Student Achievement Data Interior Architecture

Graduates of the School of Interior Architecture year after year achieve success in post-graduation employment and graduate school acceptance.

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

The following data was collected using institutional records and alumni surveys that were administered before and after the class of 2018 graduation. 21 out of 24 alumni responded to the surveys.

Student Attrition and Retention:

90% of students enrolled in the first year of the program in 2018 progressed to the second year of the program, putting program attrition at 10%.

Graduation Rates:

86% of the graduating students in 2018 who successfully completed the first year of studies, graduated from the Interior Architecture program in four years.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs:

100% of students who graduated in 2018 and applied to graduate schools were accepted into advanced degree programs.

Job Placement: 

95% of students who graduated in 2018 are employed in industry employment prior to or at graduation. All graduates were employed on average less than a month after graduation. 

Sample 2018 Employment Placement Locations:

  • LRK – Memphis
  • Gensler – New York
  • Gensler – Atlanta
  • Gresham, Smith and Partners – Nashville
  • Keith Yates Design – Los Angeles
  • ANF Architects – Memphis
  • vCAD – Dallas
  • ASD Sky – Atlanta
  • SK Ballard – Knoxville
  • Donna Gilliam Interiors – Nashville
  • Hastings Architecture Associates – Nashville
  • Studio Four Design – Knoxville
  • HLGstudio – Atlanta
  • Office Furniture Outfitters – Knoxville