2017 Most Affordable Online Schools for Fashion Design & Merchandising Degrees

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The six online schools on this list offer the most affordable fashion design and merchandising degrees. With annual tuitions under $25,000, these schools provide excellent academic programs for students at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and certificate levels. Students at Southern New Hampshire University Online can take classes such as Global Sourcing and Apparel and Sustainability in Fashion as they pursue either an AS in Fashion Merchandising or a BS in Fashion Merchandising and Management. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online fashion design and merchandising degrees at the bachelor's level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Fashion Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Annual Tuition $8,847 Fashion Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Fashion Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#3 #3 University of North Texas Annual Tuition $11,198 Fashion Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#4 #4 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Annual Tuition $11,412 Fashion Degrees: Master's
#5 #5 Framingham State University Annual Tuition $17,550 Fashion Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#6 #6 Savannah College of Art and Design Annual Tuition $23,550 Fashion Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,847
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Consumer Behavior in Merchandising; Financial Merchandising Implications; International Retail Expansion; Professional Advancement; Retail Theory and Current Practice; Strategic Merchandise Planning
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Global Sourcing and Apparel; Merchandise Planning; Retail Sales Promotion; Strategic Fashion Management; Sustainability in Fashion; Textile and Color Theory
  • Annual Tuition: $11,198
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Consumer Theory; Digital Retailing; Global Fashion Retailing; International Sourcing; Merchandising Strategies; Promotional Strategies

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,412
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Consumer Behavior; Financial Merchandising Implications; Historical & Contemporary Issues in Trade; International Retail Expansion; Product Design, Development & Evaluation; Retail Theory & Current Practice

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Digital Retailing; Global Market: Dynamics of Retailing; Managerial Strategies for Retailers; Product Development and Analysis; Retail Site, Location, and Analysis; Retailing and Consumerism
  • Annual Tuition: $23,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer-enhanced Fashion Design; Fashion Design and Development; Fashion Materials and Structures; Fashion Theory; Forecasting and Business Trends; Multimedia Communication for Fashion
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