AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management program at Auburn University has recently been ranked among the nation’s best by a website devoted to researching fashion schools across the country for students seeking information about fashion programs and careers.
According to the writers, designers and researchers behind www.fashion-schools.org, Auburn is ranked second in the Top 15 Fashion Schools in the South. Auburn’s Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production Management program is offered through the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences in the College of Human Sciences.
“These rankings provide great recognition for Auburn’s program quality and are already serving as a valuable recruitment tool for our programs,” said Carol Warfield, head of the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences.
To prepare its rankings, the website team examined more than 200 schools across the country with fashion programs on the basis of academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program and faculty and geographic location to cities considered industry meccas.
In its description of Auburn, it credits the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences for its undergraduate and advanced degree options, its 10-week professional internship requirement and the option of students participating in the semester-long Joseph S. Bruno Auburn Abroad in Italy program.
The website team also placed Auburn seventh in its rankings of the Top 75 Fashion Merchandising Schools in the U.S. and 20th in the Top 75 Fashion Design Schools in the U.S.
(Written by Amy Weaver.)