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Top Fashion Programs in Colorado

Written by bprescottJuly 31, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered why certain fashion schools make the list of top schools and others do not, we’re here to tell you how it works. Education bloggers, students/student groups, alums, media companies, publishers, and others create these lists based on a variety of factors ranging from cost to quality of campus life. Just a few other factors include tuition cost, location, job placement, types of clubs and organizations, cultural activities, and student life.

Continue reading to find out which Colorado fashion schools are tops and what they have to offer. Please note that the schools are arranged from highest to lowest student population.

Top Fashion School Programs Colorado

Fort Collins
Colorado State University
Student Population: 23,479
Backdrop: City, 5,000-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B.S. Apparel and Merchandising with a focus in Apparel Design and Production, B.S. in Apparel Merchandising with a focus in Merchandising, B.S. Interior Design, M.S. Design and Merchandising with a focus in Apparel and Merchandising, M.S. Design and Merchandising with a focus in Interior Design, Minor in Merchandising

Emily Griffith Technical College
Student Population: 10,000 annually
Backdrop: City, small campus
Degrees Offered: Fashion Designer Certificate, Apparel Alterations Certificate, Apparel Pattern Drafting Certificate

Johnson & Wales University
Student Population: 1,500+
Backdrop: City, 26-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B.S. in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Marketing with concentrations in The Business of Fashion, Fashion Promotion, Fashion Forecasting, Retail Industry Seminar, Merchandise Buying, Comparative Retail Strategies

Art Institute of Colorado
Student Population: 1,465
Backdrop: City, 2-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fashion Design, B.A. Fashion Retailing, Fashion Retailing Diploma

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Student Population: 684
Backdrop: City, 23-acre campus
Degrees Offered: MA in Design Strategy & Innovation, B.F.A. Interior Design (Online), BFA Illustration (on campus and online), B.F.A. Fine Art (Alternative Materials coursework)

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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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