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Interior Design Accreditation

Interior Design Accreditation

Mississippi State University | Interior Design Department
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

The Department of Interior Design leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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 Bachelor of Science degree in interior design granted by Mississippi State University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit:

Student Achievement Data

It typically takes a full-time student taking approximately 12-15 credits per semester four years to complete the degree program.

Student Attrition and Retention:

93% of students admitted in the fall of 2021 returned in the fall of 2022, putting attrition at 7%. (Data was collected using institutional records.)

Graduation Rates:

Of the students graduating in 2022, 51% graduated in 4 years. (Data was collected using institutional records.)

Acceptance into Graduate Programs:


Job Placement Rates:

100% of students who graduated in 2022 are employed in interior design or a related profession. (Data was collected using institutional records.)

By the Numbers ...

168 Students (enrolled fall 2022)
25 Undergraduate degrees awarded (2022)
60 National, international, and regional student awards (2021-2022)
100% Internship placement rate for students graduating in August 2022
100% Employment rate for students who graduated in August 2022
n/a Acceptance rate for graduates applying to graduate school (August 2022)
90% Student acceptance rate for Portfolio Review in 2022
50% Rate of students graduating in August 2022 who completed degree in 4 years
93% Rate of students enrolled in the 2021 spring semester who returned for the 2022 fall semester



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