FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

  • 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 188 students (87% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 188 students
  • Private-state tuition: $29,930
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 70%
  • 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 77% over five years.
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
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 64% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco diversity score of 0.80 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
188 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
163 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
25 students
6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
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% Asian
21%
12%
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% Hispanic
23%
47%
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
30%
23%
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% Hawaiian
3%
n/a
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
8%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.80
0.70
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College Completion Rate
58%
29%
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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 $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 Aid
83%
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 Rate
41%
89%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 188 students
  • Private-state tuition: $29,930
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 70%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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