Rankings and Affiliations | Kent State University

Rankings and Affiliations

National and International Rankings

The Fashion School at Kent State University is consistently rated among the best fashion institutions in the U.S. and worldwide. We've compiled a range of fashion-specific surveys that rank us alongside our national and international peer institutions. Follow each link to learn more about the survey and its methodology:

  • Fashion-Schools.org
    • #1 Fashion School in the midwest; 
    • #4 Design School in the U.S. 
    • #3 Merchandising in the U.S.
  • Business of Fashion 
  • Fashionista — #23 in the world
  • CEO World — #24 in the world

Additionally, Kent State University ranks in the top tier of American universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to receive such a distinction.

Institutional Affiliations

The Fashion School at Kent State University has been designated an Ohio Center of Excellence by the state Board of Regents and is a member institution of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) and National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).