Adding to its global recognitions, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) continues to climb the rankings in the latest list of Best Fashion Schools in the World by CEOWORLD Magazine.
The publication ranked Jefferson No. 24 internationally, a jump of four spots compared to 2017, and No. 6 in the United States, a leap of two spots.
The ranking takes into account global reputation and influence, specialization, recruiters’ feedback, placement rates, admission eligibility and academic experience. CEOWORLD developed the rankings using rigorous analytics and incorporating multiple data sources. The publication collected detailed surveys and information from 35,000 students, 30,000 industry professionals and 20,000 recruiters from 42 countries.
“Our industry-focused approach to fashion education has garnered international recognition and sets us apart from the competition,” said Sheila Connelly, director of the fashion design program at Jefferson. “So many schools get stuck in a rut, but we’re consistently evaluating our curriculum and adjusting to meet fast-paced industry demands. As a fashion school, it is so important to keep moving forward. This ranking is again validation that we’re on the right path.”
Further showing the University’s international reputation in the fashion industry, Jefferson fashion programs have been named among the top 25 programs in the world, according to the influential fashion website Fashionista. This ranking came on the heels of the Fashionista report that placed Jefferson fashion programs among the top 10 in the United States.
Also last fall, Business of Fashion ranked Jefferson fashion programs, including undergraduate and graduate fashion design and textile design, fashion merchandising and management and global fashion enterprise, among the top programs in the world.