Design Institute of San Diego is committed to the intellectual and professional development of its students. Student outcomes provide a variety of ways to measure the success of DISD students and graduates.
Student learning outcomes are used to track student learning as they progress through the BFA in Interior Design degree program. Grades, employer surveys, capstone projects and student surveys are some of the measures used to ensure that DISD students have the skills they need to succeed professionally.
Retention and graduation rates are another way to measure student success. Retention looks at how many students return to DISD each year, while graduation rates look at how many students complete the BFA in Interior Design degree program and how long it takes them to do so.
When students graduate from DISD, they begin careers in interior design and allied fields. To track this, DISD compiles data including placement rates, career destinations and annual starting salaries of graduates.
Default rates on student loans are one measure of success, as they are evidence that graduates are financially able to repay any money they borrowed to finance their education. The U.S. Department of Education releases official three-year cohort default rates which DISD tracks along with additional data on students who borrow money for education.