November 5, 2018
Interior design program ranked in top 10 by DesignIntelligence
Kansas State University's interior design program in the College of Human Ecology has again been ranked in the top 10 by DesignIntelligence, an independent company focused on the design and construction industry. It annually publishes results of a survey of design professionals ranking design programs nationwide.
The voter pool was comprised of 6,119 hiring professionals, 359 deans and department chairs, and 5,451 students in the design discipline who were asked "Which interior design schools do you most admire for a combination of faculty, programs, culture and student preparation for the profession?" The K-State interior design program was recognized among hundreds of undergraduate programs in the U.S. as one of the top 10 most admired programs.
Along with its top marks as an admired program, the interior design program received top five rankings in 10 of the 12 design education focus areas used in this year's survey. Focus areas include topics such as construction materials and methods, design technologies, engineering fundamentals, healthy built environments, research, project planning and management, and communication and presentation skills. A full list of the focus areas can be found at di-rankings.com.
"Our exceptional faculty and students produce educational excellence that is respected year after year by those polled in the DesignIntelligence survey," said Barbara Anderson, head of the department of apparel, textiles, and interior design. "It is especially rewarding that we are ranked in the top 10 in all 12 focus areas evaluated this year."