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K-State Apparel and Textiles program continues to rank as a top program in the nation

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Manhattan, KS- Continuing to serve as one of the top programs in the nation, the Kansas State University Apparel and Textiles program has been ranked one of the best in the U.S. The degree program offers two specializations; apparel marketing and apparel design and production. Both specializations received national rankings from Fashion-schools.org.

The apparel marketing specialization is ranked 17th nationally among all fashion merchandising schools and colleges. Among public schools and colleges, the specialization sits in the 12th spot and among the Midwest schools, the specialization ranks 5th.

The apparel design and production specialization continues to improve their graduates’ value. Currently, the specialization ranks 21st nationally among all fashion programs. Among public schools and colleges, the program ranks 10th. Across Midwest schools, the specialization has moved into the 6th spot. The specialization is nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

“I am exceedingly proud of our apparel students and the dedicated faculty who make it possible for us to achieve this national recognition,” said Barbara Anderson, Head of the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design.

“All of the faculty within the apparel and textiles program are committed to providing quality educational experiences that prepare our graduates to be leaders and agents of change within the apparel and textiles industry. This national ranking is a reflection of that dedication and hard work,” said Kim Hiller, apparel and textiles program coordinator.

The apparel and textiles undergraduate program is designed to inspire students to envision fresh new approaches to the global challenges facing every aspect of the apparel and textiles industry. The program of study gives our graduates the aesthetic, practical, technical, professional and intellectual skills needed for a variety of roles including design, technical design, sourcing, strategic planning, buying and various retail management and business management positions. The apparel and textiles program is part of the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design located in the College of Human Ecology.

Fashion-schools.org complies a list of the top fashion schools and colleges in the U.S. each year. Their rankings are based on factors including the schools’ admission data, graduation success, reputation, and survey results conducted with the school and industry stakeholders. A full list of the 2018 rankings can be found at fashion-schools.org.

This article was posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, College News.