FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

  • 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

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles serves 2,227 students (90% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 315 teachers has grown by 131% over five years.
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design SchoolsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty315 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,227 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:124:1
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# Full-Time Students2,015 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students212 students6,350 students
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# Undergraduate Students1,984 students1,979 students
# Graduate Students31 students69 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
11%
12%
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% Hispanic
22%
47%
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% Black
7%
6%
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% White
31%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
20%
2%
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% Unknown races
6%
6%
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Diversity Score0.790.70
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,800$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $29,930 is more than the state average of $21,060. The private state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$29,930$21,060
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,167$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,000
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Acceptance Rate36%89%
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Source: 2020 (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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