Graduate Student Awards and Achievement
Interior Design in the News
Marymount Interior Design Student Named to Metropolis Future 100 List
(April 29, 2022)
Viviane Pedruco, a graduate student in Marymount University’s master’s program in Interior Design, has been included in Metropolis Magazine’s Future 100 List of the most talented students from the Class of 2022 in the best interior design and architecture schools in the United States and Canada. Read more ›
Interior Design student at Marymount selected in Metropolis Future 100 List
(April 7, 2021)
Nicolas Swaner, a graduate student in Marymount University’s master’s program in Interior Design, has been included in Metropolis Magazine’s Future 100 List of the most talented students from the Class of 2021 in the best interior design and architecture schools in the United States and Canada. Read more ›
At Design-athon 2020, students tackle interior design challenges that face neurodivergent employees in the workplace
(February 25, 2020)
Diversity is an issue that is championed by Marymount University’s students, faculty and staff. The campus is consistently recognized for its welcoming and inclusive environment, with a solid representation of various backgrounds, races and nationalities.
Marymount students took first, second, and third place at the COACH and WindowsWear design competition.
(February 24, 2020)
In December 2019, COACH and WindowsWear announced their collaboration in a student competition for the holidays. The theme? Holiday 2030. Students were encouraged to visualize a fashion-forward campaign for COACH, fast-forward to ten years from now. Their creativity and designs were left up to their own imaginations.
Uncovering Catalonian History Through Architecture
(February 19, 2020)
Talia and Emma are senior Interior Design students who have been studying at Marymount University for the past 4 years. They had the exciting opportunity of going on a global classroom trip together to Barcelona to study historic preservation. This blog is a collaboration designed to describe what made the trip so special to them, both visually and in writing.
Marymount ID Graduate Student Achievement
It typically takes a full-time student taking approximately 9 credits per semester three years to complete the degree program. The following data was collected using institutional records, individual outreach to alumni, and confirmation of job placement on websites such as LinkedIn.
Student Attrition and Retention
- 63% of students admitted in the fall of 2020 returned in the fall of 2021, putting attrition at 38%.
- 71% of students admitted in the fall of 2021 returned in the fall of 2022, putting attrition at 29%.
- Of the students graduating in 2021, 100% graduated in 4 years.
- Of the students graduating in 2022, 92% graduated in 4 years. 100% graduated in 5 years.
Acceptance into Graduate Programs
- No students who graduated in 2021 applied for graduate school.
- No students who graduated in 2022 applied for graduate school.
Job Placement Rates
- 88% of students who graduated in 2021 are employed in interior design or a related profession. See note 1 for additional information.
- 100% of undergradaute interior design students who graduated in 2022 are employed in interior design or a related profession. See note 2 for additional information.
Note 1: The interior design program was unable to contact four (4) students from the 2021 class.
Note 2: The interior design program was unable to contact four (4) students from the 2022 class. Three (3) students in this class were not looking for interior design related work and are not included in the job placement data above.
Places of Employment
Marymount’s Interior Design alumni are currently employed at 4 of the 5 of the top interior design firms in the country. Many of these firms have offices in the Metro DC area. Below is a sampling of companies that have hired our graduates.
- AECOM, Roanoke, VA (ranked #4)
- Barbara Hawthorn Interiors, McLean, VA
- Builders Design, Gaithersburg, MD
- Carlyn and Company Interiors + Design, Great Falls, VA
- Cooper Carry, Alexandria, VA
- Design Collective, Baltimore, MD
- DBI Architects, Inc, Washington, DC
- Forrest Perkins, Washington, DC
- Gensler, Washington DC (ranked #1)
- Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC
- HOK, Washington, DC (ranked #5)
- HVS Design, Rockville, MD
- IA Interior Architects, Washington, DC (ranked #6)
- LEO A DALY, Washington, DC
- Lighting Environments, Baltimore, MD
- The M Group Architects, Reston, VA
- OTJ Architects, Washington, DC
- Perkins+Will, Washington, DC (ranked #3)
- Perkins Eastman, Washington, DC (ranked #12)
- Smith Group, Washington, DC (ranked #13)
- Stantec, Washington, DC (ranked #7)
note: 2022 rankings provided by Interior Design Magazine