Accreditation

Interior design students spend a lot of late nights in the studio, which they have access to 24 hours a day.

Interior design students spend a lot of late nights in the studio, which they have access to 24 hours a day.

Accreditation 

The Bachelor of Interior Design (BID) offered in the School of Interior Design is a professional degree program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD). The interior design program was established in 1973 and is one of only five programs holding continuous CIDA accreditation since 1975. The Bachelor of Interior Design meets the education requirements for the NCIDQ exam administered by the Council for Interior Design Qualification, and for licensure to practice interior design in the state of Louisiana.

Council for Interior Design Accreditation 

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization for interior design education programs at colleges and universities in the United States and internationally. Through a process of program self-evaluation and peer review, accreditation promotes achievement of high academic standards, while making education more responsive to student and societal needs. 

Council for Interior Design Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Art & Design

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 363 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other art/design-related endeavors.

National Association of Schools of Art & Design

Council for Interior Design Qualification

The Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) is the premiere certifying organization for interior design professionals. CIDQ develops and administers the three-part NCIDQ Examination, which tests interior designers’ knowledge of core competencies required for professional practice in the industry. NCIDQ Certification meets legal and regulatory standards for the interior design profession as established by more than half of the states across the U.S. and the provinces in Canada.

Council for Interior Design Qualification
CIDQ Definition of Interior Design

Student Achievement Data

AY 2017-2018
The following information was collected using institutional and departmental records.

Louisiana State University                                               
Total Enrollment                                              30,863 

College of Art + Design (Schools of Architecture, Art, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture)
Total Enrollment                                                    855
Undergraduate                                                      755

School of Interior Design                                                 
Total Enrollment                                                     138
Length of Program                                          4 years
Bachelor of Interior Design             129 credit hours

Tuition and Fees
Undergraduate, Resident                               $11,374
Undergraduate, Non-Resident                     $28,051

Acceptance to the Bachelor of Interior Design Program
First Year Admission, Pre-Interior Design: Entering freshmen and transfer students who meet the university’s admissions standards and have a declared major in the School of Interior Design are directly admitted to the School of Interior Design’s first year program, Pre-Interior Design. Pre-Interior Design students complete 4 interior design classes during the first year and may elect to apply for second year admission.

Number of students enrolled in pre-interior design classes: 44
Number of students participating in the scholastic and portfolio review: 46 (includes transfer students)

Second Year Admission, Interior Design: Admission to the second-year is selective and based on a scholastic and portfolio review.

Number of students admitted to second year: 41
Acceptance rate in second year: 89% (others changed major prior to review)
Retention rate of students 2nd to 3rd year: 100%

Graduation Rates
Number of students graduating in 2018: 32
Of the students graduating in 2018, 88% graduated in 4 years
Of the students graduating in 2018, 12% graduated in 4 years plus 1 semester (one additional semester to complete general education requirements and/or a minor)

Minors Earned
Of the students graduating in 2018, 19% completed a minor in at least one of the following disciplines: Business Administration, Construction Management or Fine Art.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs
3% of students who graduated in 2018 applied for graduate school and 100% were accepted.

Job Placement Rates                                          
95% of students who graduated in 2018 are employed in interior design or a related profession, or attending graduate school.

Student Achievement Data AY 2017-2018