New York School of Interior Design is a private, not-for-profit college devoted to the design of the interior environment.
Our guiding principle is that the successful design of an interior space improves human welfare, and that the interior design profession assumes an important role in ensuring that spaces are beautiful, functional, healthy, safe, and built in a socially and environmentally conscientious way.
We are proud of our history, our esteemed faculty, and our dedicated professionals, who, year after year, provide the environment and support to help our students realize their dreams.
Mission & Vision
New York School of Interior Design prepares aspiring interior designers and working professionals to be leaders in the field by providing a focused and immersive interior design education drawing upon expert faculty, innovative approaches, and close industry relationships.
New York School of Interior Design is a global leader in interior design education, impacting the profession through innovative curricula and strategic collaborations, with graduates placed in positions of influence around the world.
New York School of Interior Design values:
The quality of human life in the built environment
The “spark” to be found within each student
The rich history of the institution and the design profession
The special opportunities afforded by NYSID’s NYC location
A setting that fosters creative thinking, collaboration and collegiality among students, faculty & staff
Small and focused learning environments, both digital and experiential
The expertise and commitment of the faculty and staff
Both conceptual and applied design
Respect for the environment and sustainable practices
A strong grounding in the liberal arts as an essential part of a designer’s education
A foundation of respect for oneself, others, and the greater world
Engagement with local and global communities
Degree Granting Authority: 1976
Founder: Mr. Sherrill Whiton
President: Mr. David Sprouls
Board of Trustees Chairman: Ellen Kravet
Setting: Metropolitan (Manhattan, New York)
Enrollment: 538 (381 undergraduate, 157 graduate)
Average student age: 30
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10:1
Total Faculty Members: 117
Average Class Size: 13
New York School of Interior Design is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Job Placement Rate
100% of our undergraduate students were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation (2017-18 academic year)
100% of our graduate students were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation (2017-18 academic year)
Percentage of international students: 22%
Countries represented: 35
Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1924, NYSID is authorized by the Board of Regents to confer the Basic Interior Design certificate (on-site and online), the degrees of Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design (on-site and online), Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Master of Professional Studies in Lighting Design, and Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments.
The New York School of Interior Design is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). In addition, the BFA and the MFA-1 program are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), which is recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education as the sole accrediting agency for post-secondary interior design programs.
The New York School of Interior Design is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
American Council on Education (ACE)
Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities (AGB)
Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
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