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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 January 2019.

 

Student Attrition and Retention:

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%.

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

 

Graduation Rates:

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

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

Of the students graduating in 2016, 47.1% graduated in 4 years.

 

Acceptance into Graduate Programs: 

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.

44.44% of students who graduated in 2016 applied for graduate school, and 100% of these applicants were accepted.

 

Job Placement Rates: 

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.

 

Enrollment Data                                         First-time         New Transfer
Undergraduate Applicants
 Applications:                                                   117                        22

Students Admitted:                                            65                        15

% Admitted:                                                     55.6                      68.2

Students Enrolled:                                             16                          3

% Enrolled:                                                       24.6                      20.0

 

Enrollment Status                                     Count

Full-time:                                                     53

Part-time:                                                      5

Total:                                                           58

 

Level                                                          Count

Continuing                                                    39

Transfer                                                         3

First-time                                                      16

Total                                                             58

 

Residency Status                                       Count

New York State                                               56

New Jersey                                                      0

Pennsylvania                                                    0

Mid-Atlantic (including NY and NJ)                    56   

New England                                                    0

South                                                              1

Midwest                                                           1

West                                                                1

Southwest                                                        0

International                                                     1

Number of States Represented:                          2

Number of Countries Represented:                     1

Number of Full-Time Faculty:                              3     

Number of Part-Time Faculty:                             1

Number of Non-Instructional Staff:                     2

Average class size:                                         21.7

Student to faculty ratio:                                  12:1

 

Race/Ethnicity                                             Count

American Indian or Alaskan                               1

Asian                                                               0

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander                     0

Black                                                               6

White                                                             41

Hispanic                                                           6

Multi-Racial                                                      2

Non-Resident Aliens                                          1

Unknown                                                         1

Total                                                               58

 

Gender                                                          Count

Male                                                                 5

Female                                                            53

Total                                                                58

 

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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