• 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

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco serves 113 students (87% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 113 students
  • Private-state tuition: $29,930
  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
32 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco has declined by 59% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 6:1 over five years.
The FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco diversity score of 0.81 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
113 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
98 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
15 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
140 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
98 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
15 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
21%
14%
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% Hispanic
18%
45%
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% Black
5%
5%
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% White
33%
26%
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% Hawaiian
4%
n/a
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
7%
3%
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% Unknown races
8%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.81
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
58%
29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.67%
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 declined by 7% 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
$14,165
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
32%
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 Francisco cost?

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

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

The acceptance rate of FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco is 32%, which is lower than the state average of 89%. FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco'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 Francisco's ranking?

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

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 113 students
  • Private-state tuition: $29,930
  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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