Interior Design Degree Accreditation

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Cesar E. Chavez Ave SW, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design granted by The University of Texas at San Antonio meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.

 

Student Achievement Data

The University of Texas at San Antonio, Interior Design Program, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.

The following data was collected using institutional records and an alumni survey via email and social media that was administered six to twelve months after each graduation. https://www.utsa.edu/ir/content/dashboards/

 

2022

Student Attrition and Retention 2021
88% of the 49 students admitted in the fall of 2021 returned in the fall of 2022 putting attrition at 12%

Graduation Rates 2022
Of the students graduating in 2021-22, The time to complete the Bachelor of Interior Design degree took an average of 5.09 years with a mean of 4.35 years.  Additionally, the School of Architecture and Planning reported a 34.26% 4-year graduation rate (Fall 2018 cohort) and a 47.78% 6-year graduation rate (Fall 2016) for First time, Full time students.

2021

Student Attrition and Retention 2020
71% of the 28 students admitted in the fall of 2020 returned in the fall of 2021 putting attrition at 29%

Graduation Rates 2021
Of the students graduating in 2020-21, The time to complete the Bachelor of Interior Design degree took an average of 4.56 years with a mean of 4.30 years.  Additionally, the School of Architecture and Planning reported a 41.56% 4-year graduation rate (Fall 2017 cohort) and a 40.00% 6-year graduation rate (Fall 2015) for First time, Full time students.

2020

Student Attrition and Retention 2019
79% of the 24 students admitted in the fall of 2019 returned in the fall of 2020 putting attrition at 21%

Graduation Rates 2020
Of the students graduating in 2019-20, The time to complete the Bachelor of Interior Design degree took an average of 4.81 years with a mean of 4.70 years.  Additionally, the School of Architecture and Planning reported a 31.11% 4-year graduation rate (Fall 2016 cohort) and a 43.64% 6-year graduation rate (Fall 2014) for First time, Full time students.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs in 2020-2022

30% of the students who graduated between 2020 and 2022 applied for graduate school, were accepted and attended, based on respondents to alumni surveys conducted between 6 months and 1 year of graduation. 100% of those that applied to a graduate program were accepted.

Job Placement Rates 2021
75% of the students who graduated between 2020 and 2022 are were employed in an Interior Design or related field within 6 months of graduation, while 10% reported employment within 1 year and 5% were still seeking employment in a related field based on alumni surveys. An additional 10% of students were not seeking employment while enrolled in a graduate program.