Interior Design Accreditation

Interior Design Accreditation – Marylhurst Student Achievement

faculty marylhurst circle iconThe Marylhurst University B.F.A. in Interior Design program was the first accredited interior design program in Portland, Oregon by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. CIDA is the national accreditation organization for interior design education, ensuring that our graduates will acquire the skills and knowledge they need to effectively enter the interior design profession.

It is the mission of Marylhurst University’s interior design program to prepare individuals to act with social, environmental and aesthetic responsibility through the design arts.

The following information is provided by Marylhurst University’s Office of Enrollment Management:

  • Graduation rates: 25% of the students from the class of 2014 graduated in five years and 8% of the cohort graduated in four years.
  • Retention & attrition: 79% of the students enrolled during 2015, graduated in 2016.

The following information is gathered through LinkedIn and personal knowledge:

  • Job placement:  100% of students who graduated in 2016 are working in the profession.
  • Acceptance into graduate programs: No students who completed Fourth-Year Studio in 2014, 2015 or 2016 applied to graduate school.


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