CIDA is the Council for Interior Design Accreditation

CIDA is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization for interior design education programs at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Through a process of program self-evaluation and peer review, accreditation promotes achievement of high academic standards, while making education more responsive to student and societal needs. CIDA strives for the enrichment of the interior design profession through identifying, developing and promoting quality standards for the education of entry-level interior designers, and then encouraging, accrediting and supporting educational programs to aspire to those standards.

The Ryerson School of Interior Design prides itself on being an Accredited program.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA: Bachelor Interior Design


Job Placement: 

Students are required to complete an internship of 400 hours before graduation.  During this time, job placement is 100%. Please refer to the University Career Centre for statistics on job placement post-graduation.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs:
Based upon student feedback, approximately 8% of students apply to graduate school and are accepted.

Graduation Rates: 
79% of the students from the class of 2014 graduated in 4 years.

90.5% of the students enrolled during the spring 2007 semester returned in fall 2008, putting attrition at 9.5%.
84.8% of the students enrolled during the spring 2008 semester returned in fall 2009, putting attrition at 15.2%.
90.1% of the students enrolled during the spring 2009 semester returned in fall 2010, putting attrition at 9.9%.
90.5% of the students enrolled during the spring 2010 semester returned in fall 2011, putting attrition at 9.5%.
97.3% of the students enrolled during the spring 2011 semester returned in fall 2012, putting attrition at 2.7%.

Find out more about CIDA on their Website