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Student Achievement Data

SUNY Buffalo State | 4-year B.F.A. in Interior Design

First year full-time degree seeking students are enrolled in 12-18 credits in a semester. Students take courses in the major (81 credits) and intellectual foundation courses (33-39 credits). Transfer students who have completed coursework in interior design at a previous college must schedule a portfolio review with the department chairperson. At this review, based on the projects submitted, the chairperson determines which courses will receive transfer credit and where in the Buffalo State Interior Design Program transfer students will begin the course sequence. Interior Design portfolios are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and students graduate within 3-4 years.

The following data was collected using institutional records and alumni contact maintained by the office of alumni affairs, faculty in the department, and via personal communication and LinkedIn. Constant update of the data is recorded at the department level and this data was last updated in March 2016.

Student Attrition and Retention

56.3% of students admitted in the fall of 2015 returned in the fall of 2016, putting attrition at 43.7%.

66.7% of students admitted in the fall of 2014 returned in the fall of 2015, putting attrition at 33.3%.

84.6% of students admitted in the fall of 2013 returned in the fall of 2014, putting attrition at 15.4%.

Graduation Rates

Of the students graduating in 2016

       47.1% graduated in 4 years from the program

Of the students graduating in 2015

       88.89% graduated in 4 years from the program

       11.11% graduated in two years (transfer student from a 2-year program)

Of the students graduating in 2014

       20% graduated in 5 years

       70% graduated in 4 years from the program

       10% graduated in 3.5 years from the program (transfer credits from another program)

Acceptance into Graduate Programs

33.33% of students who graduated in 2016 applied for graduate school, and 100% of these applicants were accepted.

22.22% of students who graduated in 2015 applied for graduate school, and 100% of these applicants were accepted.

0% of students who graduated in 2014 applied for graduate school.

Job Placement Rates

77.8% of students who graduated in 2016 are employed in interior design or a related profession.

100% of students who graduated in 2015 are employed in interior design or a related profession.

90.9% of students who graduated in 2014 are employed in interior design or a related profession. 

 

Supporting enrollment data is available below:

 

 

 First-Time Freshmen 

 

 

 Transfer Students

 Undergraduate Applicants

 2016

 2015

 2014

 

 2016

 2015

 2014

 Applications:

 109

99

79

 

 20

 22

 20

 Students Admitted: 

 72

 59

 45

 

 14

 16

 16

 % Admitted:

66.1

 59.6

 57

 

 70.0

76.2

 80.0

 Students Enrolled:

 10

 16

 12

 

 8

 7

 9

 % Enrolled:

 14.1

 27.1

 26.7

 

 57.0

 43.8

56.3

 

 

 

 Enrollment Status

 

 2016

 

 2015

 

 2014

 Full-time: 

 52

98.11%

52

 94.5%

 55

 96.5%

 Part-time:

 1

1.88%

3

 5.45%

 2

 3.5%

 Total

 53

100%

55

100%

 57

 

 

 

 Level

 

 2016

 

 2015

 

 2014

 Continuing

 35

66.0%

36

 64.5%

36

 63.2%

 Transfer

8

15.9%

19

 34.5%

9

 15.8%

 First-time

10

18.8%

19

 23.7%

12

21.1%

 Total

53

 

55

 

 57

 

 

 

 

Race/Ethnicity

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

American Indian or Alaskan

 

 

 

 

 

Asian

3.7%

 

5.5%

 

5.3%

 

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 

 

 

 

 

1.8%

 

Black

15.9%

 

10.9%

 

12.3%

 

White

60.3%

 

61.8%

 

66.7%

 

Hispanic

13.2%

 

14.5%

 

10.5%

 

Other

1.8%

 

7.3%

 

 

 

Non-Resident Aliens

3.7%

 

3.7%

 

3.5%

 

Unknown

1.8%

 

0

 

0

 

Total

(53) 100%

 

(55)100%

 

(57)100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gender

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

Male

11.3%

 

3.6%

 

5.3%

 

Female

88.6%

 

96.4%

 

94.7%

 

Total

100%

 

55(100%)

 

57 (100%)

 

 

 

 Residency Status

 

 2016

 

2015

 

2014

 New York State

48

49

55

 New Jersey

1

   

 Pennsylvania

     

 Mid-Atlantic (including NY and NJ) 

        50           49  

 New England

     

 South

        1           1  

 Midwest

                1  

 West

         1    

 Southwest

     

 International

2

4

2

       

 Number of States Represented:

4

3

1

 Number of Countries Represented:

1

4

5

 Number of Faculty:

     

 Number of Non-Instructional Staff:

     

 

 

 

 

 

     
Accreditations

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 

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