University of the Incarnate Word, Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts (BA): 122 credit hours
University of the Incarnate Word, Interior Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA): 124 credits hours

NOTE: The BFA degree began with the Fall 2017 cohort. This degree plan brings more studio classes and rigor to the program. The first graduating class for the BFA degree will be Spring 2020

Time to Completion of Degree:

It typically takes a full-time student taking approximately 15 to 16 credits per semester for four years to complete the degree program.

For most transfer students to complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, it will take four years in addition to their current hours to complete the sequenced degree plan in Interior Design.

Some students choose to do a minor or a double major in Art or Business which may extend their graduation by a year.

The following data was collected using institutional records (first-time in college cohorts only), student feedback in INTD 4395 Professional Practice immediately before graduation, an alumni survey that was administered 6 months after each class graduated, and additional follow-up surveys every year.

  • Class of 2018: 11 out of 13 alumni responded to surveys
  • Class of 2017: 4 out of 5 alumni responded to surveys
  • Class of 2016: 8 out of 9 alumni responded to surveys

Student Enrollment

Year 2016 2017 2018
Total Enrollment 53 53 52

Student Attrition and Retention

  • Fall 2017: 60% of students admitted in the fall of 2017 returned in the fall of 2018. This puts attrition at 40%.
  • Fall 2016: 71% of students admitted in the fall of 2016 returned in the fall of 2017. This puts attrition at 29%.
  • Fall 2015: 71% of students admitted in the fall of 2015 returned in the fall of 2016. This puts attrition at 29%.

Graduation Rates:

Graduating year % Graduated in 4 years % Graduated in 5 years % Graduated in 6 years
2018 33% 33% 100%
2017 22% 75% 67%
2016 50% 67% 50%

Acceptance into Graduate Programs:

Graduating year Applied for graduate school % Accepted
2018 1 out of 13 applied 100%
2017 1 out of 5 applied 100%
2016 1 out of 9 applied 100%

Job Placement Rates:

Those employed in interior design or a related profession.

Graduating year Total # of graduates # employed upon graduation # currently employed
2018 13 8 7 *
2017 5 3 4**
2016 9 4 8**

* 1 in grad school; 3 in non-related field; 1 not job seeking; 1 unknown

** 1 unknown