Retention Rate

82.8% of students enrolled in the Spring 2017 semester returned to continue in the interior design program in the Fall 2017 semester.

In 2017, the interior design program experienced 42 new entering students, 31% as new freshman and 69% as new transfer students. This was a 8% increase in enrollment over the number of students who entered in 2016 and a 25% increase in the number of new freshman students.

Graduation Rate and Degree Awarded

In 2017, twelve bachelor degrees were awarded to interior design graduates. This reflects a 40% completion rate of the students who entered the sophomore studio in Fall 2014. Of the group of 2017 seniors and additional five interior design seniors (16.6%) continued into the 2018 academic year due adding a minor or second major. (See Retention Rate above).

Job Placement Rates

In 2017, 100% of interior design graduates were employed in the interior design industry upon graduation. Of the graduating group, residential designers or corporate designers employed 42%, architectural firms employed 42%, builders employed 8%, and design retail employed 8% of graduates.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs

In 2017, no interior design students applied for admission to graduate schools.

Transfer Information: Taking interior design courses is a progressive process, learning fundamentals first and concluding with a senior capstone project.  Course must be taken consecutively, through a minimum of six long term semesters, to remain on track in the program. Students who plan to transfer should seriously review the course equivalencies as they enroll in courses at their college to be sure the credits will transfer and may also seek advisement recommendations through the Student Advising and Mentoring (SAM) Center.

Student Projects Policy:  The interior design program reserves the right to keep, display, and reproduce design projects and assignments submitted by students.  Graded projects and assignments are the property of the department until they are returned to students.