FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego

350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
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  • 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

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego serves 66 students (92% 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 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 9 teachers has grown by 125% over five years.
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Other FieldsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty9 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego has declined by 53% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment66 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:124:1
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# Full-Time Students61 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students5 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
6%
12%
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% Hispanic
34%
47%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
38%
23%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.730.70
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College Completion Rate
70%
32%
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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 stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$29,930$21,060
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%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 Rate59%89%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego is San Diego City College (0.7 miles away).
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