New York School of Interior Design granted Middle States Accreditation

New York, NY – June 23, 2016 – New York School of Interior Design is thrilled to announce that the college has been granted accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). 

MSCHE is a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits colleges and universities within the Mid-Atlantic region of the country, including New York. The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education assures students and the public of the educational quality of higher education. The Commission's accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement, and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission.

To gain accreditation, NYSID underwent a rigorous, seven-year process that included an extensive self-study report and visits from an appointed team of individuals from peer institutions. “This is an incredible milestone for NYSID," said president David Sprouls. "It affirms what we have known all along-that the institution offers a superior education. It doesn’t get any better as this is the highest level of accreditation there is." In addition to Middle States accreditation, NYSID is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the BFA and MFA-1 programs dffare accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).


About New York School of Interior Design
New York School of Interior Design is a private, nonprofit college focused exclusively on interior design. The college offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers—whether they’re just becoming familiar with the discipline, considering a career change, or looking to deepen knowledge in a particular area. We have more than 600 students studying residential and commercial interior design, with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors. Because of our small class size and sharp focus, our students receive a great deal of personal attention from our dedicated faculty, and they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession.

Founded in 1916, New York School of Interior Design has been leading the study of interior design for a century. We’ve trained the designers whose work defines interior design today, and, by rigorously preparing students for professional success, we’re shaping the future of the entire field. We are ranked one of the top 5 interior design schools in the U.S. by DesignIntelligence. To learn more, visit our website at