SPOKANE – DesignIntelligence recently released its 2009 list of best interior design schools and for the first time WSU Spokane was ranked among the nation’s best. DesignIntelligence is a bimonthly journal for architecture and design professionals.

WSU’s graduate program in interior design was ranked the ninth best program among all of America’s interior design programs.

Rankings are generated based on surveys of professional design firms around the country. The ranking shows that WSU graduates are excelling in their profession. “What the ranking suggests is that our graduate students are doing extremely well in entry level positions,” associate professor and department char John Turpin said.

The ranking also shows the growth of the program in Spokane. “We have had the program for seven years and enough students have now gone through the program to where people are starting to take notice,” Turpin said.

This is DesignIntelligence’s tenth annual list of America’s best interior design programs.