college of architecture + designaccreditation information

National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure.  The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture.  A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Lawrence Technological University, College of Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:

Master of Architecture (through 3 possible tracks):

Track I DE:168 credit-hour direct-entry for student entering the University as freshman or as lower-division transfer students from community colleges, articulation partners, and so forth.

Track II 36: 36 credit-hour graduate-level-track for students with pre-professional degrees from other institutions.

Track III: 3+: 90-credit-hour program for students with baccalaureate degrees in subjects other than architecture.

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2014

Annual Reports
       2009     2009 Part 2
       2010     2010 Part 2
       2011     2011 Part 2
       2012     2012 Part 2

NAAB responses to the Annual Report
      2009
      2010
      2011
      2012   

The Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

The Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) requires that all accredited schools show that It collects and publishes reliable information to the public regarding student achievement, including aggregate data addressing attrition and retention, graduation rates, job placement rates, and acceptance into graduate programs. 

Student Achievement

Retention
Major- Interior Architecture

Freshman

Fall 2012     Returned Fall 2013     % Returned
6                  6                                  100% 

Sophomores  

Fall 2012     Returned Fall 2013     % Returned

1                  0                                  0%

Juniors

Fall 2012     Returned Fall 2013     % Returned

5                 5                                  100%

Seniors

Fall 2012     Returned Fall 2013     % Returned 

19%            8%                              42.1% 

 

Attrition

 

Graduation Rates
Number of Graduates, 0018, 0074 Interior Architecture

Jul 03-
June 04
July 04-
June 05
July 05-
June 06
July 06-
June 07
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June 09
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June 11
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June 12
July 12-
June 13
19 12 17 10 15 19 15 19 13 16

Job Placement Rates 
(these are based on the annual Graduate Survey sent out to students, not all respond).

2013-14  (based upon 303 total students)

Interior Architecture 3 0 3                        
  100.00% 0.00% 100.00%                        
Interior Design 1 0 1                        
  100.00% 0.00% 100.00%                        
                             

2013-2013   (based on a total of  approx 344  students) 

Interior Architecture 4 2 6                    
  66.70% 33.30% 100.00%                    
Interior Design 2 0 2                    
  100.00% 0.00% 100.00%

Acceptance into graduate programs