Archived Annual Reports
Since 2015, we’ve shared our achievements and challenges through an annual report published for alumni, faculty, staff, students and our future students.
Enjoy a trip through the recent history of our college:
The school year, 2021-2022, was one of transition, opportunity and impact. We reemerged from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger and more determined to impact lives and communities, and our 2021-2022 annual report conveys this important story.
The year 2020 tested our resolve, our fortitude, our determination. It put our creative culture, ingenuity and innovation to the test. The challenges brought by both the coronavirus pandemic and race crisis in America could’ve halted the momentum of our college. But they didn’t.
The word “momentum” doesn’t sufficiently describe our 2019. With 18 new faculty members, the largest student body ever, a new School of Design, we ended the decade in a big way.
In 2018, we saw big increases in our student body and applications. We were named “Most Hired From.” Students made impacts from the Tennessee River to downtowns of American cities.
We knew our 51st year would challenge us to push ourselves harder to make the next half century even better. And we didn’t disappoint. Our faculty, students and alumni made 2017 a banner year.
A year that included a 50th anniversary celebration, 2016 not only gave us reason to celebrate our history, but it also challenged us all to consider Year 51 and beyond.
With significant momentum, we entered our 50th year in 2015, and national recognitions for faculty, innovative and transformative design work, $2.5 million in upgrades and much more headlined throughout the year.