How Interior Architecture and Interior Design Firms Evaluate Graduates


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Most Admired Educators 2018

Leaders and professional practitioners who hire interior design school graduates share the programs they most admire, the ones they hire from most frequently, which schools are excelling in 12 key skill areas, and their view of how well recent graduates are prepared for practice.


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Quality of interior design graduates' preparedness to enter the profession

100%
2%
4%
10%
56%
28%
Very dissatisfied
Dissatisfied
Neither satisfied nor sissatisfied
Satisfied
Very satisfied

Are interior design students graduating with an adequate understanding of the following?

100%
13%
56%
23%
8%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
24%
50%
22%
4%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
8%
44%
44%
3%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
12%
47%
34%
6%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
8%
54%
33%
4%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
27%
46%
16%
11%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
28%
44%
21%
6%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
18%
50%
23%
10%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
14%
55%
25%
6%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
10%
44%
42%
4%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
9%
51%
31%
9%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
12%
50%
28%
10%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
20%
48%
25%
8%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure

What is the importance of the following factors in hiring decisions for a new interior design graduate?

100%
5%
14%
39%
30%
13%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
6%
14%
35%
30%
14%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
3%
16%
30%
37%
15%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
1%
3%
12%
43%
41%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
2%
11%
26%
47%
12%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
13%
13%
38%
31%
4%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
2%
8%
31%
39%
20%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
5%
10%
30%
38%
18%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
25%
26%
26%
19%
4%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
1%
4%
17%
39%
39%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important

What is the importance of the following attributes for a new interior design graduate entering the workplace?

100%
3%
4%
6%
35%
51%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
3%
9%
19%
40%
29%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
2%
5%
9%
32%
51%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
3%
5%
18%
40%
33%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
4%
3%
5%
24%
65%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
4%
4%
20%
39%
34%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
3%
4%
8%
33%
53%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important