Interior Architecture Student Achievement Data

Job Placement: In a survey of alumni who graduated between 2015-2016, 69% indicated they had industry employment or graduate school acceptance prior to or at graduation. All graduates were employed on average less than a month after graduation.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs: 100% of students who graduated between 2015 and 2016 and applied to graduate schools were accepted into advanced degree programs. 

Graduation Rates: 83% of the graduating students in 2015 and 81% of the graduating students in 2016 who successfully completed the first year of studies graduated from the Interior Design program in four years. In all, 52% of the graduating students in 2015 and 62% of the graduating students in 2016 enrolled in the first year of studies graduated from the Interior Design program in 4 years.

Retention/Attrition: 88% of students enrolled in the first year of the program in 2015 and 2016 progressed to the second year of the program, putting attrition at 12%.


The UT School of Interior Architecture is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Sample 2015-2016 Employment Placement Locations:

  • HBG Design – Memphis
  • Gensler – San Francisco
  • SESCO Lighting – Knoxville
  • Zimmer Weintraub Assoc – Chicago
  • Scott Brownrigg – New York
  • HOK – San Francisco
  • Dwell Studios – Alpharetta
  • Barber McMurry Architects – Knoxville
  • BLUR Workshop – Atlanta
  • ASD – Jacksonville
  • Inner Design Studio – Brentwood
  • Perkins + Will – Washington DC