The Fashion Institute Of Design & Merchandising San Diego

Overview of The Fashion Institute Of Design & Merchandising San Diego

Fashion Institute is located in San Diego, CA (a large city). The school is a private, for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Fashion Institute is the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. Fashion Institute is known for its programs in business and management.

Fashion Institute Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission.

Student Body

Fashion Institute had 304 enrolled students in 2007-2008. A very high share of students at the school are female.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Fashion Institute

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego
350 Tenth Avenue
San Diego , CA 92101-4903
General Phone: (619) 235-2049

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Fashion Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management54fashion merchandising

Number of programs and degrees for Fashion Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree541

Fashion Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, Fashion Institute had a total enrollment of 304 students (229 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 3%
Women 97%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 74%
(Foreign Students) 26%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 45%
20-21 17%
22-24 18%
25-29 14%
30-34 4%
35-39 1%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
South Carolina1%
New York1%
New Hampshire1%

Fashion Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 65 %

Fashion Institute Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Diego, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Fashion Institute Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrecommended

Fashion Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,735
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,735
Books and supplies $ 2,160

Financial Aid:
Fashion Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1111204)

Fashion Institute Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Fashion Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Fashion Merchandising

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Fashion Institute Highlights

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What Sets Fashion Institute Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
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Female % of student body
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Top 12%Fashion Institute Female % of student body

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