Texas Tech University

Interior Design

Consumer Information: Facts and Figures

Student Statistics and Retention

Academic year 2016

  • Total number of Interior Design Students: 133
    • 131 Primary Major in Interior Design
    • 2 Secondary Major in Interior Design
    • 54 students declared a minor in Architecture
    • Average grade point average for all ID students: 3.16
    • 28 Interior Design Degrees Awarded
  • Retention/Attrition – Intended Majors for 2014:
    • 86% of the students enrolled as freshmen in the program during the fall 2014 returned in spring 2015, putting the attrition at 14%
  • Acceptance to the Program-Sophomore Review: 70%
    • Students at Texas Tech University must pass Sophomore Portfolio Review to be admitted to the professional level of the program.
    • 32 Students submitted Sophomore Portfolios for review
      • 86% were admitted to the professional level
      • 9% took the Interior Design Minor option
      • 9% changed their major course of study
  • Retention/Attrition of Declared Majors in the Professional Level, graduating class of 2016:
    • Class of 2016 - 93% graduated in 4 years
    • 97% of the senior class were awarded degrees
    • Attrition at 3%

Academic year 2015

  • Total number of Interior Design Students: 128
    • 125 Primary Major in Interior Design
    • 3 Secondary Major in Interior Design
    • 64 students declared a minor in Architecture
    • Average grade point average for all ID students: 3.19
    • 27 Interior Design Degrees Awarded
  • Retention/Attrition – Intended Majors for 2014:
    • 83% of the students enrolled as freshmen in the program during the fall 2013 returned in spring 2014, putting the attrition at 17%
  • Acceptance to the Program-Sophomore Review:
    • Students at Texas Tech University must pass Sophomore Portfolio Review to be admitted to the professional level of the program.
    • 31 Students submitted Sophomore Portfolios for review
      • 83% were admitted to the professional level
      • 9% took the Interior Design Minor option
      • 9% changed their major course of study
  • Retention/Attrition of Declared Majors in the Professional Level, graduating class of 2015:
    • 92% graduated in 4 years
    • 96% of the senior class were awarded degrees
    • Attrition at 4%

Academic year 2014

  • Total number of Interior Design Students: 132
    • 130 Primary Major in Interior Design
    • 2 Secondary Major in Interior Design
    • 41 students declared a minor in Architecture
    • Average grade point average for all ID students: 3.15
    • 24 Interior Design Degrees Awarded
  • Retention/Attrition – Intended Majors for 2014:
    • 81% of the students enrolled as freshmen in the program during the fall 2011 returned in spring 2012, putting the attrition at 19%
  • Acceptance to the Program-Sophomore Review:
    • Students at Texas Tech University must pass Sophomore Portfolio Review to be admitted to the professional level of the program.
    • 29 Students submitted Sophomore Portfolios for review
      • 82% were admitted to the professional level
      • 10% took the Interior Design Minor option
      • 8% changed their major course of study
  • Retention/Attrition of Declared Majors in the Professional Level, graduating class of 2014:
    • Class of 2014 - 92% graduated in 4 years
    • 96% of the senior class were awarded degrees
    • Attrition at 4%

Academic year 2013

  • Total number of Interior Design Students: 134
    • 132 Primary Major in Interior Design
    • 2 Secondary Major in Interior Design
    • 43 students declared a minor in Architecture
    • Average grade point average for all ID students: 3.16
    • 26 Interior Design Degrees Awarded
  • Retention/Attrition – Intended Majors for 2013:
    • 82% of the students enrolled as freshmen in the program during the fall 2012 returned in spring 2013, putting the attrition at 18%
  • Acceptance to the Program-Sophomore Review:
    • Students at Texas Tech University must pass Sophomore Portfolio Review to be admitted to the professional level of the program.
    • 34 Students submitted Sophomore Portfolios for review
      • 76% were admitted to the professional level
      • 17% took the Interior Design Minor option
      • 7% changed their major course of study
  • Retention/Attrition of Declared Majors in the Professional Level, graduating class of 2013:
    • Class of 2013 - 89% graduated in 4 years
    • 98% of the senior class were awarded degrees
    • Attrition at 2%

Academic year 2012

  • Total number of Interior Design Students: 123
    • 120 Primary Major in Interior Design
    • 3 Secondary Major in Interior Design
    • 46 students declared a Minor in Architecture
    • Average grade point average for all ID students: 3.23
    • 27 Interior Design Degrees Awarded
  • Retention/Attrition – Intended Majors for 2012:
    • 87% of the students enrolled as freshmen in the program during the fall 2011 returned in spring 2012, putting the attrition at 13%
  • Acceptance to the Program-Sophomore Review:
    • Students at Texas Tech University must pass Sophomore Portfolio Review to be admitted to the professional level of the program.
    • 35 Students submitted Sophomore Portfolios for review
      • 77% were admitted to the professional level
      • 17% took the Interior Design Minor option
      • 6% changed their major course of study
  • Retention/Attrition of Declared Majors in the Professional Level, graduating class of 2012:
    • Class of 2012 - 79% graduated in 4 years
    • 97% of the senior class were awarded degrees
    • Attrition at 3%

Sponsored Outreach for Interior Design Students for 2013 and 2014

Sponsored Outreach for ID Students, the Junior class, 33 students visited the following showrooms and Museums in Dallas, Texas, January 15, 2014

  • Herman Miller Design Center
  • All Steel
  • Knoll International
  • Haworth
  • Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
  • Kimball Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Modern Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Sponsored Outreach for ID Students, the Junior class, 32 students visited the following showrooms and Museums in Dallas, Texas, March 29, 2013

  • Herman Miller Design Center
  • All Steel
  • Knoll International
  • Haworth
  • Dallas Museum of Fine Arts

Sponsored Outreach for ID Students, 63 students visited the following showrooms, museums, and job sites in Dallas, Texas, September 20, 2014

  • 12 Residential Showrooms in the Dallas Decorative Center
  • 8 Residential Showrooms in the Dallas Design Center

Sponsored Outreach for Interior Design Students, a tour for 68 Students to visit the following 22 Showrooms on March 11, 2013 at the:

New York Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York, 10016

  • McGuire Furniture Company
  • Hickory Chair-Pearson
  • Century Furniture
  • Baker Knapp & Tubbs
  • Palecek
  • Henerdon Interior Design Showroom
  • Wood & Hogan Inc.
  • Bright Group
  • Niemann Weeks
  • Burton
  • Jofco
  • Kusch + Co.
  • Cote France
  • Dennis Miller Associates
  • Profiles
  • Halcon & Davis
  • Gordon International
  • Luna Textiles
  • ArcCom Fabrics
  • Krug, Inc.
  • HBF/HBF Textiles
  • Saladino Furniture Inc.

Sponsored Outreach for ID students who visited Professional Design Studios in New York City, March 12, 2013, a tour for 68 students visiting 31 Professional Design Firms

New York Interior Design Firms:

  • David Scott
  • Amy Lau
  • Amanda Nisbet
  • Campion Platt
  • Shelton
  • Mindel & Associates
  • Moss Bureau
  • Stonehill Taylor
  • BBG-BBGM
  • Wimberly Interiors
  • SOM
  • Jeffrey Beers International
  • Perkins Eastman
  • BG Studio International
  • Victoria Hagan
  • Orsini Design Associates
  • Alan Gaynor + Company
  • Spacesmith
  • iCrave
  • Axis Mundi
  • Kwinter and Company
  • Tihany Design
  • Norwood Interiors
  • MR Architecture + Décor
  • Nirmada
  • Gabellini Sheppard
  • Bruce Bierman
  • RD Rice
  • White Webb
  • Joe Ginsberg Design
  • Glenn Gissler
  • Daniele Perna

Professional Projects

Students have the opportunity in all courses to participate in professional design projects.

The following is a list of previous and ongoing projects:

  • Carillon Senior Living
    • 4 projects ongoing
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • TTU Traffic and Parking Facility
  • TTU Visitor's Center
  • College of Human Sciences Retreat Cottage

Summer Internships

During the first summer session following the Junior year, Interior design students are required to seek a summer internship with either a professional design firm, a preapproved designer showroom, or a preapproved office furniture dealership.

The minimum requirement for the summer internship is 150 working hours under the supervision of a registered interior designer or a registered architect.

Internship Data 2014

  • 31 Students Participated
    • 30% worked for Residential Designers
    • 65% worked for Commercial Design Firms
    • 5% worked for Office Furniture Dealerships or Showrooms
  • 2014 Internships were located in the following cities:
    • Dallas, Texas Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • Fort Worth, Texas Chicago, Illinois
    • Houston, Texas
    • Austin, Texas
    • San Antonio, Texas

Internship Data 2013

  • 26 Students Participated
    • 46% worked for Residential Designers Firms
    • 38% worked for Commercial Design Firms
    • 16% worked for Office Furniture Dealerships or Showrooms
  • 2013 Internships were located in the following cities:
    • Dallas, Texas
    • New York, New York
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Houston, Texas
    • Lubbock, Texas

Employment Statistics for Recent Interior Design Graduates

2014 Graduates

  • 24 students were awarded an Interior Design Degree
    • 66% are working professionally in Interior Design
    • 22% are seeking a graduate degree
    • 12% have made other life choices
  • Of the 24 students who received an Interior Design Degree, 23 received a minor in Architecture.

2013 Graduates

  • 26 students were awarded an Interior Design Degree
    • 74% are working professionally in Interior Design
    • 23% are seeking a graduate degree
    • 3% have made other life choices
  • Of the 26 students who received an Interior Design Degree, 25 received a minor in Architecture.

2012 Graduates

  • 27 Students were awarded an Interior Design Degree
    • 66% are working professionally in Interior Design
    • 23% are seeking a graduate degree
    • 11% have made other life choices
  • Of the 27 students who received an Interior Design Degree, 25 received a minor in Architecture.

Department of Design