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Top Fashion Programs in Kentucky

Written by FS StaffAugust 20, 2013
Kentucky

Kentucky is home to dozens of neat college towns and big city campuses that welcome thousands of students each year. Many of the state’s college towns are home to some of the regions top schools. These schools made the cut based on factors such as affordability, convenience, student clubs and organizations, recreation, student population, job placement services, financial aid programs, and more. Fortunately, several of these top schools also offer top-tier fashion programs.

Continue reading to find out which Kentucky schools made the list of “Top Schools” and what they have to offer. Please note that the schools listed below are in order by student population from largest to smallest.

Top Fashion School Programs Kentucky - Major Cities

Lexington
University of Kentucky 
Student Population: 28,094 (all levels)
Backdrop: City, 800-plus acre campus (updated 2013 by UKY) easy access to downtown Lexington, Louisville, Cincinnati OH
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

Bowling Green
Western Kentucky University
Student Population: 21,100+
Backdrop: City, 235-acre campus, easy access to Louisville, Nashville TN
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

Richmond
Eastern Kentucky University
Student Population: 15,968
Backdrop: City, 675-acre campus, easy access to Louisville, Lexington-Fayette, Cincinnati OH
Degrees Offered: B.S. in Apparel Design and Merchandising

Top Fashion School Programs Kentucky - Other Cities and Towns

Murray
Murray State University 
Student Population: 10,832
Backdrop: Rural, 236-acre campus, easy access to Nashville, Clarksville, and Jackson TN
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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Sources
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Princeton Review
U.S. News & World Report College Rankings

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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