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Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2022

London College of Fashion ranked No. 1 on the list of the Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2022, according to a new study by the CEOWORLD magazine, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) placed second on the list, followed by the Central Saint Martins at No. 3.

The 2022 rankings placed Parsons School of Design in fourth ahead of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University into fifth; while School of Arts, Design and Architecture – Aalto University ranked sixth; and Savannah College of Art and Design seventh.

Overall, among the top 100 best fashion schools in the world for 2022, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by the School of Design at Royal College of Art, Istituto Marangoni International – Milan, and the Bunka Fashion College.

Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2022

RankInstitutionCampusCountryScoreRating
1London College of FashionLondon, EnglandUK85.97AAA
2Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)New YorkUS85.7AAA
3Central Saint MartinsLondon, EnglandUK85.65AAA
4Parsons School of DesignNew YorkUS85.33AAA
5Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaUS85.31AAA
6School of Arts, Design and Architecture - Aalto UniversityEspooFinland85.24AAA
7Savannah College of Art and DesignSavannah, Georgia US84.4AA
8School of Design at Royal College of ArtLondon, EnglandUK84.28AA
9Istituto Marangoni International - MilanMilanItaly84.13AA
10Bunka Fashion CollegeTokyoJapan84.09AA
11National Institute of Fashion TechnologyNew DelhiIndia84.01AA
12Fashion Design InstitutDusseldorfGermany83.46AA
13University of WestminsterLondon, EnglandUK82.8AA
14ESMOD ParisParisFrance82.77AA
15Royal Academy of Fine Arts AntwerpAntwerpBelgium82.23AA
16Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and ArtTel AvivIsrael81.84AA
17PolimodaFlorenceItaly81.6AA
18Marist CollegeNew YorkUS81.24AA
19Pratt Institute, New YorkNew YorkUS81.14AA
20University for the Creative Arts (UCA Rochester)Rochester, Kent, EnglandUK81AA
21ArtEZ Institute of the Art, ArnhemArnhemNetherlands80.01A
22Stephens CollegeColumbia, MissouriUS79.05A
23Miami International University of Art & DesignMiami, FloridaUS78.18A
24Istituto Marangoni International - FlorenceFlorenceItaly77.94A
25Royal Danish Academy of Fine ArtsCopenhagenDenmark77.78A
26Bath School of Art & DesignBath, EnglandUK77.72A
27Ryerson University School of FashionToronto, OntarioCanada77.56A
28Manchester School of ArtManchester, England UK77.1A
29Institut Francais de la ModeParisFrance76.43A
30Geneva University of Art and DesignGenevaSwitzerland 76.33A
31IED Istituto Europeo di DesignMilanItaly76.32A
32Academy of Art UniversitySan Francisco, CaliforniaUS75.34A
33Rhode Island School of DesignRhode IslandUS75.19A
34Art Institute of TampaTampa, FloridaUS74.98BBB
35Nottingham Trent UniversityNottingham, EnglandUK74.89BBB
36Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaUS74.83BBB
37California College of the ArtsSan Francisco, CaliforniaUS74.76BBB
38University of BrightonBrighton, EnglandUK74.61BBB
39Swedish School of TextilesBorasSweden74.6BBB
40Istituto Marangoni International - ParisParisFrance74.33BBB
41AMFI Amsterdam Fashion InstituteAmsterdamNetherlands74.19BBB
42Ravensbourne College of Design and CommunicationLondon, EnglandUK74.17BBB
43Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongHong Kong74.14BBB
44University for the Creative Arts (UCA Epsom)Epsom, EnglandUK73.98BBB
45Art Institute of AtlantaAtlanta, Georgia US73.91BBB
46Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts)Richmond, VirginiaUS73.58BBB
47Design School KoldingKoldingDenmark73.51BBB
48Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) at University of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia73.49BBB
49School of the Art Institute ChicagoChicago, IllinoisUS73.47BBB
50Moore College of Art & DesignPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaUS73.35BBB
51Domus AcademyMilanItaly73.33BBB
52RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia73.3BBB
53Istituto Marangoni International - LondonLondonUK73.11BBB
54Art Institute of AustinAustin, Texas US73.09BBB
55Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los AngelesLos Angeles, CaliforniaUS73.06BBB
56Otis College of Art and DesignLos Angeles, CaliforniaUS72.84BB
57Middlesex UniversityLondon, EnglandUK72.53BB
58Kyiv National University of Technologies and DesignKievUkraine72.45BB
59Fashion Design School at Otago PolytechnicDunedinNew Zealand72.4BB
60University of Applied Arts ViennaViennaAustria72.39BB
61La CambreBrusselsBelgium72.16BB
62George Brown CollegeToronto, OntarioCanada72.11BB
63LIM CollegeNew YorkUS72.1BB
64University of North TexasDenton, TexasUS72.09BB
65Accademia Costume e ModaRomeItaly71.59BB
66Ullman School of Design at University of CincinnatiCincinnati, OhioUS71.39BB
67Art Institute of DallasDallas, TexasUS71.34BB
68Columbus College of Art & DesignColumbus, OhioUS71.19BB
69Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly71.09BB
70Art Institute of HoustonHouston, TexasUS70.45BB
71Paris College of ArtParisFrance70.09BB
72Nuova Accademia di Belle ArtiMilanItaly69.4BB
73Istituto Marangoni International - MumbaiMumbaiIndia68.82BB
74University of Central LancashireLancashire, EnglandUK68.7BB
75School of Design at Edinburgh College of ArtEdinburgh, ScotlandUK68.65BB
76Istituto Marangoni International - ShanghaiShanghaiChina68.23BB
77University of NorthamptonNorthampton, EnglandUK68.06BB
78Nuova Accademia di Belle ArtiRomeItaly67.83BB
79Istituto Marangoni International - MiamiMiamiUS67.6BB
80Northumbria UniversityNewcastle, EnglandUK66.82BB
81WdKA Willem de Kooning AcademyRotterdamNetherlands66.43BB
82Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology at University of SalfordSalford, EnglandUK65.69BB
83National Institute of DesignAhmedabad, GujaratIndia65.47BB
84Oslo National College of Art and DesignOsloNorway65.44BB
85University of East LondonLondon, EnglandUK65.22BB
86Institut Français de la ModeParisFrance64.8BB
87Istituto Marangoni International - ShenzhenShenzhenChina64.11BB
88Art Institute of San AntonioSan Antonio, TexasUS64.06BB
89Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)Poole, EnglandUK63.82B
90De Montfort University (DMU)Leicester, EnglandUK63.81B
91Limerick Institute of TechnologyLimerickIreland63.64B
92Glasgow School of ArtGlasgow, ScotlandUK63.45B
93AMD Akademie Mode & DesignHamburgGermany63.39B
94Greater Brighton Metropolitan CollegeBrighton, EnglandUK63.38B
95LaSalle CollegeMontreal, QuebecCanada63.27B
96Art Institute of Virginia BeachVirginia Beach, Virginia US63.11B
97Jannette Klein UniversidadMexico CityMexico63.06B
98IED Barcelona - Istituto Europeo di DesignBarcelonaSpain63.05B
99Koefia AcademyRomeItaly62.94CCC
100Fashion Design Studio - TAFE NSWSydneyAustralia61.41CCC

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine surveyed 185,000 fashion executives, graduates, global fashion influencers, industry professionals, fashion school academics, employers, and recruiters in 200 territories between November 15, 2021, and February 22, 2022. 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 2022 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 2022,” 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 185,000 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 the exhibit. The base for global figures is 185,000 (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 info@ceoworld.biz.

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Sophie Ireland
SVP for News and Editorial Director. As CEOWORLD magazine's senior vice president for news and editorial director, Sophie Ireland oversees CEOWORLD magazine's journalism and journalists around the world and across platforms. She leads an award-winning team of journalists and newsroom executives who are committed to excellence, innovation and the highest quality reporting and storytelling. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or connect on LinkedIn. Email her at sophie@ceoworld.biz.