Throughout its 40+ year history, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) has evaluated the interior design programs of hundreds of colleges and universities throughout North America. It is important to note that not all programs seeking accreditation (or re-accreditation) are accepted.
The list below details the nearly 200 programs that have been accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation since its inception. CIDA provides quality assurance for interior design education by accrediting programs that lead to a specific degree, diploma, or certificate. If an institution has a CIDA-accredited program, that accreditation status does not automatically extend to the same degree program delivered on a separate campus, or to a different degree program on the same campus or within the same department. CIDA always publishes the name of the accredited degree. Programs may lose and regain accredited status, and in some cases, degree names change over time.
- The history of the program’s period(s) of accreditation is below the degree name. These dates represent the beginning and end date or current status of a program’s accreditation.
- All currently accredited programs are accredited at the professional level and culminate in a bachelor’s or professional-level master’s degree.