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Design Institute of San Diego
Design Institute of San Diego 8555 Commerce Ave San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: (858) 566-1200
  • General Information
    About Design Institute of San Diego

    Design Institute of San Diego is a private independent college, founded in 1977, and devoted to a single purpose: professional education in interior design. The faculty, resources, administration, physical facilities, and educational activities of Design Institute are entirely committed to this purpose. The college seeks is to educate students who are prepared for professional interior design practice immediately following graduation. General education courses provide the student with a grounding in the liberal arts traditions, values, and critical thinking, and the interior design major offers a solid foundation of professional study for a career in interior design. The four-year program leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree. Since its founding, Design Institute graduates have enriched the profession through their training and their creative talent.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 77
    Percent Admitted 65%
    Men Admitted 45%
    Women Admitted 68%
    Full Time Retention Rate 64%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 470
    Native American 0
    Asian 24
    African American 8
    Hispanic 62
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 161
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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