CIDA Accreditation

Interior Design

Jefferson's Interior Design Program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

To learn more about CIDA visit: www.accredit-id.org

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The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations.

The B.S. in Interior Design granted by Thomas Jefferson University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam)

To learn more about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit:
https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements

Jefferson, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Student Achievement Data

CIDA requires all interior design programs to provide "information to the public regarding student achievement, including aggregate data addressing attribution and retention, graduation rates, job placement rates and acceptance to graduate programs". Jefferson collects and updates this information annually as follows: 

Job Placement: 94% of the interior design students who graduated in May 2018 and responded to our survey (94% response rate) were employed in the field by January 2019.

Graduate School: One interior design students who graduated in May 2018 and responded to our survey (94% response rate) had applied and been accepted to graduate school as of January 2019.

Graduation Rate: 70%

Graduation rate averaged over four entering freshman classes of interior design students, using the U.S. Department of Education guidelines for 6-year graduation rates.

(This is only the students who entered as interior design majors as freshman. Many students transfer into interior design from inside and outside the university, which is not included in the above “Graduation Rate”. For overall graduation or transfer of entering interior design students, including those who switch majors, see “Success Rate” below.)

Success Rate: 97%

Combined graduation or successful transfer rate averaged over four entering freshman classes of interior design students, using the U.S. Department of Education guidelines for 6-year graduation rates.

First-Year Retention Rate: 89%

First year retention rate averaged over four entering freshman classes of interior design students, using the U.S. Department of Education guidelines for first year retention rates. This puts the attrition at rate 11%.