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2021 Best Textile & Apparel Studies Schools

59 Colleges
$33,403 Avg Salary
$23,866 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Textile & Apparel Studies School for You

Textile & Apparel Studies is the #176 most popular major in the country with 3,476 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Textile & Apparel Studies Schools ranking. This report analyzed 59 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Textile & Apparel Studies Schools in the United States

Check out the textile studies programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Textile & Apparel Studies Schools

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our analysis found Cornell University to be the best school for textile and apparel studies students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Delaware. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Textile & Apparel Studies Schools list. U of Delaware is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Newark.

Textile Studies majors at U of Delaware take out an average of $23,250 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $241.

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The excellent programs at Indiana University - Bloomington helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best textile and apparel studies schools in the United States. Located in the city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Textile Studies majors at IU Bloomington take out an average of $20,381 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $212.

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The excellent programs at University of Wisconsin - Madison helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best textile and apparel studies schools in the United States. Wisconsin is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Madison.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Illinois State University is a great place for textile and apparel studies students. Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#6

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus ranked #6 on this year’s Best Textile & Apparel Studies Schools list. Purdue is a very large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Textile & Apparel Studies Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Menomonie, UW - Stout is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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University of Missouri - Columbia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for textile and apparel studies students. It came in at #8 on the list. Mizzou is a very large public school located in the city of Columbia.

While working on their degree, textile studies majors at Mizzou accumulate an average of around $21,500 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa ranked #9 on this year’s Best Textile & Apparel Studies Schools list. UNI is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Cedar Falls.

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Iowa State University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Textile & Apparel Studies Schools ranking. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ames.

After completing their degree, textile studies graduates from Iowa State carry an average student debtload of $22,922. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $238.

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Textile & Apparel Studies by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Textile & Apparel Studies is one of 8 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 43,687
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 5,318
General Family & Consumer Sciences 3,753
Family & Consumer Economics 1,593
Housing 785

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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