Enrollment at NYC Fashion Schools Up 34%

Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Even though the fashion industry has not been growing a lot  these past years because of the unsteady economy, it has not stopped hundreds of students from rushing to New York City’s top fashion and design schools, reported the Center
Even though the fashion industry has not been growing a lot  these past years because of the unsteady economy, it has not stopped hundreds of students from rushing to New York City’s top fashion and design schools, reported the Center for the Urban Future in a new study.

In the past decade, NYC’s design and architecture schools, such as Pratt Institute, Parsons The New School for Design or the Fashion Institute of Technology, have experienced an increase by 34% in enrollment.

NYC schools have given 40% more design and architecture degrees. These degrees have overtaken the number of degrees given in other majors such as finance, fine arts and psychology.

According to the study, more American designers learn fashion in New York than any other city, way ahead of Los Angeles. To be noted: 129 out of 386 members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America‘s attended school in New York.

What’s more: 81% of the 322 New-York based design professionals being surveyed had hired a design graduate from NYC in the last five years. However, 88% of them admitted that NYC design schools did not provide significant opportunities to develop business and entrepreneurial skills.

Visit the Center for an Urban Future to read the complete results of the study. 


Source: Center for an Urban Future 

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