Department of Interior Design

Student Performance Data

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Interior design careers fulfill a wide variety of interests.

Your experience at UF-ID can help shape you into the designer that you want to be. Below is some recent information regarding our past graduates.

 


UF-ID Job Placement Rates

89% of the students who graduated in May 2013 were employed in the field by May 2014.

84% of the students who graduated in May 2012 were employed in the field by May 2013.

 


Retention, graduation rates, & acceptance into graduate programs

Graduating Class
Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Rate of Acceptance into Graduate Programs of students seeking graduate studies
2014
94%
100%
100%
2013
95%
100%
100%
2012
88%
95%
100%

 

Graduation Rate By Cohort (FTIC and Transfer Students)

Please note that due to course sequencing, transfer students have to complete a minimum three-year track depending on semester of admission.

 
Cohort 2007
Cohort 2008
Cohort 2009
Cohort 2010
FTIC Students (FTIC=First Time in College)
4 Year
6 Year
4 Year
6 Year
4 Year
6 Year
4 Year
6 Year
Entering Interior Design in First Year
50
50
60
80
44
NA
NA
NA
Cumulative Students from Interior Design or any college that remained or declared Interior Design  in the Third Year
81.8
100
50
100
100
NA
NA
NA
 
Cohort 2007
Cohort 2008
Cohort 2008
Cohort 2010
Transfer Students
3 Years at UF
4 Years at UF
3 Years at UF
4 Years at UF
3 Years at UF
4 Years at UF
3 Years at UF
4 Years at UF
Entering Interior Design in First Year
40
80
50
80
43.8
75
83.3
NA

 

 

Places of employment

Over the past three years UF graduates have gained entry-level interior design positions across the country. Below is a sampling of firms and companies that have hired graduates from the interior design program.

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Commercial Design

Ai Collaborative – Tampa, FL

*Bilkey Llinas Design – West Palm Beach, FL

Design Continuum – Atlanta, GA

Cooper Carry – Atlanta, FL

EoA – Miami, FL

Fieldstone A + E – Tampa, FL

FreemanWhite – Charlotte, NC

Gensler – Houston, TX & Atlanta, GA

Gettys – Chicago, IL

Gresham, Smith and Partners – Jacksonville and Tampa, FL

HBA – Atlanta, GA

Hendrick – Atlanta, GA

HKS – Orlando, FL

NOI – Nashville, TN

Perkins + Will – Atlanta, GA

RTLK – Miami, FL

SCB – Chicago, IL

STG Design – Austin, TX

TPG – New York, NY

TVS Design – Atlanta, GA

Veenendaal Cave – Atlanta, GA

VOA – Beijing, China

Wegman Design Group – Naples, FL

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Residential Design

Design Within Reach – Miami, FL

Heather Scott Home & Design – Austin, TX

Renee Gaddis Interiors – Naples, FL

Commercial and Residential Design Firms

Amanda Webster Design – Jacksonville Beach, FL

Bigtime Design Studios – Miami, FL

Luis Pons Design Lab – Miami, FL

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Internships

After completing their junior year in the program, Interior Design students typically do summer internships. In fact over the past three years, 81 percent of all students interned in firms across the US, and some even interned in China, Haiti, Saudi Arabia or in the UK. Below is a sampling of companies and firms that have hired our interns from the 2012 to 2014 graduating classes:

Architectural Design Collaborative – Orlando, FL

Bilkey Llinas Design – West Palm Beach, FL

Disney Imagineering – Orlando, FL

Drake Design Associates – New York, NY

Forest Perkins – Dallas, TX

Gensler – Houston, TX & Atlanta, GA

Gresham, Smith and Partners – Jacksonville and Tampa, FL

Herman Miller —Orlando and Tampa, FL

HLW – New York, NY

Perkins + Will – Atlanta, GA

TPG – New York, NY

Steelcase —Dallas, TX