Kent State Fashion School Ranked #3 Nationally for Merchandising, #4 for Design in New Ratings | Kent State University
Kent State University students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2017 Spring Fashion Show
 Kent State University students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2017 Spring Fashion Show

Kent State Fashion School Ranked #3 Nationally for Merchandising, #4 for Design in New Ratings

Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising has once again been named among the nation’s elite, according to new rankings from Fashion-schools.org.

For Fashion Merchandising, the school has been rated #3 Nationally (top 2 percent of schools considered), #3 Nationally among public schools and colleges (top 4 percent of schools considered), and #1 in the Midwest.

For Fashion Design, the school has been rated #4 Nationally (top 3 percent of schools considered), #2 Nationally among public schools and colleges (top 3 percent of schools considered), and #1 in the Midwest.

“We are incredibly pleased that the Fashion School at Kent State continues to be recognized as one of the top schools in the United States with the release of the Fashion-Schools.org rankings, and amongst the best in the world in other internationally-focused rankings as well,” said J.R. Campbell, director of Kent State’s Fashion School. “We continually strive to be the best at supporting a globally-active, industry-focused educational platform for our diverse and international population of fashion students right here in Kent, Ohio.”

The school was founded in 1983 and boasts a current enrollment of approximately 2,000 students who are educated across three locations including Rockwell Hall on Kent Campus, the university’s New York City studio located in the Garment District, and at Kent State’s Florence Campus in Italy. Students enrolled in the Fashion School are also offered study-away opportunities in Paris, South Korea and China. Approximately 90 percent of the school’s graduates find employment in their field in less than a year, and more than 3,000 alumni can be found throughout the industry working for the world’s most recognized brands.

Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising has also been ranked Internationally:

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