2018 Most Affordable Online Schools for Fashion Design & Merchandising Degrees

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This list of 6 schools includes the most affordable online Bachelor's in Fashion degree programs available. All schools on the list have an annual tuition below $30,000. Southern New Hampshire University Online holds the top spot with a yearly tuition of $9,600 for online programs such as a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Merchandising & Design and a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising & Design. Central Michigan University provides a cheap option and is second on the list, charging $12,927 for their Bachelor's in Fashion degree program.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#2 #2 Central Michigan University Annual Tuition $12,927
#3 #3 Johnson & Wales University-Online Annual Tuition $14,850
#4 #4 Lindenwood University Annual Tuition $16,300
#5 #5 The Art Institutes Annual Tuition $21,150
#6 #6 Academy of Art University Annual Tuition $28,809
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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: NCA 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: $16,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $21,150
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, NCA HLC, 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: $28,809
  • 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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