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

The following data was collected using institutional records, exit survey and an alumni survey that was administered 6 to 12 months after the students’ graduation. Fifteen out of 35 alumni responded to the survey.

Student Attrition, Retention, and Graduation Rates

POPULATION: FIRST-TIME, FULL TIME BACHELOR DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS
Year Enrolled in Interior Design the Following Fall Semester Students Removed from Cohort Students Who Did Not Re-enroll Total Students Percentage Enrolled in Interior Design one year Later Attrition
Fall 2015 11 4 15 73.33% 26.67%
Fall 2016 16 3 19 84.21% 15.79%
Fall 2017 17 1 1 19 94.44% 5.56%
Total Students 44 1 8 53 84.62% 15.38%
Population: Full-Time Bachelor Degree-Seeking New to Ball State Transfer Students
Year Enrolled in Interior Design the Following Fall Semester Students Who Did Not Re-enroll Total Students Percentage Enrolled in Interior Design one year Later Attrition
Fall 2015 1 1 2 50% 50%
Fall 2016 1 1 2 50% 50%
Fall 2017 4 1 5 80% 20%
Total Students 6 3 9 66.67% 33.33%
Fall 2012-14
Cohort Term Graduated within 4 years (Interior Design) Graduated within 4 years (not Interior Design) Total Students in Cohort 4 Years Graduation Rate in Interior Design 4 years Graduation Rate in Any Major
Fall 2012 6 5 23 26.09% 47.83%
Fall 2013 7 1 16 43.75% 50%
Fall 2014 9 6 25 36.00% 60%
Total Students in Cohort 22 12 64 34.38% 53.13%

Acceptance into Graduate Programs

Two out of 15 students who graduated in 2019 applied for graduate school, and were accepted.

Job Placement Rates

  • 90% of students who graduated in 2019 are employed in interior design or a related profession.
  • 100% of students who graduated in 2018 are employed in interior design or a related profession. 

Awards

Neocon IIDA student design competition winners:

  • 2018 Stephanie Kailey – 3rd place
  • 2019 Megan Draper – 2nd place
  • 2019 Emily Schripsema – 1st place

Note: Includes students who began as first-time in college, full time undergraduates with a concentration in interior design in their first fall semester. Students must have received a bachelor’s degree prior to census of their fall semester four years after starting at Ball State.