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Interior Design Quick Facts

Texas State University, Interior Design Program is CIDA Accredited

The interior design program leading to the BSFCS major in Interior Design, is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, 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 BSFCS major in Interior Design degree, granted by Texas State University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about the NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit:Here

History at a Glance

  • Interior Design Program founded in 1972
  • First CIDA (formerly FIDER) accreditation received in March 1988 and has been continually accredited since this date.

Student Attrition and Retention

62.2% of the students enrolled during the Fall 2017 semester returned in Fall 2018, putting attrition at 37.8%

*Data produced by Texas State Office of Institutional Research.

Degrees awarded by calendar year:

  • 2018 Interior Design 37
  • 2017 Interior Design 23
  • 2016 Interior Design: 22
  • 2015 Interior Design: 26
  • 2014 Interior Design: 36
  • 2013 Interior Design: 32

Graduation Rates:

Of the native students graduating in 2018, 73.3% graduated in 4 years. OPTIONAL: 86.7% graduated in 5 years, etc.

Of the transfer students graduating in 2018, 29.7% graduated in 4 years. OPTIONAL: 35.1% graduated in 5 years, etc.

*Data produced by Texas State Office of Institutional Research.


Acceptance into Graduate Programs:

1 out of 37 students who graduated in 2018 applied for graduate school, and 1 was accepted.

*Data produced by Texas State Office of Institutional Research.


Job Placement Rate

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

*Data produced by the annual graduating senior survey


Places of Employment for Recent ID Grads

  • Interior Designer, HDR Chicago
  • Interior Designer, Jordan Group
  • Interior Designer, Lori Caldwell Designs
  • Interior Designer, SmithGroupJJR
  • Interior Designer, O'Connell Robertson
  • Interior Designer, Stantec
  • Interior Designer, NoackLittle Architecture & Interiors
  • Interior Designer, Eight Twenty 8
  • Interior Designer, STG
  • Interior Designer, Gensler
  • Interior Designer, Corgan
  • Interior Designer, Duncan Miller & Ullman
  • Interior Designer, Lauckgroup
  • Designer, RVK Architects
  • Interior Designer, Sixthriver Architects
  • Team Lead, RID, StudioSix5
  • Interior Designer,JS Nolan+Associates Lighting Design, LLC
  • Interior Designer, The Bommarito Group
  • Interior Designer, Carson Design Associates
  • Interior Designer, STG Design
  • Space Planner, Dell
  • Associate, RID, Zeigler Cooper Architects
  • Lighting Application Specialist, RAB Lighting
  • Interior Designer, RID, Studio 8 Architects
  • Interior Designer, OZ Architecture
  • Interior Designer, LEED AP ID+C, RID, Private Practice
  • Interior Designer, RID, Schneider Halls Design, Inc.
  • Interior Designer, RID, GSC Architects
  • Associate, RID, LEED AP, PDR
  • Designer, Shelton Keller (Knoll dealership)
  • Interior Designer, Edwards Mulhavsen
  • Designer, Linda Mc Calla Interiors