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Welcome to the only college in North America devoted to textiles — and everything they touch.

The National Leader in Textiles Education

The Wilson College of Textiles is committed to the full range of textiles education, research, innovation and service. No other university can match our facilities, faculty talent, industry connections or the STEM-based rigor of our academic programs. That’s why our graduates are sought by top employers, from Nike to NASA.

For more than 120 years, we’ve been an essential component of the state and national economies. We support textiles — a multibillion-dollar global industry — and everything that depends on textile technology, including air filters, artificial heart valves and wearable electronics. From sustainable fashion to protective gear for first responders, we cover it all.

#1 Recognized Textiles Institution

Our college is known around the world as the premier hub for textiles education, research and innovation.

96% Overall Success Rate

Our graduates overwhelmingly get great jobs — or go on to graduate school — within six months of degree completion.

A Global Hub for Research and Innovation

As part of NC State University — North Carolina’s largest university, and a proud land-grant institution — we help drive the future of textiles and the industries that depend on them.

We pursue life-changing research on behalf of more than 130 companies and nonprofits and more than 10 federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation.

We’re home to globally renowned public-private partnerships, including the Nonwovens Institute, the Textile Protection and Comfort Center and Zeis Textiles Extension, which provides professional education as well as fabrication and testing services that return tens of millions of dollars to the state economy each year.

200,000+ Square Feet

Our college is home to a wealth of teaching, research and manufacturing spaces — including 68 unique laboratories — all on NC State’s award-winning Centennial Campus.

A Lifelong Community

When you join the Wilson College of Textiles, you’re joining a tightly woven network that will support you at every step of your college career. Our faculty and staff know our students by name and take pride in creating an environment in which everyone can thrive.

After graduation, we offer lifetime career services and access to one of the nation’s most engaged and supportive alumni communities. Our graduates include leaders, researchers and innovators across a host of industries, all rooting for your success.

Alumni and Giving

The Wilson College of Textiles is a small college with a close-knit network of more than 10,000 living alumni across North Carolina and around the world. Those ties ensure you always have a community you can engage with and depend on, long after you leave.

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