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IPEDS ID: 114354
OPE ID: 01111200
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FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles
919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90015-1421
General information:  (213) 624-1200
Website:  www.fidm.edu
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  2,624 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Admissionsfidm.edu/en/Admissions/
Apply Onlinefidm.edu/en/Admissions/Online+Application+Form
Financial Aidfidm.edu/en/admissions/financial+aid+scholarships/
Net Price Calculatornpc.collegeboard.org/student/app/fidm
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteransfidm.edu/en/admissions/military+friendly+school/
Disability Servicesfidm.edu/en/college+policies
Mission Statement
  FIDM’s engaging learning environment and rigorous
programs of study develop graduates who become
leaders in the industries of global design and business.
Under the guidance of faculty who are industry
professionals, FIDM students learn to strategically
integrate design thinking with technology, producing work
that is grounded in critical and creative thought. FIDM
graduates embrace cultural diversity and ethical choice
while advancing the well-being of their communities.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty106208
Instructional106208
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees$28,920$29,930$29,930$31,7606.1%
Books and supplies$2,324$2,640$2,640$2,485-5.9%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$14,148$14,148$14,148$14,1480.0%
Other$4,599$4,599$4,599$4,5990.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,185$4,185$4,185$4,1850.0%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Off Campus$49,991$51,317$51,317$52,9923.3%
Off Campus with Family$35,429$36,755$36,755$38,4304.6%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid133471%————
Grant or scholarship aid27358%$2,400,697$8,794
Federal grants16936%$812,099$4,805
Pell grants16936%$743,149$4,397
Other federal grants7817%$68,950$884
State/local government grant or scholarships8318%$583,211$7,027
Institutional grants or scholarships19943%$1,005,387$5,052
Student loan aid29363%$2,252,582$7,688
Federal student loans28962%$1,888,113$6,533
Other student loans143%$364,469$26,034
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,26445%$10,667,869$8,440
Pell grants84730%$3,730,362$4,404
Federal student loans1,56155%$12,456,621$7,980
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$36,778$37,991$37,959
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$38,544$36,043$36,126
$30,001 – $48,000$38,850$38,207$36,545
$48,001 – $75,000$40,441$41,062$38,742
$75,001 – $110,000$42,435$43,563$39,843
$110,001 and more$42,981$44,630$44,031
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,624
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment381
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Student Gender:
Male: 11%
Female: 89%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 21%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 34%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 18%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 84%
25 and over: 16%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 47%
Out-of-state: 44%
Foreign countries: 9%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,5032131,290
Percent admitted41%33%43%
Percent admitted who enrolled64%61%64%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 93%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 50 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 62%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 60%
Asian: 64%
Black or African American: 45%
Hispanic/Latino: 63%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 59%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 49%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 65%
Non-resident alien: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program

Graduation Rates data for this campus includes data from child institutions:
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 64%
Received award in 8 years: 65%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 74%
Received award in 8 years: 75%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 26%
Received award in 8 years: 26%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 58%
Received award in 8 years: 58%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%

Enrollment data for this campus includes data from child institutions:
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-186d
Fashion Merchandising589d-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management00
Marketing/Marketing Management, General207
Category total609d193d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Manufacture-0
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management702
Category total702
Visual and Performing Arts
Cinematography and Film/Video Production100
Costume Design112
Design and Visual Communications, General2660
Fashion/Apparel Design2189
Graphic Design610
Industrial and Product Design-0
Interior Design500
Metal and Jewelry Arts16-
Category total63211
Grand total1,311206

Programs/Majors awards data for this campus includes data from child institutions:
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 63
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $21,308
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation(!)7/1/2003 -  Accredited
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges(!)7/1/1978 - 9/1/2013Resigned
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission(!)3/1/2007 - 8/19/2013Accredited
8/19/2013 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)10/1/2003 - 10/1/2017Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession0
Drug law violations0
Liquor law violations0
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Rape00
Fondling00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary100
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0
Negligent manslaughter0
Sex offenses - Forcible
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery0
Aggravated assault0
Burglary0
Motor vehicle theft0
Arson0
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate7.1%5.4%6.9%
Number in default140125164
Number in repayment1,9532,3102,357
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)