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Apparel and textiles program receives national accreditation

Friday, November 1, 2019

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University undergraduate program in apparel and textiles in the College of Health and Human Sciences has been granted Accreditation by the Textiles and Apparel Program Accreditation Commission (TAPAC).

TAPAC is the official accrediting organization for baccalaureate programs in textiles, apparel, and related areas. With a vision of ensuring higher education for the advancement of the textile and apparel profession, TAPAC assesses the quality of textile and apparel undergraduate programs throughout the United States. The purpose of TAPAC is the establishment of standards for textile and apparel programs and evaluation of programs through peer review.

Throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, the apparel and textiles program at K-State engaged in TAPAC’s accreditation process – including the preparation of an extensive self-study report and participation in an accreditation review site visit.

"TAPAC accreditation is an external measure of quality for our fashion program and reaffirms the education our graduates receive from our dedicated and nationally recognized faculty,”said Barbara Anderson, department head.

The apparel and textiles program at K-State is the only 4-year fashion program in Kansas, and it is designed to inspire students to envision fresh new approaches to the global challenges facing every aspect of the fashion industry. This accreditation is external affirmation of the quality and reputability of the program. Accreditation of the apparel and textiles undergraduate program was granted October 2019 and is valid for six years.

This article was posted on Friday, November 1, 2019, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, College News.