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Accreditation and Affiliations

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, formerly FIDER), brings professionalism and quality to interior design programs by identifying, developing and promoting quality standards for the education of entry-level interior designers. As a leader in the interior design profession, the Council is the primary accrediting agency for interior design education, leading the profession to excellence by setting standards and evaluating academic programs in interior design.

There are more than 150 programs accredited under The Council for Interior Design Accreditation Professional Standards. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, we are one of six accredited programs; one of only four public institutions. 


Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)                    
RU’s Interior Design Program is fully accredited by CIDA.


Interior Design Educators Council                       

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

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