In compliance with requirements set by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the Interior Design program at UTSOA collects and publishes reliable information to the public regarding student achievement, including aggregate data addressing attrition and retention, graduation rates, job placement rates, and acceptance into graduate programs.

BS Interior Design 2014 Graduates | BS Interior Design 2013 Graduates

2016 Graduates

ATTRITION AND RETENTION 

Freshmen:
Eight freshmen began in 2012 as Interior Design majors; 75% remained after the first year. Attrition out of the BSID program after the first year was 25% (two students); one switched to a different major and has since graduated from UT, and another left the university.

Transfer students:
One internal transfer student also joined the first-year cohort in Fall 2012, remained, and graduated with the BSID. (100% retention of internal transfer student.)

GRADUATION 

Ten students graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BSID) in 2016 (six in spring, three in summer, and one in fall). Of the ten, six were in the fall 2012 first-year cohort. The remaining four students entered the interior design major as internal transfers after fall 2012, and thus were not in the fall 2012 first-year cohort.
One student received the degree in three years including summers, but she already had a UT degree at the time she started pursuing the BSID.

Nine out of ten of the 2016 graduates graduated within four years of entering UT. One graduated within five years of entering UT; the first year was spent in another major and four years were spent in the interior design major.

2015 Graduates

ATTRITION AND RETENTION 

Freshmen:
Eight freshmen began in 2011 as Interior Design majors; 75% remained after the first year. Attrition out of the BSID program after the first year was 25% (two students); one switched to a different major at UT, and another left the university to work internationally.

Transfer students:
Four internal transfer students also joined the first-year cohort in Fall 2011. All four remained and graduated with the BSID. (100% retention of internal transfer students.)

GRADUATION

Fourteen students graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BSID) in 2015 (eleven in spring and four in summer). As noted below, nine of the fourteen were in the 2011 first-year cohort. The remaining five students entered the interior design major as internal transfers either before or after fall 2011, and thus were not in the fall 2011 first-year cohort.
One student received the degree in three years including summers, but she already had a UT degree at the time she started pursuing the BSID.

Seven of fourteen 2015 graduates graduated within four years of entering UT. Five graduated within five years. One student graduated after having been away from the university for a number of years.

2014 Graduates

Student Achievements

Two students, Jessica Yong and Ashley Thompson, each won a $30,000 Senior Angelo Donghia Scholarship from the Angelo Donghia Foundation NYC to pay for all expenses during their last year at UT, 2013-2014.

Two students, Laura Lewi and Lilly McCourt, each received a $1,500 ‘start their career’ scholarship immediately upon graduation from the Stark Carpet Company, May 2014.

Attrition and Retention

Ten freshmen began in 2010 as Interior Design majors; 80% remained after the first year. Attrition out of the BSID program after the first year was 20% (two students); one switched to a different major at UT, and the other transferred to an out-of-state university.

Graduation 

Thirteen students are expected to graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BSID) in spring/summer 2014 (ten in spring and three in summer). As noted below, six of the thirteen were in the 2010 first-year cohort. The remaining seven students entered the interior design major as internal transfers either before or after fall 2010, and thus were not in the fall 2010 first-year cohort. 

Seven of thirteen spring/summer 2014 graduates graduated within four years of entering UT. Two graduated within four and a half years, and three graduated within five years. One student graduated after five years. 

GRADUATION RATE

Of the ten freshmen who started in 2010, four graduated with a BSID and one graduated from UT with a degree other than BSID in spring 2014, and one will graduate with the BSID in summer 2014 (four years). The BSID four-year graduation rate for these freshmen is 50%, and the University graduation rate is 60%. 

Of the twelve students comprising the first-year interior design cohort in 2010, which were ten freshmen and two internal transfers, six graduated with a BSID by spring 2014 and one will graduate in summer 2014 (four years in cohort). The graduation rate for the cohort is 58.3%.

Job Placement Rates

As of mid-July 2014, 67% of the twelve graduates of May 2014, approximately two months after graduation, eight have entered the design profession at the entry level at:

  • CHB Design – Austin
  • Callison – NYC
  • HOK – Houston
  • Kendall/Heaton – Houston
  • Lighting Design Alliance - Long Beach
  • Page-Sutherland-Page – Austin
  • PDR – Houston
  • Rottet Studio – Houston

Of the remaining four students (33%): One recently interviewed at HOK – Dallas; one recently moved to Seattle to find employment there; one is traveling in Europe; and one has not provided a response related to career.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs

N/A—all of these graduates started in their profession and did not choose to go to graduate school because they must apprentice for
two years. They then may take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination and be certified as an
Interior Designer.

2013 Graduates

Attrition and Retention

Nine freshmen started in 2009 as Interior Design majors. The retention after the first year was 66.7%. Attrition out of the BSID program after the first year was 33.3% (three students); two switched to different majors at UT, and one left UT.

GRADUATION

Ten students graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BSID) in spring 2013. As noted below, five of the ten were in the 2009 first-year cohort. The remaining five students entered the interior design major as internal transfers either before or after fall 2009, and thus were not in the fall 2009 first-year cohort. 

Eight of the spring 2013 graduates graduated within four years of entering UT. One graduated within five years, and one student graduated after five years. 

Graduation Rate

Of the nine freshmen who began in 2009, four graduated with a BSID and one graduated from UT with a degree other than BSID by Spring 2013 (four years). Notably, the three-year graduation rate for the 2009 cohort was 40%. The BSID four-year graduation rate for these freshmen is 44.4%, and the University graduation rate is 55.6%. 

Of the eleven students comprising the first-year ID cohort in 2009, which were nine freshmen and two internal transfers, five graduated with a BSID by May 2013 (four years in cohort). The graduation rate for the cohort was 45.5%.

Job Placement Rates

100% of the Fall 2012 and May 2013 BSID graduates have found employment in the design industry. Places of employment:

  • Rottet Studio – New York City and Houston (2 graduates)
  • HOK – Houston and Los Angeles (2 graduates)
  • Allison Burke Interior Design – Austin
  • Wilson Associates – Dallas (2 graduates)
  • Rapt Studio – San Francisco
  • JDAI Studio – Austin
  • Glen & Company Architecture and Design – New York City
  • DIRTT – Chicago

Acceptance into Graduate Programs

N/A—all of these graduates started in their profession and did not choose to go to graduate school because they must apprentice for two years. They then may take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination and be certified as an interior designer.