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Best Interior Design Colleges in California

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Interior Design degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 43 Interior Design schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Interior Design Colleges in California for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA

Academy of Art University offers 4 Interior Design Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 228 students graduated in the study area of Interior Design with students earning 129 Master's degrees, 81 Bachelor's degrees, 18 Associate's degrees.

2 California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA

California State University-Long Beach offers 1 Interior Design Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 23 students graduated in the study area of Interior Design with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
3 San Jose State University San Jose, CA

San Jose State University offers 2 Interior Design Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 22 students graduated in the study area of Interior Design with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
4 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University offers 2 Interior Design Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 30 students graduated in the study area of Interior Design with students earning 30 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
5 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA

Point Loma Nazarene University offers 2 Interior Design Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Interior Design with students earning 5 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
6 California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA

California State University-Sacramento offers 2 Interior Design Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 37 students graduated in the study area of Interior Design with students earning 37 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
7 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA

Art Center College of Design offers 0 Interior Design Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city.

Based on 4 Reviews
8 Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles offers 2 Interior Design Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 51 students graduated in the study area of Interior Design with students earning 51 Associate's degrees.

9 Design Institute of San Diego San Diego, CA

Design Institute of San Diego offers 1 Interior Design Degree program. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 39 students graduated in the study area of Interior Design with students earning 39 Bachelor's degrees.

10 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA

Orange Coast College offers 4 Interior Design Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 41 students graduated in the study area of Interior Design with students earning 25 Certificates degrees, and 16 Associate's degrees.

List of all Interior Design Colleges in California

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  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Academy of Art University Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
4/5
22 : 1 13,800
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
San Francisco State University San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
28 : 1 30,256
Point Loma Nazarene University Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
5/5
18 : 1 3,663
California State University-Sacramento California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
2/5
31 : 1 30,284
Art Center College of Design Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
5/5
10 : 1 2,133
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
5/5
22 : 1 2,814
Design Institute of San Diego Design Institute of San Diego San Diego, CA
4/5
10 : 1 148
Orange Coast College Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
1/5
53 : 1 22,140
Santa Monica College Santa Monica College Santa Monica, CA
1/5
45 : 1 30,615
Saddleback College Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
1/5
42 : 1 19,552
Ohlone College Ohlone College Fremont, CA
1/5
41 : 1 10,193
College of the Canyons College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
1/5
48 : 1 18,437
Mt San Antonio College Mt San Antonio College Walnut, CA
1/5
45 : 1 28,991
Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara, CA
1/5
37 : 1 17,920
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
1/5
37 : 1 22,411
Las Positas College Las Positas College Livermore, CA
1/5
44 : 1 8,912
Moorpark College Moorpark College Moorpark, CA
1/5
51 : 1 14,027
California College of the Arts California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,975
Fullerton College Fullerton College Fullerton, CA
1/5
46 : 1 24,613
American River College American River College Sacramento, CA
1/5
49 : 1 29,381
West Valley College West Valley College Saratoga, CA
1/5
40 : 1 8,799
Antelope Valley College Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
1/5
45 : 1 14,399
Butte College Butte College Oroville, CA
1/5
32 : 1 11,669

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Additional Interior Design Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online Interior Design degrees

Online Interior Design degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 228 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Interior Design degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Academy of Art University 0 18 81 129 0
How many California schools offer online Interior Design degrees?
  • 1 Associate's
  • 2 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What Interior Design degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 35 Colleges 222 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 24 Colleges 396 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 29 Colleges 172 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 3 Colleges 129 Graduates
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