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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego is an Associate's college with 169 students located in San Diego, CA.

Offers Associate Degrees


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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 169
Gender 5% Male / 95% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 90% Full Time / 10% Part Time
Geography 4% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 47% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 33%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Multi-racial 1%
International 5%
Hispanic/Latino 35%
Ethnicity Unknown 8%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 10%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load tutoring remedial instruction study skills assistance writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, student center, libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs financial aid counseling alcohol/substance abuse counseling women's services
  • Facilities: hollywood costume study collection and museum, textile museum, historical annette green fragrance bottle collection, fashion library
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for visually impaired
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): independent study visiting/exchange student program internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Fashion Merchandising (100%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals to promote product lines/brands, and organize promotional campaigns, at the wholesale level to attract retailer interest, wholesale purchasing, and supply contracts. Includes instruction in wholesaling, wholesale advertising, selling, and customer relations.

Job Opportunities:

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

Administration & Faculty

President Tonian Hohberg
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Full-time Faculty 2
Student : Faculty Ratio 19 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Selectivity Score: 45/100

Acceptance Rate: 60.6% accepted of 203 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Character Personal Qualities, Application Essay, Recommendations, Level Of Applicants Interest, Interview, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Academic GPA

Important: Extracurricular Activities, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work

Also Considered: Alumni Relation, Work Experience, Standardized Test Scores, First Generation College Student, Class Rank

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests SAT ACT

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $29,756 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $29,473
$30K-$48K $29,594
$48K-$75K $35,091
$75K-$110K $37,498
$110K+ $38,019

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $27,955, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $27,955 Same as On-Campus
Fees $965 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $14,148
Books $2,324 $2,324
Total (before financial aid) $31,244 $45,392

Students Receiving Aid

54% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 79% $7,088
Federal Scholarships/Grants 47% $5,085
Institutional Grants 13% $2,611
Other Federal Grants 28% $643
Other Loans 6% $11,272
Pell Grants 47% $4,707
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 26% $6,824
Student Loans 79% $7,879

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

68% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



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