Awards & Accreditation

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NASAD Accreditation

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design is an organization of approximately 248 schools of art and design, primarily at the collegiate level, but also including precollegiate and community schools for the visual arts disciplines. It is the national accrediting agency for art and design and art and design-related disciplines. UW-Stout has been an accredited institutional member of NASAD since 1989. 

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CIDA Accreditation

The UW-Stout Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design program has been awarded continued accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly known as FIDER) since 2000. 

Students enrolled in an accredited interior design program can be confident that the program meets the quality standards recognized by the profession.  Professional level programs accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation voluntarily place themselves before the scrutiny of the profession to ensure that students receive an education that will serve them not only during their time at school, but also prepare them for future professional growth. 

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Malcolm Baldrige Award

UW-Stout is the first Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient in higher education.  The Baldrige Award is given by the President of the United States to businesses, educational institutions, and health care organizations that apply and are judged to be outstanding in seven areas: leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information and analysis, human resource focus, process management, and business results.

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