Graduation Rates

  • 96% of the Pre-Interior Design students in 2014 passed portfolio review and entered upper division courses (junior). 
  • 50% of the students who graduated in AY2012-13 graduated within 4 years.


  • 92% of the students enrolled during spring 2013 semester returned fall 2013, putting attrition at 8%.

Job Placement

  • 86% of five year alumni and 50% of one year alumni respondents report full time employment by August 2013.
  • 57% of five year alumni and 100 percent of one year alumni are employed in Indiana.  Among five year alumni, 29% were employed in the Northeast and 14% were employed in other Midwestern states.
  • Also among five year Ball State Interior Design alumni, 57 percent earn between $40,000-$50,000 per year, and 43% report earning $30,000-$39,000 per year.  Half of all one year graduates report earning $30,000 to $39,999 per year, while half earn less than $20,000.

Job Placement statistics are based on our 2013 Ball State Baccalaureate Alumni Survey of 2007-2008 (surveyed approximately five years after graduation) and 2011-2012 (surveyed approximately one year after graduation) Ball State Interior Design graduates.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs

  • Forty-three percent of five year (Academic year 2008-2009 graduates) enrolled in graduate school.
  • None of the one year alumni respondents had enrolled in a graduate program (within a year of graduation.)


  • One-third of five year alumni respondents report taking the NCIDQ exam in 2011 or earlier.  None of the one year alumni had yet taken the NCIQD at the time of the survey (July 2013).
  • 33% of five year alumni and 20 percent of 1 year alumni had taken the LEED exam at the time of the survey.
  • Yasha Ogg, Junior student received first place in an ASID Indiana student design competition in 2014.
  • Jordan Woodall received the third place in IIDA Indiana student design competition in 2014.
  • Mackenzie Theisen, Junior student received second place in a regional Construction Specialties design competition in 2014.