2019 Most Affordable Online Schools for Fashion Degrees

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The following list highlights the six online schools that offer the most cost-effective bachelor’s degrees in fashion design and merchandising for the 2019 academic year. These online colleges provide students with quality educational resources at an affordable tuition rate. With an annual tuition of only $9,600, Southern New Hampshire University Online ranks at the top of the list for its online BS in Fashion Merchandising and Management. Students at second-ranked Central Michigan University can choose from specializations in product development and visual merchandising.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
#2 #2 Central Michigan University $12,927
#3 #3 Johnson & Wales University-Online $14,850
#4 #4 Lindenwood University $16,900
#5 #5 The Art Institutes $16,920
#6 #6 Academy of Art University $27,510
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Global Sourcing and Apparel; History of Fashion and Costume; Merchandise Planning; Retail Sales Promotion; Strategic Fashion Management; Sustainability in Fashion; Textiles and Color Theory
  • Annual Tuition: $12,927
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    3D Printing and Fashion; Apparel Product Analysis; Dress and Culture; Experimental CAD; Fashion Retail Management; Textile Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $14,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Cases in Fashion and Retail; Merchandise Mathematics; Retail Executive Decision Making; Retail Industry Seminar; Textiles; The Business of Fashion
  • Annual Tuition: $16,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Advertising and Promotional Strategy; Computer-Aided Design I: Apparel Design; Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship; Global Business and Society; History of Costume from 1900; Principles of Microeconomics
  • Annual Tuition: $16,920
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC, MSCHE, NEASC CIHE, NWCCU, SACS COC, ABHES, and ACCSC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    3D Visual Merchandising; Apparel Fit & Construction Evaluation; Digital Color Theory; Elements of Retail Logistics & Distribution; Event & Fashion Show Production; Global Marketing
  • Annual Tuition: $27,510
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Color Concepts for Fashion; Digital Techniques for the Fashion Business; Drawing for Fashion; Fashion Marketing; Fashion Sewing Techniques; Fashion Trend Analysis
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