Student Achievement Data for Interior Design

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male student drawing at desk with model in front of him
 five students having a discussion in studio
 Viewed from behind, a female student is looking at her drawings on her desk
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 five students meeting with professor Blake and professor Patrizio discussing work on a laptop
 A triptych view of 3 different students working on architectural projects. A man leans close over a drawing board and uses a straightedge to draw a line. A hand dips a paintbrush into a color, with other supplies covering the table. A woman presses a finger on top of the roof of a building model she is working on.
 Viewed from behind the chair, a seated woman holds up a section of an architectural model and studies it intently, Other pieces and tools for the model are on the table in front of her.
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2018/19 Academic Year

Job Placement Rates. Prior to May 2019 graduation, 14% had secured full-time, professional employment in a field related to interior design and architecture.

  • Some of the employing firms include John Poe Architects (Dayton), Rae Duncan Interior Design (Chicago), and Kemble Interiors (New York)

Acceptance into Graduate Programs. 18% of the students from the May 2019 graduating class applied to graduate school, and 100% were accepted.

Retention/Attrition.

  • Fourth-Year ID Class: 96% of the students in the 2018/19 Fourth-Year ID Class continued from the previous third year (96% retention/4% attrition rate).
  • Third-Year ID Class: 92% of the students in the 2018/19 Third-Year ID Class continued from the previous second year (92% retention/8% attrition rate)

    - One student transferred into the interior design program from another institution

    - One student transferred to another program at Miami University; One student transferred to another institution

  • Second-Year ID Class: 92% of the students in the 2018/19 Second-Year ID Class continued from the previous first year (92% retention/8% attrition rate)

    - Two students transferred to other programs at Miami University

Graduation Rates. 95% of the 2018/19 Fourth-Year Interior Design class was awarded a BFA in interior design. The remaining 5% are slated to graduate in 2019/20.

2017/18 Academic Year

Job Placement Rates. Prior to May 2018 graduation, 22% had secured full-time, professional employment in a field related to interior design and architecture.

  • 100% of the 2018 graduates secured employment or began graduate studies within 3 months of their graduation.

  • Some of the employing firms include Champlin Architecture (Cincinnati), Jacobs Construction (Dearborn, MI), Looney & Associates (Chicago), Box Studios (Chicago), Fredman Design Group (Chicago), K2M Design (Hudson, OH), Ratio Architects (Indianapolis), and TDA Interiors & Architecture (Cincinnati)

Acceptance into Graduate Programs. 11% of the students from the May 2018 graduating class applied to graduate school, and 100% were accepted.

Retention/Attrition

  • Fourth-Year ID Class: 90% of the students in the 2017/18 Fourth-Year ID Class continued from the previous third year (90% retention/10% attrition rate).

  • Third-Year ID Class: 91% of the students in the 2017/18 Third-Year ID Class continued from the previous second year (91% retention/9% attrition rate)


    - Two students transferred into the interior design program from other institutions

  • Second-Year ID Class 64% of the students in the 2017/18 Second-Year ID Class continued from the previous first year (64% retention/36% attrition rate)


    - Three students transferred into the architecture program within our department

    - One student transferred to another program at Miami University; One student transferred to another institution

Graduation Rates. 100% of the 2017/18 Fourth-Year Interior Design class was awarded a BFA in interior design. Other related statistics for the 2017/18 Fourth-Year ID class:

  • 100% of the graduates earned their degree within 4 years of declaring the Interior Design major


2016/17 Academic Year

Job Placement Rates. Prior to May 2017 graduation, 57% had secured full-time, professional employment in a field related to interior design and architecture.

  • 100% of the 2017 graduates secured employment within 6 months of their graduation
  • As of May 2018, 95% of the 2017 graduating class are working in full-time, professional positions related to interior design and architecture.
  • Some of the employing firms include Gary Lee Partners (Chicago), Gensler (New York), Design Group (Columbus), James Hubbell Studios (Santa Ysabel, CA), SHP Leading Design (Cincinnati), Strada (Pittsburgh), ​Berardi+Partners (Columbus), IA Interior Architecture (Washington, DC), WeWork (New York),​ and Tobin Partners (NYC)

Acceptance into Graduate Programs. None of the students from the May 2017 graduating class applied to graduate school.

Retention/Attrition.

  • Fourth-Year ID Class: 100% of the students in the 2016/17 Fourth-Year ID Class continued from the previous third year (100% retention/0% attrition rate).
  • Third-Year ID Class: 100% of the students in the 2016/17 Third-Year ID Class continued from the previous second year (100% retention/0% attrition rate).
  • Second-Year ID Class 100% of the students in the 2016/17 Second-Year ID Class continued from the previous first year (100% retention/0% attrition rate).
Graduation Rates.  ​100% of the 2016/17 Fourth-Year Interior Design class was awarded a BFA
in interior design. Other related statistics for the 2016/17 Fourth-Year ID class:
  • 95% of the graduates earned their degree within 4 years of declaring the Interior Design
  • The other 5% earned their degree within an extra term of work (graduating in August
    2017)

2015/16 Academic Year

Job Placement Rates. 13% of students in the 4th-Year Interior Design class began their in full-time, professional jobs in a field related to interior design and architecture in the same month they graduated.

  • 50% of the 2016 graduates secured employment within 1 months of their graduation
  • 94% of the 2016 graduates secured employment within 6 months of their graduation 
  • As of May 2017, 100% of the 2016 graduating class are working in full-time, professional positions related to interior design and architecture.
  • Some of the employing firms include BHDP (Cincinnati), BHDM (NYC), BR Design Associates (NYC), Designbridge, Ltd. (Chicago), CannonDesign (Chicago), Gensler (Chicago) Hirsh Bedner Associates (Los Angeles), Johnson Nathan Strohe (Denver), Olson Kundig (Seattle), SHYFT Collective (Columbus), Sink Combs Dethlefs (Denver), and Ventus Design (Hawaiian islands)

Acceptance into Graduate Programs. None of the students from the May 2016 graduating class applied to graduate school.

Retention/Attrition

  • Fourth-Year ID Class: 100% of the students in the 2015/16 Fourth-Year ID Class continued from the previous third year (100% retention/0% attrition rate).
  • Third-Year ID Class: 90% of the students in the 2015/16 Third-Year ID Class continued from the previous second year (90% retention/10% attrition rate).

- Two students transferred to other programs at Miami University.

  • Second-Year ID Class: 90% of the students in the 2015/16 Second-Year Class continued from the previous first year (90% retention rate/10% attrition rate).

- One students transferred into the Architecture Program within our department
- One student transferred to another program at Miami University

Graduation Rates. 100% of the 2015/16 Fourth Year Interior Design class was awarded a BFA in interior design. And:

  • 100% of the graduates earned their degree within 4 years of declaring the Interior Design major

2014/15 Academic Year

Job Placement Rates. 17% of students in the 4th-Year Interior Design class began their in full-time, professional jobs in a field related to interior design and architecture in the same month they graduated.

  • 67% of the 2015 graduates secured employment within 1 months of their graduation
  • 100% of the 2015 graduates secured employment within 3 months of their graduation
  • As of May 2017, 100% of the 2015 graduating class are working in full-time, professional positions related to interior design and architecture.
  • Some of the employing firms include Boulder Associates (Orange County, CA), Brian Kent Jones Architects (Columbus), Cole Martinez Curtis & Associates (Los Angeles), Delawie (San Diego), Fitch (Columbus), GreenbergFarrow (New Brunswick, NJ), Interbrand Design Forum (Dayton and Cincinnati), K2M Design Inc. (Cleveland), KNA Interior Design (Los Angeles), Ralph C Fey AIA Architects (Philadelphia), SFA Architects, Inc. (Cincinnati), TDA Interior & Architecture (Cincinnati), and The Novogratz (Los Angeles)

Acceptance into Graduate Programs. None of the students from the May 2015 graduating class applied to graduate school.

Retention/Attrition

  • Fourth-Year ID Class: 86% of the students in the 2014/15 Fourth-Year ID Class continued from the previous third year (86% retention/14% attrition rate)

- One student transferred to another program at Miami University to accelerate date to graduation

  • Third-Year ID Class: 93% of the students in the 2014/15 Third-Year ID Class continued from the previous second year (93% retention/7% attrition rate).

- One student transferred to another program at Miami University

  • Second-Year ID Class: 83% of the students in the 2014/15 Second-Year Class continued from the previous first year (83% retention rate/17% attrition rate)

- Two students transferred into the Architecture Program within our department 

Graduation Rates. 100% of the 2014/15 Fourth-Year Interior Design class was awarded a BFA in interior design. Other related statistics for the 2014/15 Fourth-Year ID class:

  • 92% of the graduates earned their degree within 4 years of declaring the Interior Design major
  • The other 8% earned their degree with an extra semester of work (graduating in December 2014)

2013/14 Academic Year

Job Placement Rates. 31% of students in the 4th-Year Interior Design class began their in full-time, professional jobs in a field related to interior design and architecture in the same month they graduated.

  • 38% of the 2014 graduates secured employment within 1 months of their graduation
  • 92% of the 2014 graduates secured employment within 9 months of their graduation
  • As of May 2017, 100% of the 2014 graduating class are working in full-time, professional positions related to interior design and architecture or are in graduate school pursuing design related studies.
  • Some of the employing firms include Architects Plus (Cincinnati), AGI Architectural Group (Cincinnati), BHDP Architecture (Cincinnati), BHDM Design (NYC), The Cleary Company (Columbus), Design Lab (Cincinnati), Freedom Design (Akron), Gensler (Charlotte, NC), Miami University Planning Architecture & Engineering (Oxford), Mosaic Design Studio (Columbus), JMC Charleston (Charleston, SC), RNT Architects (San Diego), and SHP Leading Design (Cincinnati)

Acceptance into Graduate Programs. 31% of the students from the May 2014 graduating class applied to graduate school, and 100% were accepted.

Retention/Attrition.

  • Fourth-Year ID Class: 100% of the students in the 2013/14 Fourth-Year ID Class continued from the previous third year (100% retention/0% attrition rate).
  • Third-Year ID Class: 100% of the students in the 2013/14 Third-Year ID Class continued from the previous second year (100% retention/0% attrition rate).
  • Second-Year ID Class: 93% of the students in the 2013/14 Second-Year Class continued from the previous first year (93% retention rate/7% attrition rate).

- One student transferred to another program at Miami University

Graduation Rates. 100% of the 2014/15 Fourth-Year Interior Design class was awarded a BFA in interior design. Other related statistics for the 2014/15 Fourth-Year ID class:

  • 83% of the graduates earned their degree within 4 years of declaring the Interior Design major
  • The other 17% earned their degree within 3 years of transferring into the second-year Interior Design class