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Most Popular Schools for Interior Design Major & Degree Program

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 Interior Designers Institute 262 100% N/A
2 Academy of Art University 172 7% $37,828
3 The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division 159 13% $18,520
4 Harrington College of Design 145 84% $22,393
5 New York School of Interior Design 142 100% $52,540
6 Fashion Institute of Technology 127 4% $21,773
7 Pratt Institute-Main 121 9% $58,734
8 Savannah College of Art and Design 111 4% $51,279
9 The New School 104 3% $59,691
10 Bellevue College 85 3% $4,780
11 Seminole State College of Florida 71 1% $4,561
12 Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles 70 4% $31,244
13 The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale 70 11% $33,181
14 Drexel University 62 1% $57,870
15 Florida State University 54 1% $21,543
16 AI Miami International University of Art and Design 52 6% $34,486
17 Iowa State University 50 1% $18,920
18 Portland Community College 48 1% $5,098
19 Design Institute of San Diego 48 100% $21,587
20 Kent State University at Kent 45 1% $24,926
21 Latter-day Saints Business College 45 6% $3,710
22 Canada College 44 6% $2,982
23 The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago 44 9% $36,817
24 The University of Alabama 42 1% $27,000
25 California State University-Sacramento 41 1% $23,209
26 Northern Arizona University 41 1% $22,746
27 Western Iowa Tech Community College 40 2% $12,882
28 Santa Monica College 40 2% $2,796
29 San Francisco State University 39 1% $23,828
30 University of North Carolina at Greensboro 39 1% $19,172
31 The Art Institute of Houston 39 8% $35,467
32 The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg 39 9% $34,618
33 The Art Institute of Philadelphia 38 6% $36,499
34 Suffolk University 38 2% $49,979
35 Saddleback College 38 1% $2,392
36 Marymount University 37 4% $41,160
37 Mesa Community College 37 1% $3,238
38 Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus 37 1% $23,920
39 The Art Institutes International-Minnesota 37 10% $33,613
40 The Art Institute of New York City 37 11% $42,955
41 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 36 1% $23,203
42 Washington State University 36 1% $27,697
43 International Academy of Design and Technology-Tampa 36 13% $15,600
44 Fox Valley Technical College 36 1% $5,728
45 Kean University 35 1% $26,624
46 West Valley College 35 4% $3,638
47 San Jacinto Community College 34 1% $2,802
48 The Art Institute of Colorado 34 8% $34,351
49 The Art Institute of Atlanta 33 6% $35,296
50 Texas State University 32 0% $19,620
51 Endicott College 32 4% $45,536
52 Scottsdale Community College 32 2% $3,238
53 Westwood College-Los Angeles 32 3% $17,687
54 Johnson County Community College 31 1% $3,750
55 Sullivan College of Technology and Design 31 18% $33,570
56 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 31 0% $27,434
57 Southwest Florida College 30 5% $14,089
58 Wentworth Institute of Technology 30 3% $46,750
59 San Diego Mesa College 30 2% $2,852
60 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 30 2% $16,716
61 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 30 0% $25,281
62 Orange Coast College 30 1% $2,848
63 Arapahoe Community College 29 2% $4,812
64 American River College 29 0% $2,760
65 Arizona State University-Tempe 28 0% $23,837
66 Ferris State University 28 1% $21,878
67 Georgia Southern University 28 1% $22,269
68 International Academy of Design and Technology-Chicago 28 14% $14,400
69 Saint Louis Community College 28 1% $3,940
70 Kansas State University 27 1% $21,331
71 Oregon State University 27 1% $23,559
72 Virginia Commonwealth University 27 0% $28,297
73 San Jose State University 26 0% $23,629
74 Century College 26 1% $6,504
75 University of Wisconsin-Madison 26 0% $23,931
76 The Art Institute of Charlotte 26 11% $33,325
77 University of the Incarnate Word 26 2% $39,124
78 Long Beach City College 26 1% $2,957
79 Brigham Young University-Idaho 26 0% $11,398
80 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 25 0% $26,165
81 The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles 25 6% $35,317
82 High Point University 25 3% $43,900
83 The Art Institute of California-Argosy University San Diego 25 5% $36,211
84 Waukesha County Technical College 25 1% $5,485
85 University of Florida 25 0% $19,103
86 International Academy of Design and Technology-Orlando 25 13% $15,300
87 South University-The Art Institute of Dallas 24 7% $33,445
88 Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 24 0% $21,680
89 Northern Virginia Community College 23 0% $5,377
90 Meredith College 23 4% $41,878
91 Indiana University-Bloomington 23 0% $23,820
92 Clover Park Technical College 23 2% $5,477
93 Baker College of Muskegon 23 3% $20,100
94 The Art Institute of Washington 23 7% $37,126
95 International Academy of Design and Technology-Sacramento 23 15% $15,508
96 Appalachian State University 22 1% $19,058
97 Tidewater Community College 22 1% $5,288
98 Baker College of Clinton Township 22 2% $9,900
99 George Washington University 22 0% $61,446
100 Auburn University 22 0% $25,282

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Interior Design program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.