350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 66 students
  • Private-state tuition: $29,930
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 62%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 9 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
9 staff
308 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 Enrollment
66 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
61 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
5 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
141 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
61 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
6%
14%
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% Hispanic
34%
45%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
38%
26%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.73
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
70%
32%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$41,800
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $29,930 is more than the state average of $20,540. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$29,930
$20,540
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
86%
86%
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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 Rate
59%
89%
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego cost?

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego's private state tuition is approximately $29,930.

What is the acceptance rate of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego?

The acceptance rate of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego is 59%, which is lower than the state average of 89%. FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in California with low acceptance rates.

What is FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego's ranking?

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Lowest acceptance rates, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 66 students
  • Private-state tuition: $29,930
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 62%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

San Diego County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in San Diego County, CA is Concorde Career College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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