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Best Fashion Programs in Missouri

Written by FS StaffAugust 20, 2013

Let’s face it, most Americans are on a tight budget, and it’s even worse for the average college student. This means, many cash-strapped students and parents may have no choice but to choose an affordable school with a C+ rating over an expensive school with an A+ rating—even if the student receives financial aid. For college ranking agencies, cost isn’t a priority when it comes down to ranking thousands of colleges and universities across the U.S. These agencies typically consider other factors to help them separate the best from the rest.

College ranking agencies and organizations such as Princeton Review, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report may consider the school’s financial resources, student-faculty ratio, number/types of program offerings, peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, and student selectivity. Fortunately, many of Missouri’s 138 Title IV colleges and universities scored high in all areas, and some of them offer excellent fashion programs.

Just a few of the state’s best fashion programs can be found at Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), Stevens Institute of Business & Arts in St. Louis, and Missouri State University in Springfield.

Browse through our list below to find out more about Missouri’s best fashion school programs and what they have to offer.

Best Fashion School Programs Missouri - Major Cities

Stephens College - Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fashion Design and Product Development, B.F.A Fashion Communication, B.S. Fashion Marketing and Management, B.A. Apparel Studies

University of Missouri - Degrees Offered: B.S. Apparel Marketing and Merchandising, B.S. Apparel Product Development, B.S. International Apparel Marketing and Merchandising, B.S. International Apparel Product Development, Minor in Textile and Apparel Management

Kansas City
Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) - Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fiber with coursework in Jacquard Weaving, Costume Design, Textile Design and Fashion Knitwear, B.F.A. Illustration

Missouri State University – Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Merchandising and Design. Two-Year and Three-Year programs are available.

St. Louis
Fontbonne University - Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fashion Merchandising

St. Louis
Stevens Institute of Business & Arts - Degrees Offered: B.A. Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising, A.A.S. Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising, B.A./A.A.S. Interior Design

St. Louis
Washington University - Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fashion Design

St. Louis
Webster University - Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Costume Design, B.F.A. Costume Construction, B.F.A. Wig and Makeup Design

Best Fashion School Programs Missouri – Other Cities and Towns

St. Charles
Lindenwood University – Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Design, B.F.A. Fashion Design, B.A. Retail Management, Minor in Fashion Design, Minor in Retail Management

University of Central Missouri - Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion: Textiles and Clothing in Business, B.F.A. 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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