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Top Fashion Programs in Texas

Written by FS StaffJuly 31, 2013
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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 Texas fashion schools are tops, and what they have to offer. Please note that the schools below are listed according to population from highest to lowest.

Top Fashion School Programs – Major Texas Cities

Austin
University of Texas, Austin
Student Population: 50,000+
Backdrop: Urban, 350-acre campus, easy access to San Antonio
Degrees Offered: B.S. Textiles and Apparel with options in Apparel Design & Conservation/Apparel Design Specialization and Retail Merchandising; M.S. Textile & Apparel Technology (MSTAT)

Fort Worth
Texas Christian University (TCU)
Student Population: 9,725
Backdrop: Urban, 277-acre campus, easy access to Arlington, Dallas, Irving, Plano, Waco
Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design

San Antonio
University of the Incarnate Word
Student Population: 9,188
Backdrop: City, 154-acre campus, easy access to downtown San Antonio, Austin
Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Management with a Merchandising or Design concentration

Houston
The Art Institute of Houston-North
Student Population: 1,562*
Backdrop: Urban, 2-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion & Retail Management, Fashion Retailing Diploma

Houston
The Art Institute of Houston
Student Population: 1,562*
Backdrop: Urban, 2-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion & Retail Management, B.F.A. Fashion Design, Fashion Retailing Diploma

Austin
The Art Institute of Austin
Student Population: 1,127
Backdrop: Urban, 2-acre campus, easy access to San Antonio
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion & Retail Management, B.F.A. Fashion Design, Fashion Retailing Diploma

Dallas
The Art Institute of Dallas
Student Population: 1,120
Backdrop: Urban, 2-acre campus, easy access to Fort Worth, Plano, Arlington
Degrees Offered: A.A.S. Fashion Design, B.F.A. Fashion & Retail Management, B.F.A. Fashion Design, Fashion Retailing Certificate

San Antonio
The Art Institute of San Antonio
Student Population: 539
Backdrop: Urban, 2-acre campus, easy access to Austin
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion & Retail Management, B.F.A. Fashion Design, Fashion Retailing Diploma

Fort Worth
The Art Institute of Fort Worth
Student Population: 280
Backdrop: Urban, 2-acre campus, easy access to Dallas, Irving, Plano, Arlington, Waco
Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fashion & Retail Management, Fashion Retailing Certificate

Top Fashion School Programs – Other Texas Cities and Towns

Denton
University of North Texas
Student Population: 35,754
Backdrop: City, 884-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fashion Design, M.F.A. Fashion Design, B.S. Merchandising, Home Furnishings Merchandising

San Marcos
Texas State University
Student Population: 34,225
Backdrop: City, 457-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Merchandising, M.A. Fashion Merchandising


Lubbock
Texas Tech University
Student Population: 30,000+
Backdrop:  City, 1,839-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B.S. Apparel Design and Manufacturing

Huntsville
Sam Houston State University
Student Population: 18,000+
Backdrop: Town, 316-acre main campus, 1,600+ acre agricultural complex, easy access to Houston
Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Merchandising, B.S. Fashion Merchandising

Denton
Texas Woman’s University
Student Population: 15,168
Backdrop: City, 270-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B.A. and B.B.A. (Dual Degrees) in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing, Fashion Merchandising and Management, Fashion Merchandising and Entrepreneurship; B.S. Fashion Merchandising with a Planning or Management Emphasis, B.S. Fashion Merchandising with a Marketing Minor and Management Emphasis, B.S. Fashion Merchandising with a Marketing Minor and Planning Emphasis; B.A. and B.S. (Dual Degree) Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising; B.S. Fashion Merchandising with a Marketing Minor + B.A. in Fashion Design (Double Degree); Minor in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising

Beaumont
Lamar University
Student Population: 14,000
Backdrop: Village, 270-acre campus, easy access to Houston, Louisiana
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Retailing & Merchandising

Waco
Baylor University
Student Population: 12,575
Backdrop: City, 1,000-acre campus, easy access to Arlington, Fort Worth, Dallas, Irving, Austin
Degrees Offered: B.A. Apparel Design & Product Management, Apparel Merchandising, B.S.F.C.S. Apparel Design & Product Management, Apparel Merchandising

Nacogdoches
Stephen F. Austin State University
Student Population: 9,568
Backdrop: Town, 401-acre campus
Degrees Offered: Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Merchandising

Kingsville
Texas A & M University
Student Population: 6,200
Backdrop: City, 250-acre campus, easy access to Corpus Christi
Degrees Offered: B.S. in Human Sciences with a concentration in Fashion & Interiors Merchandising

Cedar Hill
Northwood University
Student Population: 794
Backdrop: Village, 90-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Marketing, B.A. Fashion Management

More Programs to Consider:

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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Sources
Peterson’s
Princeton Review
U.S. News & World Report College Rankings