Student Achievement Data
The mission of Seminole State’s interior design program is to prepare students for the professional industry by providing knowledge and skills to solve a variety of design problems with the core value of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
The following data was collected annually, using Institutional Records, an alumni network through LinkedIn, and self-reporting from students.
Student Attrition and Retention:
75% of students (n=33/44) admitted in the fall of 2021 returned in the fall of 2022, putting attrition at 25%.
Full time students take approximately 12-15 credits per semester (including fall, spring, and summer), and part-time students take approximately 6-9 credits per semester. There are separate and distinct pathways to enter the B.A.S. degree. Please note that the bachelor’s degree includes six studio courses, which may not be taken concurrently. Therefore, the average number of semesters to complete the bachelor’s degree will vary greatly.
The first route is for students entering college with a High School degree. They will complete the A.S. in Interior Design degree before admission into the B.A.S. degree. This is our 2+2 program and consists of 120 total credits.
- Of the students graduating in 2021 – 2022 academic year, the median number of semesters to complete the bachelor’s degree through the 2+2 pathway (120 credits), at a full-time pace, attending fall, spring, and summer was 15 semesters.
The second route is for students with previously completed college degree’s (AA or higher), who typically do not need general education courses. This alternative pathway is 75 total credits.
- Of the students graduating in 2021 – 2022 academic year, the median number of semesters to complete the bachelor’s degree through the alternative pathway (75 credits), at a full-time pace, attending fall, spring, and summer was 11 semesters.
Acceptance Into Graduate Programs:
In the 2021 – 2022 academic year, zero students applied for graduate school.
Job Placement Rates:
88% of students who graduated in the 2021 - 2022 academic year, are employed in interior design or a related profession (n=37 out of 42).
Places of Employment
- Eleven 18 Architecture
- Empire Office
- Heery International
- Hospitality Resources & Design
- HuntonBrady Architects
- Intermark Design Group
- Kaleidoscope Interiors
- L2 Studios
- Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
- Niemann Interiors
- RJ Company
- RLF Architects
- Sena Hospitality Design
- Scott & Cormia Architecture & Interiors
- TJNG Partners
- Universal Creative
- A.Clore Interiors
- American Concept & Design
- Beasley & Henley Interior Design
- Brooks Design Studio
- Design Studio 15
- Florida Living Quarters
- Godfrey Design Consultants, Inc.
- Marc-Michaels Interior Design
- Phil Kean Design Group
- Restoration Hardware
- Roman Interior Design
- Ryan Homes
- S & W Kitchens
- SOCO Interiors