Oregon Design Schools

Oregon Interior Design Programs

  • University of Oregon
    – Bachelor & Masters of Interior Architecture
    – CIDA Accredited
  • George Fox University
    – Bachelor of Fine Arts: Interior Design Major
    – Non CIDA Accredited
  • Oregon State University
    – Bachelor of Science: Interior Design Major
    – Non CIDA Accredited
  • Portland Community College
    – Associate of Applied Science: Interior Design Major
    – Non CIDA Accredited

Student Liaisons

Student Liaisons are IIDA Student members who are part of the IIDA Oregon Chapter Board. Each one represents a design program from within the state of Oregon and assists in coordination of on-campus activities and in the programming of events that bring value to our student members.

Find out who your school’s Student Liaison is here.


What is CIDA?
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 internationally. For more than 35 years, this knowledge-driven organization has been passionately committed to the ongoing 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.

For Students and Parents
Deciding what career you would like to pursue and selecting a college to attend are big decisions. Many factors impact your decision – mobility, affordability, personal preference, etc. Students naturally want to select the most promising educational program available to them. Selecting an interior design program that is CIDA accredited is a good start. CIDA employs a thorough review process for programs using quality standards established by the profession for entry-level education. CIDA’s accreditation process is focused solely on interior design programs that culminate in a professional-level degree. Interior design programs that voluntarily undertake the CIDA accreditation process demonstrate a strong commitment to quality and continual improvement.

How Accreditation Benefits You as a Student
Enrolling in a CIDA accredited interior design program means you can be confident that the program meets standards recognized by the profession and fulfills education requirements necessary for your entry into the profession upon graduation. An accredited program has voluntarily placed itself before the scrutiny of the profession – investing time, energy, and money – to ensure the education you receive will not only serve you during your time at the school, but also position you for the future of professional growth.

Curious to learn more about choosing a design program? Reach out to the IIDA Oregon Chapter Student Affairs team or a member of the Board of Directors here!