Watch for schools that have a good networking system with fashion industry leaders in the community and area that you live. These networking opportunities can provide real world experience plus can help students in understanding how fashion design companies work on a daily basis.
On the web, you can find a variety of information about fashion design schools. Talk to alumni, research what courses the school offers, consider what types of awards are offered and look into a range of benefits the school offers. Getting this information allows you to compare them all.