California Fashion Design Schools and Degree Programs

Career Information for Fashion Designers in California

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Fast Facts for Fashion Designers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco and Santa Ana
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Jose and Riverside
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana and San Francisco

Salaries for Fashion Designers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Francisco and Oakland

Schools for Fashion Designers in California are listed below.

Selected Fashion Design Schools in California

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More California Fashion Design Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Academy of Art University San Francisco Masters 11,334
American River College Sacramento Associate 33,821
Art Center College of Design Pasadena Masters 1,832
Bethesda Christian University Anaheim Masters & First Professional 345
California College of the Arts Oakland Masters 1,613
California Institute of the Arts Valencia Masters 1,324
California State University-Chico Chico Masters 17,034
Canada College Redwood City Associate 5,764
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga Associate 18,736
City College of San Francisco San Francisco Associate 46,411
College of Marin Kentfield Associate 6,476
College of the Sequoias Visalia Associate 11,697
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo Associate 10,920
El Camino College Torrance Associate 24,895
Folsom Lake College Folsom Associate 8,193
Fullerton College Fullerton Associate 20,719
Glendale Community College Glendale Glendale Associate 16,827
Long Beach City College Long Beach Associate 25,536
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles Associate 13,194
Mendocino College Ukiah Associate 4,347
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Associate 9,238
Mount Jacinto College San Jacinto Associate 14,197
Mt San Antonio College Walnut Associate 29,842
Ohlone College Fremont Associate 11,083
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa Associate 24,424
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles Masters 1,177
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Porterville College Porterville Associate 3,773
Saddleback College Mission Viejo Associate 18,371
San Diego Mesa College San Diego Associate 21,437
San Diego Miramar College San Diego Associate 10,650
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco Masters 655
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton Associate 18,668
Santa Ana College Santa Ana Associate 33,514
Santa Monica College Santa Monica Associate 28,958
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Associate 25,626
Solano Community College Fairfield Associate 11,163
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Los Angeles Bachelor 4,644
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco San Francisco Associate 1,031
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley Doctorate & First Professional 34,940
University of California-Davis Davis Doctorate & First Professional 29,796
Ventura College Ventura Associate 12,603
West Valley College Saratoga Associate 11,210

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fashion Designers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Fashion Designers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Fashion Designers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Oxnard 50 $76030 1.26
Thousand Oaks 50 $76030 1.26
Ventura 50 $76030 1.26
Riverside 180 $43290 1
San Bernardino 180 $43290 1
Ontario 180 $43290 1
San Diego 330 $64460 1.78
Carlsbad 330 $64460 1.78
Los Angeles 4620 $67380 5.95
Long Beach 4620 $67380 5.95
Anaheim 4620 $67380 5.95
San Francisco 690 $56340 2.27
Oakland 690 $56340 2.27
Hayward 690 $56340 2.27
San Jose 60 $0 0.45
Sunnyvale 60 $0 0.45
Santa Clara 60 $0 0.45
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