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IPEDS ID: 114415
OPE ID: 01111203
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FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County
17590 Gillette Avenue, Irvine, California 92614-5610
General information:  (949) 851-6200
Website:  www.fidm.edu
Type:  2-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  71 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 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
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
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 by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty38
Instructional38
Research and public service00
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$29,930$29,930$31,760$32,2931.7%
Books and supplies$2,640$2,640$2,485$2,5010.6%
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 Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Off Campus$51,317$51,317$52,992$53,5411.0%
Off Campus with Family$36,755$36,755$38,430$38,9791.4%
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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, 2016-2017
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 aid14983%————
Grant or scholarship aid4271%$368,709$8,779
Federal grants2237%$115,270$5,240
Pell grants2237%$106,270$4,830
Other federal grants1119%$9,000$818
State/local government grant or scholarships1932%$109,075$5,741
Institutional grants or scholarships3051%$144,364$4,812
Student loan aid4271%$299,210$7,124
Federal student loans4271%$253,543$6,037
Other student loans35%$45,667$15,222
  • 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 aid16564%$536,708$8,257
Pell grants4040%$190,824$4,771
Federal student loans6766%$438,530$6,545
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$35,060$31,326$33,534
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$31,251$27,181$33,400
$30,001 – $48,000$34,137$28,640$28,865
$48,001 – $75,000$35,915$33,042$34,717
$75,001 – $110,000$41,444$31,469$35,421
$110,001 and more$40,337$38,918$40,773
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)71
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment17
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Student Gender:
Male: 13%
Female: 87%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 15%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 30%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 32%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 90%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1278119
Percent admitted57%63%56%
Percent admitted who enrolled68%40%69%
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 return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 87%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation Rates data for this campus are combined with data from parent institution FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles.
  • 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.
  • Institution did not enroll full-time, or part-time entering undergraduates.

Enrollment data for this campus is combined with data from parent institution FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles.

Programs/Majors data for this campus is combined with data from parent institution FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles.
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, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 100%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
  • 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(!)6/1/1983 - 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 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession0
Drug law violations0
Liquor law violations0
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0
Negligent manslaughter0
Rape0
Fondling0
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.
  • 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)