Top Interior Design Bachelors degree Programs - 2019

Whether it’s a house or a business, a restaurant or a movie theater, interior designers always keep lighting, acoustics, color palettes, style, and customer satisfaction in mind when decorating any space. Interior design majors will learn about more than just color and textile matching, but also how to best represent themes, navigate deadlines, and how to transform a vision into a space.

Courses for the major are just as much about art and aesthetic as they are about computer skills and history style trends. Classes can include: design theory, furniture and architectural history, interior lighting design, computer aided drafting and design, space planning, and contract interior design. Students who wish to pursue this major tend to be artistic, creative, persistent, analytical, and organized.

There are specializations within the field of interior design including: floor plans, textiles, lighting and sound design, and building materials among others. Graduates seek out careers that envelop any number of focuses. Designers can have a preference for designing residential homes, business offices, sporting stadiums, theaters, public service buildings, and schools. Interior designers have the task of balancing functionality with style when designing their projects.

Interior Design fun fact: During the Baroque period, artistic details were emphasized and exaggerated in order to give spaces a sense of drama and grandeur.

Celebrities who studied Interior Design: Courteney Cox, actress.

The average starting salary for a graduate with a degree in Interior Design is $39600

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Savannah College of Art and Design 477 104 (3.6%) 5.4% 96 (92%) 8 (8%) 678 $41,000 $68,400
Iowa State University 267 62 (2.2%) .9% 54 (87%) 8 (13%) 283 $51,200 $82,400
Pratt Institute-Main 419 61 (2.1%) 10.1% 53 (87%) 8 (13%) 185 $48,300 $87,400
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division 55 (1.9%) 14.3% 52 (95%) 3 (5%)
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 483 53 (1.9%) 1.2% 51 (96%) 2 (4%) 265 $46,500 $82,800
The University of Alabama 290 49 (1.7%) .8% 46 (94%) 3 (6%) 383 $45,200 $77,200
AI Miami International University of Art and Design 47 (1.6%) 10.9% 41 (87%) 6 (13%)
Northern Arizona University 759 43 (1.5%) .7% 39 (91%) 4 (9%) 445 $44,400 $75,200
New York School of Interior Design 1546 43 (1.5%) 100% 32 (74%) 11 (26%)
Bellevue College 40 (1.4%) 29.4% 32 (80%) 8 (20%)
Florida State University 123 40 (1.4%) .5% 36 (90%) 4 (10%) 413 $43,100 $76,300
Fashion Institute of Technology 40 (1.4%) 2.5% 36 (90%) 4 (10%) 110 $46,400 $93,100
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 385 35 (1.2%) .6% 30 (86%) 5 (14%) 307 $48,900 $81,500
Design Institute of San Diego 35 (1.2%) 100% 33 (94%) 2 (6%)
Kent State University at Kent 598 34 (1.2%) .6% 30 (88%) 4 (12%) 735 $41,000 $66,200
California State University-Long Beach 527 33 (1.2%) .4% 30 (91%) 3 (9%) 233 $45,300 $84,200
The Art Institute of Houston 33 (1.2%) 16.5% 29 (88%) 4 (12%)
Seminole State College of Florida 33 (1.2%) 11.6% 32 (97%) 1 (3%)
San Francisco State University 818 33 (1.2%) .5% 28 (85%) 5 (15%) 265 $49,500 $82,800
Columbia College Chicago 1224 31 (1.1%) 1.7% 28 (90%) 3 (10%) 807 $41,900 $63,200
Auburn University 198 31 (1.1%) .7% 31 (100%) 0 169 $48,700 $88,000
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 105 31 (1.1%) .5% 31 (100%) 0 82 $56,500 $96,100
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus 747 29 (1%) 1.3% 26 (90%) 3 (10%) 564 $42,000 $71,900
Wentworth Institute of Technology 462 29 (1%) 3.3% 25 (86%) 4 (14%) 78 $56,900 $96,800
California State University-Sacramento 1012 29 (1%) .4% 19 (66%) 10 (34%) 231 $46,800 $84,300
Washington State University 447 28 (1%) .5% 27 (96%) 1 (4%) 151 $50,400 $89,100
Colorado State University-Fort Collins 335 28 (1%) .6% 26 (93%) 2 (7%) 272 $46,800 $82,600
Kean University 854 27 (.9%) 1% 24 (89%) 3 (11%) 575 $42,400 $71,600
Georgia Southern University 757 26 (.9%) .8% 26 (100%) 0 686 $45,500 $68,200
High Point University 476 25 (.9%) 2.8% 25 (100%) 0 667 $42,400 $68,900
University of Kentucky 402 25 (.9%) .5% 25 (100%) 0 259 $46,100 $82,900
Oregon State University 427 24 (.8%) .4% 20 (83%) 4 (17%) 176 $50,300 $87,600
The New School 413 24 (.8%) 1.6% 22 (92%) 2 (8%) 228 $47,700 $84,500
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 629 24 (.8%) .8% 17 (71%) 7 (29%) 869 $40,100 $60,400
Cazenovia College 795 23 (.8%) 8.2% 22 (96%) 1 (4%)
Arizona State University-Tempe 275 23 (.8%) .2% 20 (87%) 3 (13%) 304 $49,300 $81,600
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 114 23 (.8%) .3% 21 (91%) 2 (9%) 195 $51,700 $86,900
University of Wisconsin-Madison 90 22 (.8%) .3% 20 (91%) 2 (9%) 197 $50,800 $86,800
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago 22 (.8%) 11.1% 18 (82%) 4 (18%)
University of Wisconsin-Stout 929 22 (.8%) 1.4% 22 (100%) 0 562 $47,600 $72,000
Texas Christian University 197 21 (.7%) 1% 20 (95%) 1 (5%) 383 $47,800 $77,200
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 738 21 (.7%) 1.2% 20 (95%) 1 (5%) 741 $41,700 $65,900
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus 257 21 (.7%) .5% 21 (100%) 0 233 $49,300 $84,200
Virginia Commonwealth University 444 21 (.7%) .4% 18 (86%) 3 (14%) 642 $44,600 $69,800
The Art Institute of Colorado 21 (.7%) 13.3% 20 (95%) 1 (5%)
Ferris State University 817 20 (.7%) .8% 19 (95%) 1 (5%) 526 $47,700 $73,000
Appalachian State University 261 20 (.7%) .5% 19 (95%) 1 (5%) 629 $41,300 $70,100
The Art Institute of Atlanta 20 (.7%) 8.4% 16 (80%) 4 (20%)
California State University-Fresno 831 20 (.7%) .5% 17 (85%) 3 (15%) 444 $45,100 $75,300
Rochester Institute of Technology 339 20 (.7%) .8% 20 (100%) 0 143 $57,400 $89,600
Michigan State University 168 20 (.7%) .2% 18 (90%) 2 (10%) 220 $49,800 $85,200
Texas State University 763 20 (.7%) .3% 18 (90%) 2 (10%) 474 $45,400 $74,500
San Jose State University 733 19 (.7%) .3% 16 (84%) 3 (16%) 75 $56,800 $97,700
Drexel University 448 19 (.7%) .5% 13 (68%) 6 (32%) 111 $57,700 $92,900
Harrington College of Design 18 (.6%) 85.7% 16 (89%) 2 (11%)
Marymount University 857 18 (.6%) 3% 16 (89%) 2 (11%) 361 $46,000 $78,100
New Jersey Institute of Technology 350 18 (.6%) 1.2% 17 (94%) 1 (6%) 60 $57,100 $100,000
The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg 18 (.6%) 11.8% 13 (72%) 5 (28%)
University of Florida 67 18 (.6%) .2% 17 (94%) 1 (6%) 223 $49,500 $85,100
Endicott College 338 18 (.6%) 3% 18 (100%) 0 954 $45,100 $52,000
Indiana University-Bloomington 132 17 (.6%) .2% 11 (65%) 6 (35%) 297 $47,700 $81,800
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design 17 (.6%) 12.2% 15 (88%) 2 (12%)
Central Michigan University 717 17 (.6%) .5% 16 (94%) 1 (6%) 650 $41,800 $69,500
California College of the Arts 704 17 (.6%) 5.2% 15 (88%) 2 (12%) 181 $48,600 $87,500
Ohio State University-Main Campus 84 16 (.6%) .1% 12 (75%) 4 (25%) 283 $51,600 $82,400
School of Visual Arts 259 16 (.6%) 2% 15 (94%) 1 (6%)
Kansas State University 544 16 (.6%) .4% 16 (100%) 0 292 $48,300 $82,000
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 944 16 (.6%) .5% 14 (88%) 2 (13%) 376 $44,600 $77,500
The Art Institute of Portland 16 (.6%) 10.1% 13 (81%) 3 (19%)
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 16 (.6%) 13% 13 (81%) 3 (19%)
Eastern Michigan University 1119 15 (.5%) .4% 14 (93%) 1 (7%) 629 $41,800 $70,100
University of Northern Iowa 429 15 (.5%) .7% 15 (100%) 0 555 $42,900 $72,200
George Washington University 96 15 (.5%) .6% 12 (80%) 3 (20%) 166 $49,500 $88,200
The Art Institute of San Antonio 15 (.5%) 11.9% 15 (100%) 0
Utah State University 906 15 (.5%) .4% 14 (93%) 1 (7%) 283 $48,200 $82,400
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 914 14 (.5%) .3% 12 (86%) 2 (14%) 543 $44,500 $72,500
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale 14 (.5%) 11.5% 11 (79%) 3 (21%)
University of Central Arkansas 911 14 (.5%) .8% 13 (93%) 1 (7%) 847 $39,800 $61,500
Interior Designers Institute 14 (.5%) 100% 14 (100%) 0
Meredith College 528 14 (.5%) 3.8% 14 (100%) 0 902 $36,200 $58,000
Park University 1563 13 (.5%) .6% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 646 $43,400 $69,700
The Art Institute of Washington 13 (.5%) 14.4% 11 (85%) 2 (15%)
East Carolina University 511 13 (.5%) .3% 10 (77%) 3 (23%) 642 $43,100 $69,800
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota 13 (.5%) 9.3% 10 (77%) 3 (23%)
Western Michigan University 729 13 (.5%) .3% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 389 $45,700 $77,100
Middle Tennessee State University 927 12 (.4%) .3% 11 (92%) 1 (8%) 744 $42,100 $65,800
Suffolk University 635 12 (.4%) 1% 11 (92%) 1 (8%) 357 $45,700 $78,400
University of Idaho 565 12 (.4%) .7% 12 (100%) 0 213 $48,300 $85,500
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 249 12 (.4%) .3% 12 (100%) 0 331 $46,500 $80,300
The Art Institute of Seattle 11 (.4%) 7.9% 9 (82%) 2 (18%)
Marywood University 430 11 (.4%) 2.5% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 863 $38,200 $60,500
Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-San Diego 11 (.4%) 5.3% 10 (91%) 1 (9%)
Sullivan College of Technology and Design 11 (.4%) 36.7% 9 (82%) 2 (18%)
Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles 11 (.4%) 7.5% 7 (64%) 4 (36%)
Mount Ida College 10 (.4%) 4.3% 10 (100%) 0
Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Sacramento 10 (.4%) 8.8% 8 (80%) 2 (20%)
The University of Texas at Austin 108 10 (.4%) .1% 10 (100%) 0 79 $53,400 $96,400
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 968 10 (.4%) .5% 10 (100%) 0 682 $40,900 $68,300
Valdosta State University 1237 10 (.4%) .6% 10 (100%) 0 775 $37,700 $64,400
Sanford-Brown College-Tampa 10 (.4%) 25% 9 (90%) 1 (10%)
Berkeley College-Woodland Park 10 (.4%) 1.9% 9 (90%) 1 (10%)
Salem College 585 10 (.4%) 4.8% 10 (100%) 0
Seattle Pacific University 454 10 (.4%) 1.2% 10 (100%) 0 126 $47,200 $91,200
The Art Institutes of York-PA 9 (.3%) 12.5% 8 (89%) 1 (11%)
Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Orange County 9 (.3%) 5.8% 8 (89%) 1 (11%)
Samford University 279 9 (.3%) 1.1% 7 (78%) 2 (22%) 272 $43,100 $82,600
Anderson University 815 9 (.3%) 1.6% 8 (89%) 1 (11%)
University of Arkansas 379 9 (.3%) .2% 8 (89%) 1 (11%) 416 $48,600 $76,200
South University-The Art Institute of Dallas 9 (.3%) 8.7% 8 (89%) 1 (11%)
Chaminade University of Honolulu 961 9 (.3%) 2.4% 9 (100%) 0
University of Bridgeport 1255 9 (.3%) 1.4% 8 (89%) 1 (11%) 389 $41,600 $77,100
Winthrop University 647 9 (.3%) .9% 8 (89%) 1 (11%) 890 $37,600 $59,100
The Art Institute of Salt Lake City 9 (.3%) 19.1% 6 (67%) 3 (33%)
Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Hollywood 8 (.3%) 4.1% 6 (75%) 2 (25%)
Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire 8 (.3%) 4.9% 7 (88%) 1 (13%)
The Art Institute of St Louis 8 (.3%) 11.4% 8 (100%) 0
Baylor University 250 8 (.3%) .3% 8 (100%) 0 259 $49,700 $82,900
Mount Mary University 1148 8 (.3%) 5.1% 8 (100%) 0 787 $38,900 $63,800
Abilene Christian University 656 8 (.3%) 1.1% 6 (75%) 2 (25%) 441 $42,000 $75,400
Universidad del Turabo 1518 8 (.3%) .5% 8 (100%) 0
O'More College of Design 7 (.2%) 26.9% 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
The Art Institute of Virginia Beach 7 (.2%) 6.9% 7 (100%) 0
Converse College 806 7 (.2%) 3.6% 7 (100%) 0
East Tennessee State University 951 7 (.2%) .3% 7 (100%) 0 785 $40,100 $64,000
Ringling College of Art and Design 352 7 (.2%) 3% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
EDP University of Puerto Rico Inc-San Juan 7 (.2%) 5.6% 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
Cleveland Institute of Art 311 7 (.2%) 6.9% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
Illinois State University 317 7 (.2%) .2% 7 (100%) 0 416 $43,700 $76,200
Queens University of Charlotte 663 7 (.2%) 1.7% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
South Dakota State University 680 7 (.2%) .4% 7 (100%) 0 434 $43,500 $75,600
Newbury College 1388 7 (.2%) 4.8% 7 (100%) 0
University of Central Oklahoma 1273 7 (.2%) .3% 5 (71%) 2 (29%) 735 $41,600 $66,200
Maryville University of Saint Louis 405 7 (.2%) 1.2% 7 (100%) 0 887 $41,800 $59,200
Columbus College of Art and Design 664 7 (.2%) 3.1% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 932 $41,000 $55,300
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design - Merchandising-Los Angeles 217 7 (.2%) 2.9% 7 (100%) 0
Oklahoma Christian University 862 6 (.2%) 1.7% 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
Pittsburg State University 928 6 (.2%) .5% 6 (100%) 0 445 $42,000 $75,200
Mercyhurst University 481 6 (.2%) 1.1% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 945 $39,500 $54,100
Western Carolina University 573 6 (.2%) .3% 6 (100%) 0 855 $39,200 $61,100
Marylhurst University 6 (.2%) 4.1% 6 (100%) 0
Villa Maria College 1465 6 (.2%) 14% 6 (100%) 0
The Art Institute of Austin 6 (.2%) 4% 6 (100%) 0
University of Central Missouri 812 6 (.2%) .3% 6 (100%) 0 657 $42,300 $69,200
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne 1459 6 (.2%) .4% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 676 $41,800 $68,500
Stevens-The Institute of Business - Arts 6 (.2%) 27.3% 6 (100%) 0
Moore College of Art and Design 450 6 (.2%) 7.1% 6 (100%) 0 770 $36,100 $64,600
The New England Institute of Art 5 (.2%) 6.3% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Newschool of Architecture and Design 1360 5 (.2%) 5.2% 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Silicon Valley 5 (.2%) 13.9% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Baker College 1569 5 (.2%) .3% 5 (100%) 0 810 $44,900 $63,100
North Dakota State University 661 5 (.2%) .2% 5 (100%) 0 350 $49,500 $79,000
The Art Institute of Philadelphia 5 (.2%) 3.3% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Adrian College 1030 5 (.2%) 1.8% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Brenau University 1249 5 (.2%) 1.6% 5 (100%) 0 731 $43,100 $66,400
Sanford-Brown College-Seattle 5 (.2%) 6.9% 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Southern Technical College 5 (.2%) 13.2% 5 (100%) 0
Mississippi College 670 5 (.2%) .8% 5 (100%) 0 890 $39,600 $59,100
University of the Incarnate Word 952 5 (.2%) .4% 5 (100%) 0 824 $45,000 $62,400
Maryland Institute College of Art 243 5 (.2%) 1.3% 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 898 $40,700 $58,300
College for Creative Studies 743 4 (.1%) 1.5% 4 (100%) 0 616 $47,900 $70,400
Harding University 514 4 (.1%) .4% 4 (100%) 0 600 $42,200 $70,900
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque 4 (.1%) 14.8% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
Watkins College of Art Design - Film 1489 4 (.1%) 9.8% 4 (100%) 0
The Art Institute of Phoenix 4 (.1%) 3.1% 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
Weber State University 4 (.1%) .2% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 568 $52,000 $71,800
The Art Institute of Charleston 4 (.1%) 5.7% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
The Art Institute of Charlotte 4 (.1%) 8.3% 4 (100%) 0
The Art Institute of Michigan 4 (.1%) 4.4% 4 (100%) 0
New England Institute of Technology 4 (.1%) 1.6% 4 (100%) 0 238 $44,500 $84,000
Concordia University-Wisconsin 639 3 (.1%) .4% 3 (100%) 0 836 $43,300 $62,000
Purdue University-Main Campus 173 3 (.1%) % 3 (100%) 0 98 $57,400 $94,200
The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville 3 (.1%) 3.4% 3 (100%) 0
The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati 3 (.1%) 5.1% 3 (100%) 0
The Art Institute of Wisconsin 3 (.1%) 5.4% 3 (100%) 0
Point Loma Nazarene University 245 3 (.1%) .4% 3 (100%) 0 423 $44,400 $76,000
The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham 3 (.1%) 4.8% 3 (100%) 0
Marist College 269 3 (.1%) .2% 3 (100%) 0 355 $48,100 $78,500
New York Institute of Technology 904 3 (.1%) .4% 3 (100%) 0 212 $53,200 $85,600
Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion 563 2 (.1%) .3% 2 (100%) 0 791 $44,000 $63,700
Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico 1455 2 (.1%) .4% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
University of Charleston 1219 2 (.1%) .6% 2 (100%) 0
The Art Institute of Indianapolis 2 (.1%) 2.6% 2 (100%) 0
Olivet Nazarene University 605 2 (.1%) .3% 2 (100%) 0 543 $45,300 $72,500
The Art Institute of Las Vegas 2 (.1%) 2.1% 2 (100%) 0
University of Memphis 938 2 (.1%) .1% 2 (100%) 0 712 $44,500 $67,100
Dunwoody College of Technology 440 2 (.1%) 4.2% 2 (100%) 0
St Catherine University 600 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0
Arcadia University 570 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 265 $36,900 $82,800
The Art Institutes International?Kansas City 1 (%) 1.8% 1 (100%) 0
Andrews University 713 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 756 $43,100 $65,000
Bay Path University 774 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0
The Art Institute of Tucson 1 (%) 2.3% 1 (100%) 0
Howard University 358 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 259 $50,000 $82,900
Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson 1 (%) 6.7% 1 (100%) 0
Living Arts College 1 (%) 2.9% 1 (100%) 0
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