Programs: Fashion Merchandising
East Carolina University
Founded in 1907 and located in Greenville, North Carolina, this public, coeducational, doctoral/research university is the third-largest university in North Carolina and the fastest-growing campus in the University of North Carolina system for six consecutive years. It has an impressive 1,600-acre campus and 27,000 students.
It is known for using innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values to compete and succeed in a global, multicultural society. Among its more than 100 Bachelor degree programs, you will find a very good BS in Fashion Merchandising.
This very demanding program covers most aspects of the fashion industry, from the fashion designer to the manufacturers, distributors, marketers and the retailers.
Students have a vast range of experiences including study abroad, trips to companies, museum exhibits and apparel markets, creating visual displays for local retailers, and interacting with top-level industry professionals.
Students are continuously working with industry professionals in high-demand fields; participating in student organizations and community outreach programs; joining faculty in key research efforts; and engaging in experiential learning in the classroom. All the workrooms are fully equipped with the latest of technology and professional-level tools.
It’s an enriching educational opportunity preparing you for the real-world work environment. This foundational work is evident in the successes of the Alumni, many of whom act as industry leaders, community pillars, and entrepreneurs. More specifically, Alumni have worked with notable companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, H&M, Burberry, Lilly Pulitzer, Gap, J.Crew, Kate Spade, Valentino NY, Crate and Barrel, Ann Taylor, and Vogue.
The East Carolina University is listed by Forbes Magazine as a “Best Buy” and 181st among “national universities” by U.S. News & World Report. It has a 62% acceptance rate while 58.4% of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid. The 6-year graduation rate is 57%.