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Across a wealth of programs, we introduce students to the wide world of textiles — and start you down your path to lifelong success.

Discover the World of Textiles

The Wilson College of Textiles offers unparalleled, hands-on education that prepares you to lead in the thriving global textile industry — or a diverse range of related fields.

We harness our students’ passion for apparel, engineering, fashion, chemistry, sustainability, change-making and more through a variety of programs across two departments: Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management and Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science. While other institutions offer individual programs in these areas, nothing can match the comprehensive education — and cutting-edge facilities — you’ll find at our college.

What we offer is unique, which is why our students are sought out by employers like Adidas, the North Face, Patagonia or Tesla. Within six months of graduating, 96% of our students have either begun their career or enrolled in graduate education, including medical school.

Experience High-Impact Education

With us, you’ll have access to all the resources of North Carolina’s flagship public STEM university — and all the support of a small college with a singular focus.

Our students receive one-on-one mentoring and guidance from award-winning faculty and caring staff. They learn alongside their peers in other programs and take advantage of our more than 200,000 square feet of teaching, research and collaborative spaces.

Above all, textiles students put their education into practice through undergraduate and graduate research, internships with top companies in North Carolina and beyond, and international experiences in more than two dozen countries across six continents.

93% First-Year Retention

As a small college with driven staff and faculty, we excel at keeping students engaged and on track.

92% 6-Year Graduation Rate

Our students complete their degrees at a rate more than 30 percentage points above the national average.

Student Experience

Because our college is focused on the full scope of textiles — and closely tied to industry — you can expect a wealth of experiences you won’t find at other universities, from senior design projects and fashion shows to globe-trotting study-abroad options and a collegewide commitment to sustainability.

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Start Your Journey

If you’re already passionate about textiles, the Wilson College of Textiles is one of the best places on the planet to begin your career. And if you’re new to the field, we’d love for you to reach out and explore the possibilities with us.

Most of our graduates go on to successful careers in the multibillion-dollar textiles industry or the many fields and companies that depend upon textiles, from marketing and design firms to medical device manufacturers.

Either way, you’ll join an alumni network that’s more than 10,000 strong — and a Wolfpack community that will be behind you for life.