Accreditation and student achievement

The SCAD interior design Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Ave., Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Per CIDA guidelines, SCAD provides the following student achievement data for those pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design.

Retention and Attrition Rates:

  • 94% of SCAD Savannah students enrolled during the Spring 2016 quarter returned for Fall 2016, which represents a 6% attrition rate.
  • 91% of SCAD Atlanta students enrolled during the Spring 2016 quarter returned for Fall 2016, which represents a 9% attrition rate.

Graduation Rates:

  • For the 2015-16 academic year, 83% of SCAD Savannah's interior design department graduated within four years.
  • For the 2015-16 academic year, 86% of SCAD Atlanta's interior design department graduated within four years.

For questions related to enrollment statistics, contact SCAD's office of institutional research at 912.525.4006 or via email.

Employment Rates:

SCAD's alumni follow-up study is conducted annually by the office of institutional assessment to ascertain the employment and continuing education information of spring quarter graduates.

  • Seven students graduated from SCAD Atlanta with an interior design B.F.A. degree in Spring 2016. Data was obtained for all of these alumni, of which 100% were employed and/or pursuing further education within ten months of graduation. Of those employed, 86% were working in creative fields related to their SCAD education.
  • Forty-two students graduated from SCAD Savannah with an interior design B.F.A. degree in Spring 2016. Data was obtained for 33 of these alumni, of which 97% were employed and/or pursuing further education within ten months of graduation. Of those employed, 97% were working in creative fields related to their SCAD education.

For questions related to this study, contact SCAD's office of institutional assessment at 912.525.5848 or via email.