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Why CIDA

WHY CIDA ACCREDITED BUFFALO STATE?

CIDA (pronounced “see-dah”) is the definitive accrediting agency for postsecondary interior design education.

Interior designers are sought after professionals because of their education and expertise in elevating the human experience in the built environment.

CIDA’S POSITIONING

INDUSTRY RESPONSIBILITY: CIDA is the only accrediting body specifically focused on interior design. CIDA is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for professional-level interior design programs that culminate
in a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

INDUSTRY-WIDE IMPACT: Over 18,000 students in 190 CIDA-accredited interior design programs worldwide bene t from CIDA standards and quality assurance. CIDA-accredited program graduates hold many successful positions in both education and practice, and overall perform stronger on the NCIDQ exam.

INDUSTRY CONNECTOR: Ranked as one of the most influential factors in curriculum development and student recruitment, CIDA harnesses expertise in the field of interior design to develop its quality assurance standards. Standards keep pace with rapid changes in the field through annual forecasting.

VALUE METRICS

VALUE METRIC: CIDA is among the first and most common resources that students and parents consult when choosing and interior design program.

VALUE METRIC: Over 60% of professionals with hiring responsibility gave preference to graduates from CIDA- accredited programs.

VALUE METRIC: Students from CIDA-accredited programs score an average of 16% higher on the NCIDQ Exam than non-CIDA grads. For the IDFX, the pass-rate is 18.5% higher.

VALUE METRIC: Over 65% of professionals from CIDA programs believe that accreditation has positively impacted their ability to get their first job.

VALUE METRIC: Over 56% of professionals from CIDA programs believe that accreditation has positively impacted their career advancement.

VALUE METRIC: Interior design educators that graduated from CIDA programs are 25% more likely to be educators 1-15 years from now than those who graduated from non- CIDA programs.

VALUE METRIC: Over 70% of professionals from CIDA programs believe that accreditation has positively impacted their ability to differentiate from others during a job search.

VALUE METRIC: Nearly 3/4 of professionals believe that CIDA adds value and qualifications as viewed by employers, clients and colleagues.

VALUE METRIC: Over 60% of professionals with hiring responsibility gave preference to graduates from CIDA-accredited programs.

VALUE METRIC: Students from CIDA-accredited programs score an average of 16% higher on the NCIDQ Exam than non-CIDA grads. For the IDFX, the pass-rate is 18.5% higher.

VALUE METRIC: Over 40% of respondents that graduated from a CIDA-accredited program hold a master’s degree or above.

 

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Art and Design Department

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