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Retention, Graduation, Job Placement and Graduate School Acceptance Rates



The Interior Design Program publishes a newsletter each year.  Check out the links below.

Interior Design Newsletter 2016-2017

Interior Design Newsletter Spring 2016

Interior Design Newsletter Fall 2015

Interior Design Newsletter Spring 2015

Interior Design Newsletter Fall 2014

Interior Design Newsletter Spring 2014

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Students are required to complete an internship during the summer of their senior year.  Interns are required to be supervised by an NCIDQ certified interior designer, at a location of their choice, and are required to work 400 hours (full-time for 10 weeks).  Examples of past internships are listed below.

Gensler, Washington, D.C.

Duncan Miller Ullmann Design, Dallas, TX

Business Interiors, Jackson, MS

Interior Design Services, Nashville, TN

Baptist Hospital, Jackson, MS

Slifer Designs, Edwards, CO

Dean and Dean Architects, Jackson, MS

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, AL

St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS

Celia Barrett Design, Jackson, MS

Barefield Workplace Solutions, Jackson, MS

U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, D.C.

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Alumni Spotlights

Rebecca Harmon Petersen 

Rebecca Harmon Petersen graduated from Mississippi College in 2009 and the same year was selected as Interior Design Student of the Year. Upon graduation, she immediately started working at the US Army Corps of Engineers in Huntsville, AL as an interior designer. The Army Corps in Huntsville procures furniture for barracks and office buildings worldwide. Mrs Petersen primarily reviews and specifies furniture for office buildings, the largest of which was 30 million in furniture alone. Most recently, she has worked on two FF&E design projects in Germany and was the Team Lead for one of the buildings. The project included space planning, choosing and specifying furniture, and selecting finishes.

Monica Steen

Monica Steen graduated in 2011 and was the 2011 Interior Design Student of the Year.  She is a Project Design Coordinator for St. Dominic Hospital. Her clients are patients, visitors, and staff. A few of her projects include a new Radial Lounge, holding area for Radiology, and waiting room for Women's Services. Monica's duties include space planning, budgeting, finish and furniture selections, purchasing furniture, accessories, and signage.  Monica was recently named the 2014 Young Alumna of the Year by Mississippi College's Department of Art.

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Retention, Graduation, Job Placement and Graduate School Acceptance Rates

Retention Rates

93% of the students enrolled during the 2016 Spring semester returned for the Fall 2016 semester to continue their degree program in interior design.

Graduation Rates

100% of the students from the class of 2016 who entered upper division courses graduated.

Job Placement Rates

Job placement rates are listed below and are based on interior design graduates securing jobs in the interior design field upon completing their internships and graduating from Mississippi College.

2016 Graduates: 80%

2015 Graduates: 100%

2014 Graduates: 75%

2013 Graduates: 80%

2012 Graduates: 100%

Graduate School Acceptance Rates

A graduate degree is not required to become a certified interior designer; however, some students decide to further their education to focus on a specialty area or to become eligible to teach higher education.  The following information pertains to Mississippi College interior design graduates who have applied to graduate school.  Mississippi College does not offer an interior design graduate degree.

Graduate School Acceptance Rate (2009-present): 100%

Interior Design Students applied to Graduate School (2009-present): 16%

            Graduate schools include the following:

                        Florida State University

                        Marymount University

                        Savannah College of Art and Design

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