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College of Textiles

Your support of the world’s premier institution for textile education, research and service helps us educate tomorrow’s leaders, lifelong learners who will change the world.

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There are many ways to support the college through a gift to the North Carolina Textile Foundation. Give now to make an impact on current and future students.

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College Overview

NC State’s College of Textiles is developing the next generation of leaders who think beyond boundaries while advancing the national resurgence of the textile industry. Textiles today are innovative, life-saving, creative, global and thriving. Our students build their education on a foundation of science that takes them to new heights: NASA, automotive and aerospace giants, companies that engineer and design textiles for everything from furniture to roads, top design houses and New York Fashion Week, research laboratories and professional schools.

So much our what our students accomplish is due to the generosity of our friends and alumni. To ensure continued innovation, we are focusing on the following fundraising areas throughout the Campaign: scholarships and fellowships to attract the most talented students; professorships to retain and recruit the foremost academic leaders in global textile education and research; enriching and impactful life experiences for students; and an even stronger research output supported by strategic investments in infrastructure.

Our Priorities

Extraordinary Opportunity

Students are at the heart of everything we do. Supporting their success, through professional and personal development and by providing access through undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships, is key. Our pre-college programs — the Summer Textile Exploration Program and Polymer Camp — are crucial recruiting tools. Continued investment in these programs will help ensure a pipeline of talented students.

Extraordinary Purpose

As the only college in the nation devoted entirely to textiles, we play an important role in the industry. Our world-renowned faculty forms the foundation of the college’s excellence. A named deanship, named professorships and support for faculty development will help us recruit and retain academic leaders with a passion for textile education and mentorship who will inspire all of our students. Infrastructure investments will support these faculty and strengthen our research output.

Extraordinary Leadership

The textile industry is part of the fabric of our state and nation, and the College of Textiles is proud to be a part of that legacy. Unrestricted support for our highest priorities will propel the college forward and bring tremendous value and opportunity to our students, faculty, alumni and industry partners.

75 percent

Textiles graduate student enrollment has increased more than 75 percent in the last 10 years and continues to climb.

Giving at the College of Textiles

Support what you’re passionate about: Create a scholarship. Advance faculty research. Provide impactful student experiences.

There are many ways to support the college through a gift to the North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting success via innovative educational, research and service programs. The NCTF supports the college through personal advocacy and securing private funding for priority programs.