Academic Programs

Interior Architecture and Design Student Performance

CSU 2013 Student Enrollment30,700

2013-2014 Interior Design1Total Enrollment
Undergraduate Students:104
Graduate Students:7

Length of Program
BS Interior Design4 years, 120 credit hours
MS Design & Merchandising (Interior Design Specialization)2 years, 30-322 credit hours

Tuition & Fees (approximate for 2014)
Undergraduate In-State $4,948 base tuition and fees for 15 credit hours
Undergraduate Out-of-State$13,038 base tuition and fees for 15 credit hours
Graduate In-State$5,462 base tuition and fees for 9 or more credit hours
Graduate Out-of-State$12,048 base tuition and fees for 9 or more credit hours

Acceptance to the Undergraduate Program for 2009-2013
Following acceptance to Colorado State University, all first year students (freshman, transfer, or upper class students changing majors) will complete two Pre-Interior Design classes, required to sit for advancement as an Interior Design major (years 2-4). The 'First Year Design Scenario Review' advances a maximum of the top scoring students (up to 44 students).
FIVE YEAR AVERAGE Number taking Pre-interior Design classes:50
FIVE YEAR AVERAGE Number opting to go through Scenario Review: 52
FIVE YEAR AVERAGE Number formally accepted into the program:40

Retention of Interior Design Students
FIVE YEAR AVERAGE Students in 2-4th year:93%3

Graduating Undergraduate Students
FIVE YEAR AVERAGE Completion of program in 4 years or less:87.9%4

Graduating Graduate Students
FIVE YEAR AVERAGE Completion of degree within 2-3 years:99%

2014 Undergraduate Professional Placement for 2014 Graduates/Graduate School Acceptance
Number of undergraduate students graduating in 2014 academic year:295
Number accepted to graduate school in architecture:26
Percentage of graduate school applicants accepted to graduate school:100%
Number of undergraduates obtaining interior design-related employment within 60 days: 28
Number currently interviewing:1
Percentage in graduate school or employed in design-related employment within 6 months:99%
Percentage employed within 6 months:100%

1 Excludes students entering the university as Pre-ID
2 Based on student completion of project or thesis
3 Only students sequentially matriculating and excluding students who may choose to extend the length of their program
4 Includes additional years for transfer and dual majors
5 Includes 1 student graduating in Interior Design but continuing to complete a second major and 1 student undertaking a mission engaged in design work
6 Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC), University of Colorado/Denver (CU)

Representative Professional Placement of Graduates (2007-2014):

  • Oglesby Design, Fort Collins, CO
  • RNL, Denver, CO
  • IKEA, Centennial, CO
  • Gensler, Denver, CO
  • Fentress Architects, Denver, CO
  • Boulder Associates, Boulder, CO
  • Davis Partnership Architects, Denver, CO
  • IA, Denver, CO and New York, NY
  • OfficeScapes, Denver, CO
  • SlaterPaull Architects, Inc., Denver, CO
  • OZ Architects, Denver and Boulder, CO
  • Slifer Design, Edwards, CO
  • Blue Ocean, Fort Collins, CO
  • BurketteDesign, Denver, CO
  • H + L, Denver, CO
  • Canter Associates, Denver, CO
  • Elements, Denver, CO
  • MATRIX Architects Engineers Planners, Inc., Tulsa, OK
  • ARC International, Inc., XXXXX, ND
  • Herman Miller, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Drew McGukin, New York, NY
  • Callison Global, Seattle, WA
  • indidesign, Los Angeles, CA and London, UK
  • Hirsh Bedner Associates, Republic of Singapore
  • Texeira, Los Angeles, CA
  • Rohrbach Associates, PC, Iowa City, IA
  • Bettisworth North Architects and Planners, Inc., Anchorage, AK
  • Pacific Lighting Systems, Denver, CO
  • Callahan Interior Design, Austin, TX
  • The Neenan Company, Fort Collins, CO
  • Kieding Design, Colorado Springs, CO
  • CSU Facilities, Fort Collins, CO
  • Poggenpohl, Atlanta, GA
  • Hassell, Hong Kong, China
  • Canter & Associates, Denver, CO
  • Rentfrow Design, Fort Collins, CO
  • The Lighting Agency, Denver, CO
  • ARC International Inc, Iowa City, IA

Representative Internship Placements (required; 2007-2014)

  • Gensler, Shanghai, China and Los Angeles, CA
  • Therese Verserius, New York, NY
  • CannonDesign, New York, NY
  • Exhibit Design Group, Dublin, IR
  • Oz Architecture, Boulder and Denver, CO,
  • Poggenpohl, New York, NY
  • Galun Snow, Denver, CO
  • O Interiors, Denver, CO
  • Oglesby Design, Fort Collins, CO
  • CSU Facilities, Fort Collins, CO
  • Hirsch Bedner Associates, San Diego, CA
  • Blue Ocean, Fort Collins, CO
  • Therese Verserius, New York, NY
  • Vaught Frye Larsen, Fort Collins, CO
  • Fentress Architects, Denver, COoo
  • Thunderpup Construction, Fort Collins, CO
  • Drew McGukin Interiors, New York, NY
  • Klipp/gkkworks, Denver, CO
  • Morningstar Architects, Dallas, TX
  • Aneka Interiors, Fort Collins, CO
  • Associates III, Denver, CO
  • The Lighting Center, Fort Collins, CO
  • RB + B, Fort Collins, CO
  • The Neenan Company, Fort Collins, CO
  • 505 Design, Boulder, CO
  • Thomas Ward Gibbs Design Consultants, New York, NY
  • Good Interiors, Boston, MA
  • HRI Design, Littleton, CO
  • BeachDwelling Design, LLC, Avalon, NJ
  • ABD, Fort Collins, CO
  • Lita Dirks, Englewood, CO

Representative Recognitions (2007-2014)

  • Outstanding Senior, College of Health and Human Services
  • Gilman Scholarship Award
  • Network of Executive Women in Hospitality/NEWH, Colorado Scholarship (1st/2nd place)
  • Sophie Pearson International Scholarship
  • PAVE Scholarship
  • Rams Pacesetter Award
  • CSU Plaid Competition 1st Place
  • SAI Scholarships
  • Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (CURC)
         Highest Honors, High Honors, College Honors
  • IFDA Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship
  • CSU Exceptional Achievement in Service Learning Student Award
  • CSU Exceptional Achievement in Service-Learning Community Partner Award
  • Network of Executive Women in Hospitality/NEWH, ICONS of Industry, 3rd place
  • Dal-tile Competition, Runner-Up
  • IIDA Pret a Porte, 1ST place, Rocky Mountain Chapter/Colorado
  • PAVE Student Design Competition, Honorable Mention
  • Brass Ring Awards
  • Yale R. Burge National Competition winner
  • NY Green Builders Fashion Competition
  • ASID Crystal Award, Colorado Chapter, 1st place
  • ASID Access Design Challenge Award Winner
  • Angelo Donghia Foundation Scholarship