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Top Fashion Programs in Michigan

Written by FS StaffAugust 5, 2013
Michigan

Did You Know.... Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion offers BFA's in Fashion, Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Styling, Costume Design, and Fashion Product Development. Learn more.

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Michigan is home to 107 Title IV degree-granting institutions. The state’s collection of Title IVs consists of traditional universities, technical schools, art and design schools, and more. Many Michigan schools are considered top-tier by a variety of college ranking agencies, as well as other groups such as alums, education bloggers, student groups, and more. These groups evaluate schools based on affordability, convenience, student clubs and organizations, recreation, student population, job placement services, and other similar factors.

Many top-tier Michigan schools offer some of America’s top fashion programs. Just a few top schools with fashion programs include Western Michigan University, Wayne State University, and Michigan State University. Continue reading to find out which Michigan fashion schools made the cut and what they have to offer. Please note that the top schools listed below are in order by student population, from largest to smallest.

Top Fashion School Programs Michigan - Detroit

Wayne State University
Student Population: Nearly 29,000
Backdrop: Urban, 203-acre campus, easy access to Toledo, Cleveland, Windsor Canada, London Canada
Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Design and Merchandising, B.S. Fashion Design and Merchandising, B.F.A. Art with concentrations in Fibers, Drawing, Interior Design; M.F.A. in Art with concentrations in Fibers, Drawing; M.A. in Art with concentrations in Fibers, Drawing

The Art Institute of Michigan, Detroit
Student Population: 551
Backdrop: Urban, small campus, easy access to Toledo, Cleveland, Windsor Canada, London Canada
Degrees Offered:
B.A. Fashion Marketing & Management, A.A.S. Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Retailing Diploma, B.F.A. Interior Design, A.A.S. Interior Design

Top Fashion School Programs Michigan - Other Cities and Towns

East Lansing
Michigan State University
Student Population: 48,906
Backdrop: City, 5,200-acre campus, easy access to Detroit, Toledo, Windsor Canada
Degrees Offered: B.A. Apparel and Textiles, B.F.A. Apparel and Textile Design   

Mount Pleasant
Central Michigan University
Student Population: 27,693
Backdrop: Town, 480-acre campus, easy access to Lansing, East Lansing, East Grand Rapids
Degrees Offered: B.A. Apparel Design and Merchandising, B.A.A. Apparel Design and Merchandising, B.S. Apparel Design and Merchandising, M.S. Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology (APDMT), Accelerated Dual M.S. Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology

Kalamazoo
Western Michigan University
Student Population: 24,600
Backdrop: City, 1,200-acre campus, easy access to Fort Wayne, Indiana
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Design (Textiles and Apparel Studies), B.S. Merchandising (Textiles and Apparel Studies), B.S. Product Development (Textiles and Apparel Studies)

Ypsilanti
Eastern Michigan University
Student Population: 23,000
Backdrop: 800-acre campus, easy access to Detroit, Toledo, Windsor Canada
Degrees Offered: B.S. Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising (ATM) with concentrations in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Textiles; M.S. Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising with concentrations in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Textiles; Ph.D. Technology with a concentration in Textiles

Midland
Northwood University
Student Population: 1,536
Backdrop: Town, 434-acre campus, easy access to Detroit
Degrees Offered: B.B.A. Fashion Marketing and Management

Troy
The Art Institute of Michigan, Troy
Student Population: 551
Backdrop: City, small campus, easy access to Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, London Canada, Windsor Canada
Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Marketing & Management, A.A.S. Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Retailing Diploma, B.F.A. Interior Design

Hancock
Finlandia University
Student Population: 540
Backdrop: Rural, small campus
Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fiber + Fashion Design, B.F.A. Integrated Design, B.F.A. Illustration

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Sources
Peterson’s
Princeton Review
U.S. News & World Report College Rankings