MSU fashion design, merchandising programs again in U.S. Top 50

June 23, 2017

(Photo by Megan Bean /MSU)

For the second consecutive year, a popular fashion website is ranking Mississippi State among the nation’s Top 50 fashion design and merchandising programs. According to a report from, the university’s fashion design program is 34th overall and fifth in the South. For fashion merchandising, MSU is 37th nationally; 9th in the South. Pictured in the university’s Moore Hall studio classroom are Charles Freeman (center), MSU assistant professor of fashion design and merchandising, and former students Jesse Newton and Laura Richardson.