School and Ranking Info
Students in Cincinnati, OH, can find programs in interior design at two for-profit schools, a private college affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and a public university. The top ranking school among these options is a high-ranking public institution and leader in cooperative education that counts President William Howard Taft and Neil Armstrong, the astronaut, among its alumni. This school also awarded the most degrees in interior design in 2013.
- Winner: The main campus of the University of Cincinnati offers a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program that combines classroom studies with full-time work experience.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Cincinnati|
|Rankings|| #129 among National Universities;
#63 among Top Public Schools (2015)*
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition and Fees (2013-2014)|| Undergraduate: $10,784 (in-state);
|Interior Design Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Interior Design Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||31**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 entering class||58%**|
|Noteworthy||The BS in Interior Design program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator.
University of Cincinnati
- BS in Interior Design program includes 1½ years of cooperative work experience
- 70% full-time job placement rate for interior design majors within 1-3 months of graduation
- Student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers
The University of Cincinnati (UC) is composed of 13 colleges and a graduate school and enrolls roughly 34,400 students a year. The university has previously received high marks from BusinessWeek, Design Intelligence and GDUSA magazines for the quality of its design programs. The College of Design, Architecture and Planning, which includes the School of Architecture and Interior Design, offers a bachelor's degree program in interior design.
The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program takes five years to complete and requires three summer sessions; five of the semesters are devoted exclusively to cooperative work experiences. The curriculum includes lower-level coursework in construction materials, design science and sustainability; students also participate in design labs and studio work. Upper-level coursework covers topics in environmental technology, furniture, lighting and millwork; design electives, a professional practice course and senior studios are also part of the program. Learning outcomes include developing the skills necessary to design interiors for both commercial and residential properties.