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Interior Design Student Achievement

Utah State University, Interior Design Program, Bachelor’s of Interior Design

The Bachelor’s of Interior Design degree (BID) is a four-year degree and students complete 120 semester credits. It typically takes a full-time student taking approximately 15 credits per semester to complete the degree program in four years. In this highly competitive technical program students must pass a first-year portfolio review to gain admission into the second year of the program. They must also complete a second-year review to continue in the program. A minimum six-week internship is required during the summer of the third year, and students have the opportunity to pass the LEED Green Associate exam, before graduating with a BID degree. Students may also desire to continue their studies in architecture and apply for a graduate program that best fits their goals.

In June 2019, the following data was collected and updated using institutional records and faculty communication with alumni.

2019                                                                                                                                                   

Student Attrition and Retention:

84% of students admitted into the program as BID majors in the fall of 2017 returned in the fall of 2018, putting attrition at 16%.

Graduation Rates:

Of the 14 students graduating in 2019, 64% graduated in 4 years, 36% graduated in 5 years or more.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs:

1 out of 14 students who graduated in 2019 applied for graduate school, and 1 was accepted.

Job Placement Rates:

38% of students who graduated in 2019 are employed in interior design or a related profession.*Graduation was less than a month ago when this information was reported.

LEED Green Associates Exam Passage Rates Prior to Graduation:

93% of students who graduated in 2019 passed the LEED Green Associates Exam prior to graduation.

 

2018                                                                                                                                                   

Student Attrition and Retention:

90% of students admitted into the program as BID majors in the fall of 2016 returned in the fall of 2017, putting attrition at 10%.

Graduation Rates:

Of the 20 students graduating in 2018, 85% graduated in 4 years, 15% graduated in 5 years or more years.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs:

2 out of 20 students who graduated in 2018 applied for graduate school, and 2 were accepted.

Job Placement Rates:

95% of students who graduated in 2018 are employed in interior design or a related profession.

LEED Green Associates Exam Passage Rates Prior to Graduation:

100% of students who graduated in 2018 passed the LEED Green Associates Exam prior to graduation.

2017                                                                                                                                                   

Student Attrition and Retention:

100% of students admitted into the program as BID majors in the fall of 2015 returned in the fall of 2016, putting attrition at 0%.

Graduation Rates:

Of the 14 students graduating in 2017, 92% graduated in 4 years. 8% graduated in 5 years or more.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs:

0 out of 14 students who graduated in 2017 applied for graduate school, thus none were accepted.

Job Placement Rates:

85% of students who graduated in 2017 are employed in interior design or a related profession.

LEED Green Associates Exam Passage Rates Prior to Graduation:

100% of students who graduated in 2017 passed the LEED Green Associates Exam prior to graduation.

 

2016                                                                                                                                                   

Student Attrition and Retention:

68% of students admitted into the program as BID majors in the fall of 2014 returned in the fall of 2015, putting attrition at 32%.

Graduation Rates:

Of the 15 students graduating in 2016, 80% graduated in 4 years. 20% graduated in 5 years or more.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs:

1 out of 15 students who graduated in 2016 applied for graduate school, and 1 was accepted.

Job Placement Rates:

100% of students who graduated in 2016 are employed in interior design or a related profession.

LEED Green Associates Exam Passage Rates Prior to Graduation:

91% of students who graduated in 2016 passed the LEED Green Associates Exam prior to graduation.

 

2015                                                                                                                                                   

Student Attrition and Retention:

88% of students admitted into the program as BID majors in the fall of 2013 returned in the fall of 2014, putting attrition at 12%.

Graduation Rates:

Of the18 students graduating in 2015, 77% graduated in 4 years, 23% graduated in 5 years or more.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs:

1 out of 18 students who graduated in 2015 applied for graduate school, and one was accepted.

Job Placement Rates:

88% of students who graduated in 2015 are employed in interior design or a related profession.

LEED Green Associates Exam Passage Rates Prior to Graduation:

***67% of students who graduated in 2015 passed the LEED Green Associates Exam prior to graduation.

 

2014                                                                                                                                                   

Student Attrition and Retention:

90% of students admitted into the program as BID majors in the fall of 2012 returned in the fall of 2013, putting attrition at 10%.

Graduation Rates:

Of the 17 students graduating in 2014, 94% graduated in 4 years, 6% graduated in 5 years or more.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs:

2 out of 17 students who graduated in 2014 applied for graduate school, and 2 were accepted.

Job Placement Rates:

52% of students who graduated in 2014 are employed in interior design or a related profession.

LEED Green Associates Exam Passage Rates Prior to Graduation:

***55% of students who graduated in 2014 passed the LEED Green Associates Exam prior to graduation.

 

***Prior to 2016, students were not required to take the LEED Green Associates Exam, which had a student cost of $250 to take. Starting in 2016 the cost to students wishing to take the LEED Green Associates Exam was lowered to $100. These percentages reflect the numbers of students who passed the exam, as some opted to not take it.