Interior design program continues to be top-ranked by DesignIntelligence
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019
Kansas State University's interior design program continues to rank among the best in the nation according to the latest survey by DesignIntelligence. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's interior design program, offered by the apparel, textiles, and interior design department in the College of Health and Human Sciences, continues to be one of the best in the U.S., according to the 2019-2020 rankings from DesignIntelligence, an independent company focused on the design and construction industry.
This year, the K-State interior design program ranks eighth among the most admired interior design schools in the nation. Most notably, K-State ranks first in the category of most hired from interior design schools compared to programs with similar-sized graduating classes. Graduates of the university's interior design program are enjoying high post-graduation employment rates at multidisciplinary architecture and design firms.
K-State also ranks in the top 10 in 10 of 12 focus areas surveyed by DesignIntelligence. These areas include transdisciplinary collaboration across architecture, engineering and construction; research; project planning and management; interdisciplinary studies; healthy built environments; engineering fundamentals; design theory and practice; design technologies; construction materials and methods; and communication and presentation skills.
"It is rewarding to receive continued recognition of the excellence of our graduates," said Barbara Anderson, professor and head of the department of apparel, textiles, and interior design. "We are fortunate to have dedicated and talented faculty members who prepare students for successful careers in design."
K-State's interior design program is the only one in Kansas for students who want to earn a four-year baccalaureate degree accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.
"The College of Health and Human Sciences is proud of the interior design program and the students that it produces," said John Buckwalter, the Betty L. Tointon dean of the college. "We are excited to see them receive this well-deserved recognition."
DesignIntelligence is an independent company focused on the design and construction industry. It publishes DesignIntelligence Quarterly four times per year, including the results of an industrywide survey of design professionals released in its third-quarter edition annually.