Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

2,638

Graduates Per Year

$51K

Average Salary

#123

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

2,638

57% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

83

57% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

122

Dance

2,661

123

Apparel and Textiles

2,638

124

Construction Management

2,576

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$24,313

24% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

294

Agricultural Public Services

$24,654

295

Apparel and Textiles

$24,313

296

Drawing

$24,144

Salary

Average Salary

$37,545

3% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

143

Advertising

$37,800

144

Apparel and Textiles

$37,545

145

Hospitality Management

$37,518

Professors

Very Good

4.3/5

7.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

56

Criminal Justice

57

Apparel and Textiles

58

Education

Students

Average Diversity

3.7/5

1.8% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

210

Music History, Literature, and Theory

211

Apparel and Textiles

212

Organizational Behavior Studies

SUMMARY

A degree in Apparel and Textiles is a valuable choice and commonly a requisite first step for scholars intending to begin a career as an apparel designer, a procurement agent, or a color and materials designer. In fact, apparel and textiles is of average popularity ranking as the 123rd most popular major. In the last year, there were 2,638 apparel and textiles diplomas received. In-state tuition for apparel and textiles at private colleges is, on average, 3.2 times more costly than their public counterparts.

With just 83 institutions offering apparel and textiles there might be a smaller selection of institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other apparel and textiles majors, look at schools in California which have more undergrads admitted to apparel and textiles than any other state. More generally, the top region to get a degree in apparel and textiles is in the Southeast region with University of Arkansas, Florida State University, and Savannah College of Art and Design best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to study apparel and textiles is the Southeastern Conference with Auburn University, University of Arkansas, and University of Missouri-Columbia representing the conference. Based on our extensive list of the best colleges, our choice for the best school for apparel and textiles is Cornell University.

The objectively 'best' school is not necessarily the best school for every student. There are a bunch of perspectives to weigh when choosing institution. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely alter your thoughts on which school to attend. At Authority, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which apparel and textiles college boasts the best campus, the winner is Ohio State University-Main Campus. If you are very interested in which university boasts the best campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more so we can compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life and our pick of the college with the best student life for apparel and textiles is Cornell University. Curious why? Keep reading to find out more about our top choices. Many of our decisions just might shock you.

If price is a primary factor in your decision on where to go to university, you might consider avoiding Cornell University. Cornell University is our most expensive school for apparel and textiles, at least for out of state students. We have a page for the most expensive colleges that might put the cost at Cornell University into perspective. Additionally, you may be interested to know that apparel and textiles is the 295th most expensive degree in America, with an average associated cost of $24,300. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for apparel and textiles nationally is Rhode Island at University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island School of Design, the main universities in the state, of $29,710 and $51,800. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the U.S. for apparel and textiles is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with Delaware State University with a cost of $16,397, University of Delaware with a cost of $34,160, and Cornell University with a cost of $56,550.

Our cheapest region for apparel and textiles is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Colorado State University-Fort Collins with a cost of $28,147, Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, and Utah State University with a cost of $21,087. More optimistically, the most affordable university for apparel and textiles is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $10,400 for a degree in apparel and textiles. The cost inflates dramatically to an average of $25,000 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our choice for the college representing the best value for apparel and textiles: Cornell University. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list of the schools we see as being the best value overall. That being said, this section is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for apparel and textiles students differ widely, but within two-years of graduation graduates will regularly earn around $50,800. While there can be much variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can rake in up to $95,200. Even right out of college, the lowest earning positions within the apparel and textiles field earn $28,000, which isn't that bad. The highest earning grads from apparel and textiles attended Cornell University and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of apparel and textiles ranks below average, ranking within the 47th percentile of all majors. The university with the highest composite diversity for apparel and textiles is Cornell University and here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Apparel and Textiles major is only within the 84th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 60th percentile. White students make up the largest share, 59%, of students studying apparel and textiles. Additionally, 90% of undergraduates pursuing an apparel and textiles major are women.

The median rating for apparel and textiles' professors is 4.3 stars, a score which is 8% higher than the median score for every major; which is a pretty good ranking. If you want to find the most popular apparel and textiles instructor nationally, consider looking up Ron Wilkinson from Brigham Young University-Provo. This may be shocking, but the highest ranked instructors for apparel and textiles by student are at College of Charleston. As we incorporate data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing the overall best professors for apparel and textiles is Cornell University. You can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for apparel and textiles is Cornell University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have an extensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we do hope you understand that looking at college through a lens primarily derived from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We at Authority encourage you to read our more focused pages on individual topics and read a couple of our helpful background articles on important things to think about as you continue your college search.

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Savannah College of Art and Design

#1 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Savannah College of Art and Design is a large private art school located in Savannah, GA ranked 10th in Georgia. It has a total of 12,966 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.91% of applicants. Savannah College of Art and Design offers 64 different majors and is best known for its Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, Illustration, and Apparel and Textiles programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $37,575 per year, Savannah College of Art and Design is rather costly. 60% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make about $36,400 per year, which is 12% below the national median.

Savannah, GA

www.scad.edu

B-

Rating

96%

Acceptance

16,065

Students

#543

Ranking

$37,575

Tuition

Iowa State University

#2 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Iowa State University is a very large public university located in Ames, IA ranked 5th in Iowa. It has a total of 31,555 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.05% of applicants. Iowa State University offers 345 different majors and is best known for its Plant Sciences, Agronomy and Crop Science, and Agricultural Mechanization programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,042 for students from Iowa and $23,230 for those from out-of-state, Iowa State University is reasonably high-priced. 68.35% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $50,700 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Ames, IA

www.iastate.edu

B+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

37,944

Students

#376

Ranking

$23,230

Tuition

Florida State University

#3 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Florida State University is a very large public university located in Tallahassee, FL ranked 148th in the nation. It has a total of 36,720 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 35.97% of applicants. Florida State University offers 272 different majors and is best known for its English Language and Literature, Real Estate, and Insurance programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,022 for students from Florida and $16,540 for those from out-of-state, Florida State University is moderately priced. 73.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to draw around $46,400 per year, which is 12% above the national median.

Tallahassee, FL

www.fsu.edu

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

46,825

Students

#148

Ranking

$16,540

Tuition

Fashion Institute of Technology

#4 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Fashion Institute of Technology is a mid-sized public college located in New York, NY ranked 196th in the United States. It has a total of 9,832 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.89% of applicants. Fashion Institute of Technology offers 49 different majors and is best known for its Fashion Merchandising, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, and Advertising programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $5,190 for in-state students and $15,570 for those from out-of-state, Fashion Institute of Technology is moderately priced. 68.35% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make roughly $48,900 per year, which is 18% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.fitnyc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

10,065

Students

#196

Ranking

$15,570

Tuition

Rhode Island School of Design

#5 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Rhode Island School of Design is a small private art school located in Providence, RI ranked 77th in the US. It has a total of 2,049 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 25.76% of applicants. Rhode Island School of Design offers 33 different majors and is best known for its Systems Science and Theory, Painting, and Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,800 per year, Rhode Island School of Design is exceptionally high-priced. 85% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $51,100 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Providence, RI

www.risd.edu

A+

Rating

26%

Acceptance

2,542

Students

#77

Ranking

$51,800

Tuition

Cornell University

#6 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

#7 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is a small for-profit associates college located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 250th in the US. It has a total of 3,049 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 36.24% acceptance rate. FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles offers 23 different majors and is best known for its Apparel and Textiles, Industrial and Product Design, and Graphic Design programs (nationally ranked 7th, 9th, and 28th respectively). With an annual tuition of $31,362 per year, FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is somewhat moderately expensive. 65.03% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn close to $37,200 per year, which is 10% under the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.fidm.edu

A-

Rating

36%

Acceptance

3,082

Students

#250

Ranking

$31,362

Tuition

University of Delaware

#8 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Delaware is a very large public university located in Newark, DE ranked 159th in the US. It has a total of 21,190 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.36% of applicants. University of Delaware offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Educational Administration and Supervision, Pre-Veterinary Studies, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,730 for in-state students and $34,160 for those from out-of-state, University of Delaware is somewhat moderately costly. 78.43% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw roughly $57,000 per year, which is 37% above the national median.

Newark, DE

www.udel.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

25,885

Students

#159

Ranking

$34,160

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#9 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

Indiana University-Bloomington

#10 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Indiana University-Bloomington is a very large public university located in Bloomington, IN ranked 280th in the US. It has a total of 34,843 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 77.91% acceptance rate. Indiana University-Bloomington offers 336 different majors and is best known for its Business, Public Administration, and Informatics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,575 for students from Indiana and $35,140 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-Bloomington is somewhat moderately pricey. 60.07% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home around $47,700 per year, which is 15% above the national median.

Bloomington, IN

www.indiana.edu/

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

46,423

Students

#280

Ranking

$35,140

Tuition

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a very large public university located in Baton Rouge, LA ranked 3rd in Louisiana. It has a total of 26,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.58% of applicants. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Physical Education, Construction Management, and Interior Architecture programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,038 per year, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is relatively affordable. 58.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% over the national median.

Baton Rouge, LA

www.lsu.edu

B+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

33,758

Students

#358

Ranking

$8,038

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

#12 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

#13 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is a very large public college located in Pomona, CA ranked 42nd in California. It has a total of 26,549 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.59% acceptance rate. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Landscape Architecture, Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Manufacturing Engineering programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is moderately priced. 67.5% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $54,000 per year, which is 30% greater than the national median.

Pomona, CA

www.cpp.edu

B+

Rating

55%

Acceptance

28,547

Students

#355

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Auburn University

#14 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Auburn University is a very large public university located in Auburn, AL ranked 293rd in the United States. It has a total of 25,795 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.67% acceptance rate. Auburn University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Architectural Engineering, and Technical Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $9,816 for in-state students and $29,448 for those from out-of-state, Auburn University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 70.58% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $48,800 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Auburn, AL

www.auburn.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

32,442

Students

#293

Ranking

$29,448

Tuition

University of Missouri-Columbia

#15 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Missouri-Columbia is a very large public university located in Columbia, MO ranked 12th in Missouri. It has a total of 24,572 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.73% acceptance rate. University of Missouri-Columbia offers 296 different majors and is best known for its Journalism, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Agricultural Mechanization programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,120 for in-state students and $26,991 for those from out-of-state, University of Missouri-Columbia is reasonably high-priced. 59.86% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,300 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Columbia, MO

https://missouri.edu/

B

Rating

81%

Acceptance

33,333

Students

#482

Ranking

$26,991

Tuition

University of Rhode Island

#16 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Rhode Island is a large public university located in Kingston, RI ranked 6th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 17,179 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.77% acceptance rate. University of Rhode Island offers 187 different majors and is best known for its German Language and Literature, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,590 for students from Rhode Island and $29,710 for those from out-of-state, University of Rhode Island is reasonably expensive. 65.28% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $52,900 per year, which is 27% above the national median.

Kingston, RI

web.uri.edu/

B+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

20,628

Students

#373

Ranking

$29,710

Tuition

University of Arkansas

#17 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Arkansas is a very large public university located in Fayetteville, AR ranked 3rd in Arkansas. It has a total of 25,149 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 77.09% acceptance rate. University of Arkansas offers 234 different majors and is best known for its Technical Teacher Education, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,568 for students from Arkansas and $24,056 for those from out-of-state, University of Arkansas is reasonably costly. 53.13% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $44,900 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Fayetteville, AR

https://www.uark.edu

B

Rating

77%

Acceptance

30,459

Students

#478

Ranking

$24,056

Tuition

Washington State University

#18 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Washington State University is a very large public university located in Pullman, WA ranked 9th in Washington. It has a total of 28,966 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a touch north of 75% of applicants. Washington State University offers 407 different majors and is best known for its Social Sciences, Operations Management and Supervision, and Agronomy and Crop Science programs (nationally ranked 7th, 8th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,953 for students from Washington and $24,531 for those from out-of-state, Washington State University is somewhat moderately costly. 60.38% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to draw approximately $50,600 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Pullman, WA

wsu.edu/

B+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

35,149

Students

#414

Ranking

$24,531

Tuition

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#19 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a very large public university located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 6th in Colorado. It has a total of 28,398 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of four out of five applicants. Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Construction Engineering Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,426 for in-state students and $28,147 for those from out-of-state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is reasonably costly. 61.27% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Fort Collins, CO

colostate.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

37,356

Students

#395

Ranking

$28,147

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#20 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#21 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

#22 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a very large public university located in Lincoln, NE ranked 3rd in Nebraska. It has a total of 22,433 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.23% acceptance rate. University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers 276 different majors and is best known for its Agronomy and Crop Science, Business Teacher Education, and Family and Consumer Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,560 for in-state students and $24,000 for those from out-of-state, University of Nebraska-Lincoln is somewhat moderately pricey. 59.04% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn near $46,400 per year, which is 12% above the national median.

Lincoln, NE

www.unl.edu/

B+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

28,686

Students

#339

Ranking

$24,000

Tuition

University of Kentucky

#23 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Kentucky is a very large public university located in Lexington, KY ranked 4th in Kentucky. It has a total of 23,167 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.85% of applicants. University of Kentucky offers 360 different majors and is best known for its Music History, Literature, and Theory, Technical Teacher Education, and Physical Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,011 for in-state students and $29,331 for those from out-of-state, University of Kentucky is somewhat moderately pricey. 57.58% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw approximately $45,100 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Lexington, KY

www.uky.edu

B

Rating

96%

Acceptance

30,981

Students

#515

Ranking

$29,331

Tuition

Georgia Southern University

#24 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Georgia Southern University is a very large public college located in Statesboro, GA ranked 13th in Georgia. It has a total of 26,545 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.47% of applicants. Georgia Southern University offers 203 different majors and is best known for its Radiation Therapy, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, and Physical Therapy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,371 for students from Georgia and $15,426 for those from out-of-state, Georgia Southern University is reasonably priced. 44.77% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to generate near $41,900 per year, which is 1% over the national median.

Statesboro, GA

www.georgiasouthern.edu

C+

Rating

54%

Acceptance

30,628

Students

#706

Ranking

$15,426

Tuition

East Carolina University

#25 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

East Carolina University is a very large public university located in Greenville, NC ranked 16th in North Carolina. It has a total of 25,196 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.72% of applicants. East Carolina University offers 187 different majors and is best known for its Industrial Production Technologies, Accounting and Business Management, and Home Economics Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,452 for students from North Carolina and $20,729 for those from out-of-state, East Carolina University is somewhat moderately pricey. 61.11% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $40,500 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Greenville, NC

www.ecu.edu

C+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

32,028

Students

#783

Ranking

$20,729

Tuition