30. UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI (Cincinnati, OH, US)
-Programs: Fashion Design (combined with Product Development)
-Number of Students: Undergrads: 24,000; Fashion Design: 180
-Tuition: OH residents: $10,784; Out of state: $25,816
-Famous Grads: Stan Herman (former CFDA president)
-What the Students Say: “There are two sections within the Fashion Design program at UC: Fashion Design and Product Development. If you want to learn the important basics of sewing and design skills, choose Fashion Design, NOT Product Development.” “The co-op program is spectacular. Every other semester we go out and intern at any company we want that will hire us. I will have five internships completed at real fashion studios and corporations [by graduation]. Future employers love that we have more practical and industry experience than anyone else.”
-The Bottom Line: The Design program, in general, consistently ranks as one of the best in the nation.