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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 April 2020.

 

Student Attrition and Retention:

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%.

62.5% of students admitted in the fall of 2016 returned in the fall of 2017, putting attrition at 38%.

 

Graduation Rates:

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

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

Of the students graduating in 2017, 50% graduated in 4 years. 

 

Acceptance into Graduate Programs: 

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.

16.67% of students who graduated in 2017 applied for graduate school, and 100% of these applicants were accepted.

 

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.

55.55% of students who graduated in 2016 are employed in interior design or a related profession. The other 44.44% are enrolled in graduate programs.

 

Standing                                                     Full Time         Part Time

First year/freshmen                                           22                     1

Second year/sophomores                                   12                     0

Third year/juniors                                              13                     2

Fourth year/seniors                                            6                       3

Total enrollment for the current                         53                      6
academic year                                                                       

 

Residency                                                     Percentage

Residents of the state/province                             97 %                        

Nonresidents of the state/province                         3 %                             

Nonresident aliens (international students)              0 %                                             

Total                                                                100 %

 

Demographic Info                                                          

Male                                                               12 %

Female                                                            88 %                                                   

Total                                                            100 %
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Black, non-Hispanic                                          7 %

American Indian or Alaskan Native                     3 %

Asian or Pacific Islander                                    3 %

Hispanic                                                          14 %

White, non-Hispanic                                         66 %

Other                                                               7 %

Total                                                               100 %
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Traditional age students                                    88 %

Returning adult students                                   12 %

Total:                                                              100 %

 

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