• ASU expands fashion program, embraces legacy of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

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ASU is deeply connected in California

At ASU, we’re always thinking about what’s next. ASU's commitment to lifelong learners and their futures means expanding opportunities and access to higher education while facilitating the development of innovative careers in a rapidly changing workplace environment. 

In California, where ASU has been deeply connected for many years, working with educational, non-profit and business partners, the university now has a new home, the ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles, located at the historic Herald Examiner building. Here, ASU will feature some of its top-ranked and accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs and innovative transdisciplinary opportunities will give California students - and those from all of ASU's campuses — new opportunities to connect with LA and global industries through high-demand jobs and internships. The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles is also part of the expansion of fashion education at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU. ASU's fashion program will now be named ASU FIDM, incorporating both the FIDM community and campus, and it will operate in both Los Angeles and Phoenix. ASU FIDM and the Herberger Institute will offer students pursuing degrees in creative industries enhanced educational opportunities by embedding world-class fashion education within a public research university with global reach. All of this reflects a growing commitment to California in ASU's mission of providing access to higher education and fulfilling entrepreneurial aspirations.

ASU relationships in California

ASU alumni in CA

California is home to nearly 62,000 ASU alumni spread all over the state with alumni chapters located throughout the most populated metropolitan areas in the state

Californians are degree-seeking ASU students

Over 20,000 Californians are enrolled in degree-seeking programs on ASU’s campuses or online

of ASU graduates work in CA

13% of ASU graduates work in CA and ASU is also among the top 20 universities for landing a job in Silicon Valley, ahead of Cornell and UC Irvine

Top 25
Universities in California

ASU is one of the top 25 universities in California in terms of total enrollment od degree seeking students from California

Opportunities in California

Learn more about ASU programs and partnerships in California

Our California Portfolio

ASU has been deeply connected and engaged in California for many years, working closely with a variety of high tech, educational and business partners, many from Silicon Valley — California’s technology hub where ASU has become a top provider of talent.

Education For All

ASU offers California students, alumni, families, professionals and community members a wide-range of educational opportunities and resources.

Attend ASU

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s most innovative school, ASU graduates more than 20,000 students through its nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate degree programs every year.

Local Alumni Chapters

ASU alums are invited to join the vibrant, thriving network of more than 52,000 alumni in California through one of four regional chapters in Los Angeles, Orange County, Northern California and San Diego.