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Best Fashion Programs in Kentucky

Written by FS StaffAugust 20, 2013

A fashion school with a large student body does say a lot about the school. I mean, with so many students, the school has to be popular, right?  Sure. But for some, large class sizes can be a con when weighing the pros and cons of any given school. Many college ranking agencies consider class size or rather student-faculty ratio to help determine which schools are the best of the best. They might also consider student selectivity, program offerings, financial resources, graduation and retention rates, and peer assessment.

Some of the nation’s most respected college ranking agencies and organizations include Princeton Review, Forbes, Businessweek, and U.S. News & World Report. Each year, these groups publish a list of America’s best schools, how they rank, and what they have to offer. These groups may also list the best schools by region and the best in any given state. Several Kentucky schools often make the cut and many offer top-tier fashion programs.

Just a few of the state’s best programs for aspiring fashion designers are offered at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and Murray State University. Browse through our list below to find out more about Kentucky’s best schools for fashion and what they have to offer.

Best Fashion School Programs Kentucky - Major Cities

Bowling Green
Western Kentucky University – Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Merchandising, Minor in Textiles and Apparel Merchandising, Minor in Consumer and Family Sciences with Design and Clothing coursework, B.S. Interior Design, Minor in Interior Design

University of Kentucky  - Degrees Offered: B.S. Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles, M.S. in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles with a focus in or Textile and Apparel Merchandising/Management, Historic Textiles and Costume, Cultural and Social Issues of Dress, Consumer Behavior, or Consumer Textiles/Quality Assurance

Eastern Kentucky University – Degrees Offered: B.S. in Apparel Design and Merchandising

Best Fashion School Programs Kentucky – Other Cities and Towns

Murray State University – Degrees Offered: B.S. Family & Consumer Science Education with a focus in Textiles and Apparel Production and Analysis, B.S. Interior Design

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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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