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Interior Design Schools in California

There are 53 schools in the state of California offering interior design programs. 1,465 students graduated from programs at California interior design schools in 2010. 574 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 504 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 1,596 students graduate from interior design programs in this state per year. This accounts for 18% of interior design students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 504 students graduated with certificates in interior design, 377 with an associate's level degree, 574 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and ten with a master's level degree.

53 interior design schools are in this state. Of these, 19 schools are private, while 34 schools are public. While tuition at a public interior design school varies from $4,810 to $5,370, private interior design school tuition varies from $14,317 to $35,222.

Average tuition for interior design programs is $12,177. While the highest tuition for interior design programs, which is $35,222 each year, is at the California College of the Arts, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,810 every year, is at California State University-Long Beach.

California schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees for interior design students.

Interior Design Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,596 students graduate from interior design programs in this state per year. This accounts for 18% of interior design students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 504 students graduated with certificates in interior design, 377 with an associate's level degree, 574 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and ten with a master's level degree.

Interior Design Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 284
  • Certificate 2007: 689
  • Certificate 2008: 669
  • Certificate 2009: 502
  • Certificate 2010: 504
  • Associate 2006: 410
  • Associate 2007: 404
  • Associate 2008: 477
  • Associate 2009: 427
  • Associate 2010: 377
  • Bachelor 2006: 332
  • Bachelor 2007: 455
  • Bachelor 2008: 568
  • Bachelor 2009: 498
  • Bachelor 2010: 574
  • Master 2006: 17
  • Master 2007: 15
  • Master 2008: 13
  • Master 2009: 15
  • Master 2010: 10

Interior Design Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 88 interior design programs. Of these programs, around 40.9% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Interior Design Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 31
  • Associate: 36
  • Bachelor: 20
  • Master: 1

Career Trends

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26190
  • 25th Percentile: 36530
  • Median: 50880
  • 75th Percentile: 71810
  • 90th Percentile: 90290

Career Trends

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 47670
  • Median Salary 2007: 51520
  • Median Salary 2008: 50280
  • Median Salary 2009: 52290
  • Median Salary 2010: 50880
  • Total Employed 2006: 5010
  • Total Employed 2007: 5560
  • Total Employed 2008: 6500
  • Total Employed 2009: 5700
  • Total Employed 2010: 5360

California vs National Interior Design Employment

California vs National Interior Design Employment

  • Employed in California: 13.360% (5360)

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1. The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles

2900 31st St
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035
(310) 752-4700

The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, which is near the center of the city, is located in Santa Monica, CA and it offers one program in interior design. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

2. The Art Institute of California - Sacramento

2850 Gateway Oaks Dr-Ste 100
Sacramento, CA 95833
(800) 477-1957

The Art Institute of California-Sacramento is a for-profit 4-year institution. AI, which is 3.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Sacramento, CA. AI-Sacramento is one of several campuses. It offers two certificates, three associates level degrees, and seven degrees at the bachelors level to students. 1,063 students pursued degrees from the ten programs at AI-Sacramento in 2010. It offers subjects including animation, film, and web design. AI-Sacramento is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California.

3. Chabot College

25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 723-6600

Chabot College offers two programs in interior design. Out of those, this school offers one interior design certificate to students and one associate's level degree in interior design. This public school, which is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Hayward, CA. 15,084 students seek degrees in 103 programs at this school, overall.

4. Los Angeles Mission College

13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342-3245
(818) 364-7600

Los Angeles Mission College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Sylmar, CA. It offers two programs in interior design. Specifically, this big college offers students one certificate in interior design and one degree at the associate's level in interior design. Overall, 11,357 students seek degrees in 69 programs at this community college.

5. The Art Institute of California - Hollywood

5250 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 299-5100

The Art Institute of California-Hollywood, which is 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is in North Hollywood, CA and it offers one program in interior design. 1,775 students seek degrees in 13 programs at AI-Hollywood, overall.

6. Ohlone Community College

43600 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539-0390
(510) 659-6000

Ohlone Community College, which is just a few miles from Fremont, is located in a rural area. This college offers two interior design programs. Of those, this community college offers one interior design certificate to students and one associate's level degree in interior design. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

7. The Art Institute of California - Orange County

3601 W Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 830-0200

The Art Institute of California-Orange County, which is 4.5 miles from the center of the city, is in Santa Ana, CA and AI offers one program in interior design. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. This specialized college ranks tenth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

8. The FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - San Francisco

55 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108-5805
(415) 675-5200

The FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco is 1.1 miles from the center of the city and FIDM offers one interior design program.

9. The Design Institute of San Diego

8555 Commerce Ave
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 566-1200

The Design Institute of San Diego offers one program in interior design. Overall, 261 students seek degrees in one Design Institute of San Diego program.

10. The Art Institute of California - San Diego

7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108-4423
(866) 275-2422

The Art Institute of California-San Diego is 4.3 miles from the center of the city and AI-San Diego offers one interior design program. AI-San Diego is one of 14 art colleges in California. In terms of enrollment, it ranks ninth in the state of California.

11. West Valley College

14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070-5698
(408) 867-2200

West Valley College is in the suburbs of Saratoga, California. It offers two programs in interior design. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in interior design by it and one associate's level degree in interior design. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

12. The International Academy of Design and Technology - Sacramento

2450 Del Paso Road-St 250
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 285-9468

The International Academy of Design and Technology-Sacramento offers two programs in interior design. Specifically, students are offered one associate's level interior design degree by it and one bachelor's level interior design degree. This school is in Sacramento, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 599 students seek degrees in six IADT- Sacramento programs, overall.

13. The California College of the Arts

5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
(510) 594-3600

The California College of the Arts offers one program in interior design and CCA, which is near the center of the city, is located in Oakland, CA. 1,882 students seek degrees in 34 programs at this specialized college, overall. In terms of programs, this college is the tenth biggest institution in the state of California offering interior design.

14. The FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

919 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1421
(213) 624-1200

The FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles is 1.0 miles from the center of the city and FIDM offers one program in interior design. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

15. The Interior Designers Institute

1061 Camelback Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 675-4451

The Interior Designers Institute, which is 3.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Newport Beach, CA. This school offers three programs in interior design. Out of those, IDI offers students one interior design certificate, one interior design degree at the associate's level, and one bachelor's level degree in interior design. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the largest institution in the state of California offering interior design.

16. Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 274-2200

Academy of Art University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in San Francisco, CA. AAU offers three interior design programs. More specifically, this school offers students one degree at the associate's level in interior design, one bachelor's level degree in interior design, and one master's level degree in interior design.

17. The Art Institute of California - San Francisco

1170 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102-4908
(415) 865-0198

The Art Institute of California-San Francisco is in the center of San Francisco and this college offers one interior design program. 1,651 students pursue degrees in 12 AI programs, overall.

18. The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire

674 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800
(909) 915-2100

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire offers one program in interior design and this college, which is 2.8 miles from the center of the city, is in San Bernardino, CA. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California. In terms of programs, it is the ninth largest institution in the state of California offering interior design.

19. The Art Institute of California - Sunnyvale

1120 Kifer Rd
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 962-6400x6419

The Art Institute of California-Sunnyvale is a for-profit 4-year institution, founded in 2008. AI, which is near the center of the city, is in Sunnyvale, CA. AI is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including computer animation, fashion marketing, and business. Students are offered three degrees at the associates level and nine bachelors level degrees by it. 564 students pursued degrees from the ten programs at this college in 2010. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits AI- Sunnyville. It is one of 14 art colleges in California.

20. San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
(619) 388-2604

San Diego Mesa College is 6.2 miles from the center of the city. It offers two interior design programs. More specifically, students are offered one interior design certificate by this college and one interior design degree at the associate's level. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

21. The College of Marin

835 College Ave
Kentfield, CA 94904-2590
(415) 457-8811

The College of Marin offers two programs in interior design. Of those, students are offered one certificate in interior design by this college and one interior design degree at the associate's level. This community college is located in the suburbs of Kentfield, California. It is a public 2-year institution.

22. The College of the Canyons

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-1899
(661) 259-7800

The College of the Canyons offers two programs in interior design. More specifically, this school offers students one interior design certificate and one degree at the associate's level in interior design. It is in the suburbs of Santa Clarita, California. It is a public 2-year institution.

23. Monterey Peninsula College

980 Fremont St
Monterey, CA 93940-4799
(831) 646-4000

Monterey Peninsula College is in the suburbs of Monterey, California. It offers two programs in interior design. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in interior design by this public college and one interior design degree at the associate's level. 9,674 students pursue degrees in 142 programs at this college, overall.

24. Antelope Valley College

3041 West Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
(661) 722-6300

Antelope Valley College offers two programs in interior design. Of those, it offers students one interior design certificate and one associate's level interior design degree. This community college is in the suburbs of Lancaster, California. 14,408 students pursue degrees in 111 programs at this college, overall. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in interior design.

25. Chaffey College

5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002
(909) 987-1737

Chaffey College is located in the suburbs of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This school offers two interior design programs. Specifically, this big school offers students one interior design certificate and one interior design degree at the associate's level. 19,469 students pursue degrees in 168 programs at this school, overall.

26. City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112-1898
(415) 239-3000

City College of San Francisco offers two interior design programs. More specifically, it offers one certificate in interior design to students and one associate's level degree in interior design. It is 3.8 miles from the center of the city. This college is a public 2-year institution. It ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

27. Kaplan College - Sacramento

4330 Watt Ave.- Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 649-8168

Kaplan College-Sacramento offers one interior design program and it is located in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. Overall, 697 students seek degrees in six programs at this school.

28. Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-5072

Orange Coast College offers two interior design programs. More specifically, it offers one certificate in interior design to students and one interior design degree at the associate's level. This community college, which is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Costa Mesa, CA. This public college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks tenth in the state of California.

29. American River College

4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
(916) 484-8011

American River College offers two programs in interior design. Of those, it offers students one certificate in interior design and one associate's level degree in interior design. It is in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. Overall, 33,440 students seek degrees in 165 American River College programs. It ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

30. Modesto Junior College

435 College Ave
Modesto, CA 95350-5800
(209) 575-6550

Modesto Junior College offers two programs in interior design. Of those, students are offered one interior design certificate by it and one associate's level degree in interior design. It is near the center of the city. It is a public 2-year institution.

31. Point Loma Nazarene University

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106-2899
(619) 849-2200

Point Loma Nazarene University, which is near the center of the city, is located in San Diego, CA and Point Loma offers one program in interior design. PLNU is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in interior design.

32. Santa Monica College

1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
(310) 434-4000

Santa Monica College is near the heart of downtown. It offers two interior design programs. Out of those, this college offers students one certificate in interior design and one interior design degree at the associate's level. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering interior design.

33. Solano Community College

4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA 94534-3197
(707) 864-7000

Solano Community College is located in Fairfield, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers two interior design programs. Of those, students are offered one interior design certificate by it and one interior design degree at the associate's level. Overall, 11,801 students pursue degrees in 142 programs at this college.

34. Allan Hancock College

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966

Allan Hancock College, which is 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Santa Maria, CA. It offers two programs in interior design. More specifically, it offers students one interior design certificate and one degree at the associate's level in interior design. 12,108 students seek degrees in 130 programs at this college, overall.

35. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College is near the heart of downtown. It offers two interior design programs. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in interior design and one interior design degree at the associate's level. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. This community college ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

36. Saddleback College

28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3635
(949) 582-4500

Saddleback College is located in the suburbs of Mission Viejo, California. This college offers two interior design programs. More specifically, it offers one certificate in interior design to students and one associate's level degree in interior design. 24,793 students seek degrees in 170 programs at this community college, overall.

37. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University is near the center of the city and San Jose State offers one program in interior design. SJSU is a public, 4-year, research institution. San Jose State is the oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in interior design.

38. Butte College

3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965-8399
(530) 895-2511

Butte College is located in Oroville, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two interior design programs. More specifically, students are offered one interior design certificate by it and one interior design degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution.

39. Fullerton College

321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
(714) 992-7000

Fullerton College is in the center of Fullerton. It offers two interior design programs. More specifically, this college offers students one certificate in interior design and one associate's level interior design degree. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

40. Palomar College

1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
(760) 744-1150

Palomar College offers two interior design programs. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in interior design and one associate's level degree in interior design. This community college, which is near the center of the city, is located in San Marcos, CA. Overall, 26,231 students seek degrees in 210 Palomar College programs.

41. San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1111

San Francisco State University offers one program in interior design and this university is near the heart of downtown. Overall, 29,718 students pursue degrees in 138 programs at SF State. It is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in interior design.

42. California State University - Sacramento

6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
(916) 278-6011

California State University-Sacramento is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in interior design. 27,033 students seek degrees in 89 programs at this university, overall. This university is the sixth oldest institution in the state of California offering interior design programs.

43. Cuesta College

Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
(805) 546-3100x3946

Cuesta College, which is very close to San Luis Obispo, California, is located in a rural area. It offers two programs in interior design. More specifically, it offers students one interior design certificate and one associate's level interior design degree. Overall, 11,335 students pursue degrees in 133 Cuesta College programs.

44. California State University - Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111

California State University-Long Beach is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown and Cal State Long Beach offers one interior design program. Cal State Long Beach is a public, 4-year, research institution.

45. Moorpark College

7075 Campus Rd
Moorpark, CA 93021-1695
(805) 378-1400

Moorpark College is located in the suburbs of Moorpark, California. This school offers two programs in interior design. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in interior design by this public school and one degree at the associate's level in interior design. It is a public 2-year institution.

46. Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789-1399
(909) 594-5611

Mt. San Antonio College is located in the suburbs of Walnut, California. It offers two interior design programs. Specifically, it offers students one interior design certificate and one interior design degree at the associate's level. Overall, 29,064 students seek degrees in 154 Mt. San Antonio College programs. This public college ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

47. Canada College

4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94061-1099
(650) 306-3100

Canada College is in the suburbs of Redwood City, California. This college offers two interior design programs. More specifically, it offers students one interior design certificate and one associate's level degree in interior design. It is a public 2-year institution.

48. Santa Rosa Junior College

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
(707) 527-4011

Santa Rosa Junior College offers two interior design programs. Specifically, this college offers one certificate in interior design to students and one interior design degree at the associate's level. This college is near the center of the city. This large college is one of 98 community colleges in California. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in interior design.

49. Las Positas College

3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, CA 94551-7650
(925) 424-1000

Las Positas College is located in Livermore, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two interior design programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in interior design by it and one interior design degree at the associate's level. 9,153 students pursue degrees in 80 programs at this big school, overall.

50. Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394
(805) 965-0581

Santa Barbara City College is 0.9 miles from the center of the city. This college offers two programs in interior design. Out of those, it offers one interior design certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in interior design. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

51. San Joaquin Delta College

5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5151

San Joaquin Delta College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Stockton, CA. This college offers two programs in interior design. Specifically, students are offered one interior design certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in interior design. It is a public 2-year institution.