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UNCG's fashion studies program received the honor of having the 13th best program in the nation by a fashion studies website.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG's Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) has been ranked as the 13th best fashion program in the nation.

School officials say the ranking comes from the website Fashion-Schools.org. The program ranked as the third best in the South and received the website's best ranking among programs in North Carolina.

"This jump in the rankings is a direct reflection of the tremendous dedication and hard work of the faculty, staff and students in CARS," said Dr. Nancy J. Hodges, professor and incoming chair of the department. "We are extremely pleased to know that our continued efforts to ensure that CARS students develop the requisite skills and real-world experiences necessary for professional success are leading to such positive and widespread recognition for the CARS department and its degree programs."

Fashion programs were judged on their academic reputation, admission selectivity, value, location, depth and breadth of the program and faculty.

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