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General Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design

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General Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design

What traits are you looking for in a architecture school? To help you decide if Rhode Island School of Design is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's architecture program.

RISD is located in Providence, Rhode Island and approximately 2,501 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 21 architecture majors received their bachelor's degree from RISD.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General Architecture section at the bottom of this page.

RISD General Architecture Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture

RISD General Architecture Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks architecture programs across the country. The following shows how RISD performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The architecture major at RISD is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Architecture. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused General Architecture Bachelor’s Degree Schools 12
Most Focused General Architecture Schools 19
Best General Architecture Bachelor’s Degree Schools 54
Best General Architecture Schools 58
Most Popular General Architecture Bachelor’s Degree Schools 67
Best Value General Architecture Bachelor’s Degree Schools 77
Most Popular General Architecture Schools 81
Best Value General Architecture Schools 86

Architecture Student Demographics at RISD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the architecture majors at Rhode Island School of Design.

RISD General Architecture Bachelor’s Program

48% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 21 architecture students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from RISD, about 52% were men and 48% were women. The typical architecture bachelor's degree program is made up of only 46% women. So female students are more repesented at RISD since its program graduates 2% more women than average.

RISD Gender Breakdown of General Architecture Bachelor's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor's in architecture.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Architecture Majors at Rhode Island School of Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 5
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

RISD also has a doctoral program available in architecture. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Architecture Grads May Go Into

A degree in architecture can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for RI, the home state for Rhode Island School of Design.

Occupation Jobs in RI Average Salary in RI
Architectural and Engineering Managers 480 $151,670
Architects 220 $79,120
Architecture Professors 190 $128,240


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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