Enrollment: 750 students.
Number of faculty: 50
National profile: The college produces more than half the country's textile graduates.
History: First offered classes in 1899. Moved to Tompkins Hall in 1901, Nelson Hall in 1940 and Centennial Campus in 1991.
Employment areas: Clothes, home furnishings, medical, automotive, homeland security. Only about 10 percent of graduates take supervisory jobs in mills.
Potential employers at the 2005 job fair: Milliken & Co.; Unifi; Frontier Spinning Mills; Abercrombie & Fitch; Select Comfort Corp.; Medtronic Vascular; GE Advanced Materials; Levolor-Kirsch.
Research: Sponsored research of $4 million to $6 million a year in fiber, polymer and textile science; engineering and technology; management; marketing; and design.
Scholarships: Nearly one-third of all textile students receive some sort of scholarship. Total value for 2004-05 was $579,000
Possible degrees: Polymer and color chemistry; textile engineering; textile management; textile technology.
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