Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has been named the best fashion school in the world for 2021 by the CEOWORLD magazine, while London College of Fashion and Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, respectively.
Also making the cut was the prestigious School of Arts, Design and Architecture – Aalto University (No. 4) as well as Central Saint Martins (No. 5); Parsons School of Design (No. 6); and Istituto Marangoni International – Milan (No. 7). Overall, among the top 10 best fashion schools in the world, the 8th, 9th, and 10th positions are held by Bunka Fashion College, National Institute of Fashion Technology -New Delhi, and Savannah College of Art and Design.
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School of Design at Royal College of Art took the No. 11 spot, followed by Fashion Design Institut (No. 12) and Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (No. 13). Meanwhile, Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art ranked No. 14 in the CEOWORLD magazine’s ranking of the best fashion schools in the world for 2021.
Polimoda Florence came in 15th place, followed by the University of Westminster (16th), ESMOD Paris (17th), the University for the Creative Arts (UCA Rochester) (18th), and ArtEZ Institute of the Art Arnhem, ranked 19th. Out of 100 best fashion institutes in the world for 2021, Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri ranked No. twentieth.
Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2021
Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine surveyed 186,350 fashion executives, graduates, global fashion influencers, industry professionals, fashion school academics, employers, and recruiters in 200 territories between November 15, 2020 and February 22, 2021. Ten percent of the interviews were conducted by telephone, 82% online, and 8% by post or face-to-face. All quantitative interviews were conducted on a confidential basis, without relying on institutions’ data submissions. The research was undertaken by CEOWORLD magazine Research, our global center of excellence for primary research and evidence-based consulting services. To establish our list, we collected information and statistics from publicly available sources, research, and survey. Participants were asked to rate institutions on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.” The 2021 Global Fashion Schools survey was carried out by the CEOWORLD magazine – the website for corporate executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
The rankings are based on seven major metrics of quality and reputation. Overall Score (100%) is the sum of:
1. Perceived Global Brands Influence (20%)
2. Recruiters Responses (20%)
3. Employers Feedback (10%)
4. Job Placement Rate (10%)
5. Admission Eligibility (10%)
6. Specialization (10%)
7. Academic Reputation (20%)
However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the institutions above are the CEOWORLD magazine’s “best fashion schools in the world for 2021,” there may be many other fashion schools that offer excellent programs. This ranking should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a fashion school, and are merely one element to consider.
The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 186,350 respondents is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results.
Not all figures add up to 100% as a result of rounding percentages and excluding ‘neither/nor’ and ‘don’t know’ responses from exhibit. The base for global figures is 186,350 (global respondents) unless otherwise stated. All responses are kept confidential to allow survey participants to share their perspectives in a respectful, truthful, unbiased, and collegial setting. For more information, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.