2022 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

1,917

Graduates Per Year

$51K

Average Salary

#153

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

1,917

69% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

80

58% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

152

Illustration

2,000

153

Fashion Design

1,917

154

Architectural Technology

1,864

Cost

Median Cost

$29,350

8% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

211

Religious Education

$29,475

212

Fashion Design

$29,350

213

Botany

$29,346

Salary

Average Salary

$35,097

9% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

189

Interior Design

$35,097

190

Fashion Design

$35,097

191

Design and Visual Communications

$35,097

Professors

Average

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

188

Animal Sciences

189

Fashion Design

190

Visual and Performing Arts

Students

Very Diverse

4.3/5

17.24% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

60

Culinary Arts

61

Fashion Design

62

Digital Arts

SUMMARY

Studying Fashion Design is not only a valuable choice, but commonly a critical first step for scholars wanting to enter a career as a runway designer, a male fashion editor, or a runway process engineer. In fact, fashion design is a ​unique degree coming in at the 153rd most popular area of study. In the last year, there were 1,917 fashion design graduates. In-state tuition for fashion design at private schools is, on average, 3.3 times more spendy than their public fellows.

With only 80 colleges offering this degree you could have limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you are looking to surround yourself with other fashion design undergraduates, consider colleges in New York which have more undergraduates admitted to fashion design than any other state. More generally, the top region to study fashion design is in the Mid East region with Montclair State University, The New School, and Fashion Institute of Technology best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to major in fashion design is the Mid-American Conference with Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, Kent State University at Kent, and Miami University-Oxford representing the conference. Based on our list on the best colleges, our choice for the best university for fashion design is Syracuse University.

The objectively best school does not mean it is the best school for every student. There can be a bunch more perspectives to weigh when selecting school. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could impact your feelings of which college to attend. Here at authority.org, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are intrigued by which fashion design school has the best campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If you are very interested in which college boasts the finest campus, then we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more to evaluate every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and from that list, our selection for the school with the best student life for fashion design is Syracuse University. Curious why? Keep reading to learn more about our top selections. Many of our picks might shock you.

If cost is a significant factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might consider avoiding Syracuse University. Syracuse University is our most expensive school for fashion design, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have an entire page for the most expensive schools that might put the cost of Syracuse University into perspective. You may also care to know that fashion design is the 212th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average expense of $29,400. On a broader scale, the most costly state for fashion design in the nation is Washington with expenses at the main school, Seattle Pacific University, of $44,604. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for fashion design is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with California College of the Arts with a cost of $50,592, Otis College of Art and Design with a cost of $45,200, and Seattle Pacific University with a cost of $44,604.

Our cheapest region for fashion design is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with a cost of $17,670. More optimistically, the most affordable school for fashion design is Fashion Institute of Technology. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state students can anticipate paying around $11,200 for a degree in fashion design. The cost inflates substantially to an average of $24,600 for an out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the college constituting the best value for fashion design: Thomas Jefferson University. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list for the universities we see as being the best value overall. With that said, this list is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for fashion design students vary a lot, but two years after graduation graduates will typically earn around $51,100. There is a lot of variation in earnings; top positions can experience pay up to $94,800. Right out of college, the lowest earning positions within the fashion design space earn $28,000, which could be worse. The highest earning grads for fashion design come from Drexel University and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of fashion design ranks quite high, ranking in the 85th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the most composite diversity for fashion design is The New School and here you can find our general list for the universities which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Fashion Design is only in the 49th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, ranking in the 99th percentile. White collegians make up the largest proportion, 38%, of those majoring in fashion design. Additionally, 88% of scholars seeking a fashion design major are women.

The median rating for fashion design professors is 4 stars, a score which is surprisingly the median score for every major; this is a fine. If you want the most popular fashion design instructor in the country, look no further than William Perrine from Kent State University at Kent. This might be surprising, but the best ranked professors of fashion design according to students are at Fashion Institute of Technology. If we consider data other than simply rankings we find that the college possessing the overall best instructors for fashion design is University of Delaware. You can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for fashion design is Syracuse University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a detailed list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that considering the education process with a lens mainly informed by superlatives can cause issues. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on different schools and explore a couple of our background pages on important details to look for as your school search develops.

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Fashion Institute of Technology

#1 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

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

The New School

#2 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

The New School is a large private university located in New York, NY ranked 180th in the nation. It has a total of 9,104 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.34% acceptance rate. The New School offers 113 different majors and is best known for its Fine and Studio Arts Management, Fashion Design, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,778 per year, The New School is very high-priced. 60.27% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to generate approximately $44,500 per year, which is 7% over the national median.

New York, NY

https://www.newschool.edu/

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

12,497

Students

#180

Ranking

$49,778

Tuition

Moore College of Art and Design

#3 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Moore College of Art and Design is a very small private art school located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 43rd in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 384 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 46.99% of applicants. Moore College of Art and Design offers 15 different majors and is best known for its Fashion Design, Illustration, and Digital Arts programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 8th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,654 per year, Moore College of Art and Design is rather costly. 61.87% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home around $33,300 per year, which is 20% under the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.moore.edu

B-

Rating

47%

Acceptance

422

Students

#569

Ranking

$41,654

Tuition

Savannah College of Art and Design

#4 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

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

Otis College of Art and Design

#5 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Otis College of Art and Design is a small private art school located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 61st in California. It has a total of 1,209 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.17% of applicants. Otis College of Art and Design offers 12 different majors and is best known for its Digital Arts, Environmental Design, and Visual and Performing Arts programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,200 per year, Otis College of Art and Design is extremely costly. 63.05% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate more or less $44,900 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.otis.edu

B-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

1,288

Students

#599

Ranking

$45,200

Tuition

Pratt Institute-Main

#6 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Pratt Institute-Main is a mid-sized private art school located in Brooklyn, NY ranked 206th in America. It has a total of 4,192 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 55.5% of applicants. Pratt Institute-Main offers 73 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Technology, Drawing, and Industrial and Product Design programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,754 per year, Pratt Institute-Main is exceptionally high-priced. 63.82% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home approximately $43,400 per year, which is 4% above the national median.

Brooklyn, NY

www.pratt.edu

A

Rating

56%

Acceptance

5,683

Students

#206

Ranking

$51,754

Tuition

Syracuse University

#7 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Syracuse University is a very large private university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 109th in the US. It has a total of 28,546 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.38% of applicants. Syracuse University offers 368 different majors and is best known for its Broadcast Journalism, Public Administration, and Photojournalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,210 per year, Syracuse University is very expensive. 77.41% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $62,100 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Syracuse, NY

https://www.syracuse.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#109

Ranking

$52,210

Tuition

Thomas Jefferson University

#8 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Thomas Jefferson University is a mid-sized private medical school located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 187th in the US. It has a total of 3,980 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.88% of applicants. Thomas Jefferson University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology, Interior Architecture, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,680 per year, Thomas Jefferson University is rather expensive. 73.57% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in about $80,300 per year, which is 93% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.jefferson.edu

A

Rating

66%

Acceptance

8,773

Students

#187

Ranking

$40,680

Tuition

Drexel University

#9 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Drexel University is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 174th in America. It has a total of 17,591 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.7% of applicants. Drexel University offers 360 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Business Management, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,146 per year, Drexel University is extremely high-priced. 56.25% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn approximately $68,800 per year, which is 66% above the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

https://drexel.edu

A

Rating

75%

Acceptance

28,249

Students

#174

Ranking

$52,146

Tuition

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

#10 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a small public art school located in Boston, MA ranked 28th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 2,293 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.82% acceptance rate. Massachusetts College of Art and Design offers 31 different majors and is best known for its Art Teacher Education, Environmental Design, and Printmaking programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $1,030 for students from Massachusetts and $25,730 for those from out-of-state, Massachusetts College of Art and Design is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.5% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $36,200 per year, which is 13% below the national median.

Boston, MA

www.massart.edu

A-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

2,495

Students

#308

Ranking

$25,730

Tuition

Baylor University

#11 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Baylor University is a large private university located in Waco, TX ranked 140th in the nation. It has a total of 14,751 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.33% acceptance rate. Baylor University offers 209 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Entrepreneurship, and Management Information Systems programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $42,842 per year, Baylor University is rather expensive. 71.81% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home near $51,600 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Waco, TX

www.baylor.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

18,956

Students

#140

Ranking

$42,842

Tuition

University of Delaware

#12 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

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

SUNY Oneonta

#13 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

SUNY Oneonta is a mid-sized public institution located in Oneonta, NY ranked 77th in New York. It has a total of 6,526 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 56.04% acceptance rate. SUNY Oneonta offers 87 different majors and is best known for its Music Management, Fashion Design, and Digital Arts programs (nationally ranked 8th, 13th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY Oneonta is reasonably priced. 63.53% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn about $43,400 per year, which is 4% over the national median.

Oneonta, NY

https://suny.oneonta.edu

B-

Rating

56%

Acceptance

7,131

Students

#603

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

Virginia Commonwealth University

#14 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Virginia Commonwealth University is a very large public university located in Richmond, VA ranked 18th in Virginia. It has a total of 25,706 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.14% of applicants. Virginia Commonwealth University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Health Teacher Education, Sculpture, and Painting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,094 for in-state students and $32,742 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Commonwealth University is reasonably costly. 60.91% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make approximately $44,000 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Richmond, VA

https://www.vcu.edu/

B-

Rating

87%

Acceptance

33,462

Students

#580

Ranking

$32,742

Tuition

Michigan State University

#15 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

Marist College

#16 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Marist College is a mid-sized private institution located in Poughkeepsie, NY ranked 184th in the US. It has a total of 6,184 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.23% of applicants. Marist College offers 79 different majors and is best known for its Fashion Merchandising, Multimedia Art, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,800 per year, Marist College is rather expensive. 78.36% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in approximately $56,900 per year, which is 37% greater than the national median.

Poughkeepsie, NY

www.Marist.edu

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

7,462

Students

#184

Ranking

$41,800

Tuition

Montclair State University

#17 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Montclair State University is a very large public college located in Montclair, NJ ranked 16th in New Jersey. It has a total of 19,009 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly north of 3 out of every 4 applicants. Montclair State University offers 169 different majors and is best known for its Human Development and Family Studies, Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, and Fashion Design programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 8th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,082 for in-state students and $20,042 for those from out-of-state, Montclair State University is moderately priced. 67.22% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to take home near $49,600 per year, which is 19% greater than the national median.

Montclair, NJ

www.montclair.edu

B-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

24,235

Students

#581

Ranking

$20,042

Tuition

Indiana University-Bloomington

#18 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

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

Centenary University

#19 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Centenary University is a small private college located in Hackettstown, NJ ranked 20th in New Jersey. It has a total of 1,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.04% of applicants. Centenary University offers 43 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, Theatre Management, and Fashion Design programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $32,572 per year, Centenary University is reasonably expensive. 57.56% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn about $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Hackettstown, NJ

www.centenaryuniversity.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

2,180

Students

#748

Ranking

$32,572

Tuition

Miami University-Oxford

#20 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Miami University-Oxford is a large public university located in Oxford, OH ranked 11th in Ohio. It has a total of 18,631 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 80.39% of applicants. Miami University-Oxford offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Chemistry Teacher Education, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, and Gerontology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,879 for in-state students and $32,905 for those from out-of-state, Miami University-Oxford is somewhat moderately pricey. 48.98% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% above the national median.

Oxford, OH

miamioh.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

22,010

Students

#374

Ranking

$32,905

Tuition

California College of the Arts

#21 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

California College of the Arts is a small private art school located in San Francisco, CA ranked 50th in California. It has a total of 1,655 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting just less than six in seven applicants. California College of the Arts offers 33 different majors and is best known for its Industrial and Product Design, Multimedia Art, and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects programs (nationally ranked 5th, 6th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,592 per year, California College of the Arts is exceptionally high-priced. 57.53% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home more or less $37,200 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

San Francisco, CA

www.cca.edu

B

Rating

85%

Acceptance

2,136

Students

#484

Ranking

$50,592

Tuition

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

#22 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Cincinnati, OH ranked 25th in Ohio. It has a total of 30,173 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting barely under seven ninths of applicants. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus offers 459 different majors and is best known for its Respiratory Care Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Commercial and Advertising Art programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,982 for in-state students and $25,316 for those from out-of-state, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 48.08% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $42,300 per year, which is 2% above the national median.

Cincinnati, OH

www.uc.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

43,692

Students

#661

Ranking

$25,316

Tuition

Arizona State University-Tempe

#23 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Arizona State University-Tempe is a very large public university located in Tempe, AZ ranked 1st in Arizona. It has a total of 46,314 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.47% of applicants. Arizona State University-Tempe offers 353 different majors and is best known for its Physical Sciences, Urban Planning, and Family and Consumer Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,710 for in-state students and $28,800 for those from out-of-state, Arizona State University-Tempe is reasonably pricey. 60.21% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw about $47,700 per year, which is 15% over the national median.

Tempe, AZ

www.asu.edu/

A-

Rating

86%

Acceptance

56,567

Students

#313

Ranking

$28,800

Tuition

Texas Tech University

#24 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

Texas Tech University is a very large public university located in Lubbock, TX ranked 18th in Texas. It has a total of 33,618 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 7/10ths of applicants. Texas Tech University offers 215 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Public Services, Human Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,744 for students from Texas and $16,704 for those from out-of-state, Texas Tech University is moderately priced. 58.48% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Lubbock, TX

www.ttu.edu

B

Rating

69%

Acceptance

41,153

Students

#431

Ranking

$16,704

Tuition

University of North Texas

#25 Best Colleges for Fashion Design

University of North Texas is a very large public university located in Denton, TX ranked 24th in Texas. It has a total of 35,111 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73.61% acceptance rate. University of North Texas offers 243 different majors and is best known for its General Studies, Jazz, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 1st, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,295 for students from Texas and $18,423 for those from out-of-state, University of North Texas is reasonably priced. 55.16% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take in near $45,000 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Denton, TX

www.unt.edu

C+

Rating

74%

Acceptance

43,963

Students

#668

Ranking

$18,423

Tuition