Organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Forbes, and Businessweek evaluate the nation’s colleges each year to determine which are the best of the best. Some organizations may publish their very own “Top 20” list, while others may rank the nation’s top 100 U.S. colleges. To determine which schools deserve a spot in the rankings, the school may be evaluated based on program offerings, graduation and retention rates, peer assessment, faculty resources (student-teacher ratio), financial resources, and student selectivity.
A number of schools in the state of Tennessee have been listed among the best, and many of these schools offer some of the nation’s best programs for aspiring fashion designers.
Just a few include O’More College of Design in Franklin—the state’s eighth largest city, Tennessee State University of Murfreesboro (sixth largest), and Lipscomb University in Nashville, the state’s second largest city.
Browse through our list below find out which Tennessee schools are the best of the best and what they have to offer.
Best Fashion School Programs Tennessee – Major Cities
Middle Tennessee State University - Degrees Offered: B.S. Textiles, Merchandising, and Design with an emphasis in Apparel Design or Fashion Merchandising, Minor in Textiles, Merchandising & Design with an option in Fashion Merchandising or Apparel Design, B.S. Interior Design
Tennessee State University - Degrees Offered: B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Design or Fashion Merchandising
Lipscomb University - Degrees Offered: B.S. Textiles and Apparel, B.S. Fashion Merchandising
The Art Institute of Tennessee, Nashville - Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion & Retail Management, Fashion Retailing Diploma, B.F.A. Interior Design
Best Fashion School Programs Tennessee – Other Cities and Towns
Tennessee Tech University - Degrees Offered: B.S. Human Ecology with a focus in Merchandising and Design
O’More College of Design - Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fashion Design, B.F.A. Interior Design
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