CIDA Accreditation Data
Iowa State University Interior Design program
Resulting Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design
It typically takes a full-time student taking approximately 15 credits per semester four years to complete the degree program.
The following data was collected using institutional records and an alumni survey that was administered 1 month before graduation and again 6 months after graduation. 44 out of 47 alumni responded to the survey for 2017-2018.
89% of students admitted in the fall of 2015 returned in the fall of 2018, putting attrition at 11%. Of the students graduating in 2019, 100% graduated in 4 years.
Interior Design by the Numbers: 2018 – 2019
Total enrollment for the current academic year: 184
First year/freshman: (N/A)
Second year/sophomores: 64
Third year/juniors: 62
Fourth year/seniors: 58
Iowa residents: 63%
International students: 10%
The average student to faculty ratio is 16:1
Total full-time faculty members: 9
Total adjunct, part-time, and support faculty members or instructional personnel: 1
Number of students who have completed the program and graduated in the last three academic years:
Graduates from the past year that are employed as interiors designers, indicating specializations if known:
Unknown, but Interior Design: 29
84% of students who graduated in 2018 are employed in interior design or a related profession. ISU has a 97% overall placement rate and/or acceptance into a graduate program.
9 out of 57 students who completed the program in 2018 and applied for graduate school are continuing education in a graduate program:
Interior Design: 6