IIT Institute of Design was recognized as one of the most admired graduate industrial design programs in the 2014 annual survey of design education in the United States by DesignIntelligence. ID was included for its integration of business and design.
DesignIntelligence, an organization involved in the national graduate and undergraduate rankings of schools focused exclusively on design, compose their rankings on professional practice organizations. Firms were asked, “In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which of the following schools are best preparing students for success in the profession?” These firms were also asked about issues such as how programs rate in teaching various skills.
In addition to the school ranking by professionals, surveys were conducted of chairs and deans from various academic programs and through students in industrial design, architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design through a satisfaction survey about their education.