500
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate54%96%
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco Percent Admitted (2009-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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 $18,802 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a 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. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.