Undergraduate Interior Design +


The interior design program leading to the B.F.A. in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The B.F.A. in Interior Design granted by Mississippi College meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.

Retention Rates

94% of the students enrolled during the 2019 Spring semester returned for the Fall 2019 semester to continue their degree program in interior design.

Graduation Rates

85% of the students from the class of 2019 who entered upper division courses graduated.

100% of the students from the class of 2018 who entered upper division courses graduated.

100% of the students from the class of 2017 who entered upper division courses graduated.

Job Placement Rates

Job placement rates are listed below and are based on interior design graduates securing jobs in the interior design field upon completing their internships and graduating from Mississippi College.  Students entering graduate school after graduating with an undergraduate degree from Mississippi College are not counted below.

  • 2019 Graduates: 100%
  • 2018 Graduates: 100%
  • 2017 Graduates: 100%

Graduate School Acceptance Rates

A graduate degree is not required to become a certified interior designer; however, some students decide to further their education to focus on a specialty area or to become eligible to teach higher education. 

100% of the 2019 graduates that applied to graduate school were accepted.  17% of the 2019 class applied to graduate school.