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2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

There are about 9,379 students enrolled in Apparel and Textiles in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

3,498

Vs. National Avg.

-78%

popularity Rank

#177

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$19K

Vs. National Avg.

-20%

cost Rank

#332

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$39K

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

salary Rank

#283

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

12%

professors Rank

#125

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

0%

students Rank

#250

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&nbspand 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&nbspis our most expensive school for apparel and textiles, at least for out of state students. We have a page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the cost at Cornell University&nbspinto 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&nbspoverall. 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&nbspand 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&nbspand 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.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA | ucdavis.edu/

46%

Acceptance

41,236

Students

#96

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL | https://www.fsu.edu/

32%

Acceptance

47,836

Students

#138

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Iowa State University

Ames, IA | www.iastate.edu/

88%

Acceptance

35,319

Students

#375

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI | www.risd.edu/

27%

Acceptance

2,557

Students

#92

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN | www.indiana.edu/

80%

Acceptance

46,441

Students

#265

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Auburn University

Auburn, AL | www.auburn.edu/

85%

Acceptance

32,840

Students

#276

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO | https://missouri.edu/

82%

Acceptance

32,916

Students

#450

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Delaware

Newark, DE | www.udel.edu/

66%

Acceptance

26,527

Students

#142

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR | https://www.uark.edu/

78%

Acceptance

30,137

Students

#498

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE | www.unl.edu/

78%

Acceptance

32,498

Students

#399

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

B

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS | https://www.msstate.edu/

80%

Acceptance

24,449

Students

#772

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

B

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS | www.k-state.edu/

94%

Acceptance

23,353

Students

#803

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL | www.ua.edu/

80%

Acceptance

42,096

Students

#403

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR | https://oregonstate.edu/

82%

Acceptance

37,586

Students

#432

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO | colostate.edu/

84%

Acceptance

37,806

Students

#426

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Washington State University

Pullman, WA | wsu.edu/

80%

Acceptance

35,394

Students

#513

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA | https://www.latech.edu/

64%

Acceptance

12,768

Students

#971

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Apparel and Textiles

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY | www.uky.edu/

96%

Acceptance

32,756

Students

#518

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

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