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Top Fashion Programs in Wisconsin

Written by FS StaffAugust 14, 2013

Wisconsin is home to some of the nation’s top academic institutions. Just a few include University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Marquette University. The state’s top schools can be found on the list of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, Princeton Review, and more. These schools routinely make the cut based on a variety of factors from graduation and retention rates to student selectivity.

Student groups, alums, education bloggers, career magazines, and other similar groups may evaluate schools based on other factors. They may consider cost, convenience, student clubs and organizations, campus life, job placement services, and more. Whether evaluated by student groups, bloggers, or Forbes, the best of the best will always find their way to the top!

Continue reading to find out which Wisconsin fashion schools made the cut and what they have to offer. Please note that the top schools listed below are in order by student population from largest to smallest.

Top Fashion School Programs Wisconsin - Major Cities

Madison
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Student Population: 42,820
Backdrop: City, 936-acre campus, easy access to Milwaukee
Degrees Offered: B.S. Textile & Apparel Design, B.S. Interior Design, M.F.A. Textiles/Fibers, Apparel, Interior Environments, M.S. Design Studies, Ph.D. Design, Textile Science Certificate, Material Culture Certificate

Madison
Madison Area Technical College
Student Population: 40,000+ students
Backdrop: City, 11 large campuses, easy access to Milwaukee
Degrees Offered: A.A.S. Fashion Marketing, Retail Management Certificate,
A.A. Interior Design

Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Student Population: 30,000
Backdrop: City, 104-acre campus, easy access to Madison, Chicago
Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fibers, B.F.A. Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Milwaukee
Mount Mary College
Student Population: 1,856
Backdrop: Metropolis, 80-acre campus, easy access to Madison, Chicago
Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Design with concentrations in Technical Design or Creative Design, B.A. Merchandise Management with a Minor in Business Administration, Fashion Design Certificate, Merchandise Management Certificate, B.A. Interior Design

Milwaukee
The Art Institute of Wisconsin
Student Population: 217
Backdrop: Metropolis, small campus, easy access to Madison, Chicago
Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Design, B.A. Fashion Marketing, B.A. Interior Design

Top Fashion School Programs Wisconsin - Other Cities and Towns

Menomonie
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Polytechnic University
Student Population: 9,247
Backdrop: Small city, 131-acre campus, easy access to easy access to Eau Claire WI, Chippewa Falls WI, Saint Paul MN, Minneapolis MN
Degrees Offered: B.S. Apparel Design and Development with concentrations in Apparel Design, Apparel Development, and Apparel Product Management, M.F.A. Design, Minor in Retailing, Specialization in Color

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Sources
Peterson’s
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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