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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 2021.

 

Student Attrition and Retention:

83.3% of students admitted in the fall of 2019 returned in the fall of 2020, putting attrition at 16.7%.

83.3% of students admitted in the fall of 2018 returned in the fall of 2019, putting attrition at 16.7%.

62% of students admitted in the fall of 2017 returned in the fall of 2018, putting attrition at 38%.

 

Graduation Rates:

Of the students graduating in 2020, 37.5 graduated in 4 years.

Of the students graduating in 2019, 46% graduated within 4 years. 

Of the students graduating in 2018, 45% graduated in 4 years. 

 

Acceptance into Graduate Programs: 

None of the students who graduated in 2020 applied for graduate school.

9% of students who graduated in 2019 applied for graduate school, and 100% of these applicants were accepted.

None of the students who graduated in 2018 applied for graduate school.

 

Job Placement Rates: 

72.72% of students who graduated in 2019 are employed in interior design or a related profession.

50% of students who graduated in 2018 are employed in interior design or a related profession. Data was available only on 50% of the class.

66.67% of students who graduated in 2017 are employed in interior design or a related profession. 16.67% are enrolled in graduate programs.

 

Enrollment Data: 

23.1% of the 142 undergraduate applicants from Fall 2020 enrolled in the program.

Standing                                                     Full Time         Part Time

Total enrollment for the current                         61                    14
academic year                                                                       

 

Residency                                                      Percentage

Residents of the state/province                            98.67%                                                

Nonresidents of the state/province                        1.33%                                                          

Nonresident aliens (international students)              0%                                             

Total                                                                100%

 

Demographic Info                                                          

Male                                                                   16%

Female                                                               84%                                                   

Total                                                                100%
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Black, non-Hispanic                                            13.3%

American Indian or Alaskan Native                        2.6%

Asian or Pacific Islander                                        4%

Hispanic                                                            10.6%

White, non-Hispanic                                           65.3%

Other                                                                  4%

Total                                                                 100%
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Number of Full-Time Faculty: 3

Average class size: 16

Student to faculty ratio: 19:1

 

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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Art & Design Department

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Upton Hall 402 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6032 •  Fax: (716) 878-4231   artdesign@buffalostate.edu