November 6, 2019
Apparel and textiles program continues to be nationally recognized
Recognized again as one of the top programs in the nation, the K-State apparel and textiles program has been ranked as one of the best in the U.S. The degree program offers two specializations: apparel marketing, and apparel design and production. Both specializations have received rankings from Fashion-schools.org.
The apparel marketing specialization is ranked 17th nationally among fashion merchandising programs. Among public schools and colleges, the specialization sits in the 13th spot and is ranked fourth among Midwest schools.
The apparel design and production specialization ranks 23rd nationally among all fashion programs while among public schools and colleges, the program sits in the 13th spot and ranks fifth among Midwest schools.
The apparel and textiles program is accredited by the Textiles and Apparel Program Accreditation Commission. K-State's program is the only four-year fashion program in Kansas and it is designed to inspire students to envision fresh new approaches to the global challenges facing every aspect of the fashion industry. Graduates are provided 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 program is part of the apparel, textiles, and interior design department in the College of Health and Human Sciences.
Fashion-schools.org compiles 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.