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2023 Interior Design Students

There are about 23,500 students enrolled in Interior Design in the USA.

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College is a profoundly significant time in one's life; it's a chance for individual growth and development. Pupils continue to learn who they want to be and learn many of the indispensable skills to be a prosperous member of society. But growth is more than what one learns in a classroom environment - the discussions which one has with his peers, the nugget of wisdom learned from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different background. As such, attending a diverse college greatly enriches what one gains from the time at college.

Interior Design is a slightly more racially diverse subject than average*. 59% of the United States' Interior Design majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(19%), latino students (12%), and asian students (6%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is New York Institute of Technology&nbspin Old Westbury, NY.

Additionally, Interior Design skews very female, more so 94% of subjects. 9 in every 10 students majoring in Interior Design identify as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, OK.

Another critical type of diversity is economic diversity. Interior Design is the 45th most financially diverse focus in the nation. 26% of its majors come from households who bring in south of $30,000 a year, 16% are from households with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 26% grew up in high income households. Ball State University is the most financially diverse college in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NY is the most diverse state for Interior Design. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the Heartland Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 6%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 12%

  • White: 59%

  • Other: 19%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 10%

  • Female: 90%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 26%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 26%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 72%

  • Out of State: 24%

  • International: 4%

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