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Bachelor’s Degrees in General Architecture

4,108 Yearly Graduations
$45,050 Median Salary
$26,678 Median Debt
There are 122 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in architecture. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 38% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 13.0% of architecture graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Architecture Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4,108 students earned their bachelor's degree in architecture. This makes it the 88th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in architecture at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,108
Master’s Degree 1,780
Doctor’s Degree 126
Associate’s Degree 86
Graduate Certificate 45

Earnings of Architecture Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in architecture is $45,050. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $39,875 and the high is $48,425.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in architecture is $26,678. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $31,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $22,520.

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The median monthly payment of a architecture graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $277.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in architecture. About 54.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,237
Women 1,871
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Architecture

The racial-ethnic distribution of architecture bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 328
Black or African American 272
Hispanic or Latino 793
White 1,925
International Students 532
Other Races/Ethnicities 258
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Architecture Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 122 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
137 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for architecture students seekinga bachelor's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Each year, around 43,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The architecture program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 137 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

135 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. Roughly 21,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The architecture program at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo awarded 135 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Newschool of Architecture and Design

San Diego, California
107 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Newschool of Architecture and Design. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,786 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,658 per year.

The architecture program at Newschool of Architecture and Design awarded 107 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 34% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
99 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in architecture. Roughly 51,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 99 people received their bachelor's degree in architecture from UMN Twin Cities. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 39% were women.

#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
94 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in architecture. Each year, around 52,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 bachelor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at UF. Of these students, 50% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
93 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in architecture. Roughly 25,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 93 bachelor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at UWM. Of these students, 41% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, Massachusetts
92 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wentworth Institute of Technology comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in architecture. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,700 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 92 people received their bachelor's degree in architecture from WIT. Of these students, 41% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

89 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kent State University at Kent is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in architecture. Roughly 27,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,602 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,766 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 89 people received their bachelor's degree in architecture from Kent State. About 44% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
88 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Texas Tech University. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

The architecture program at Texas Tech University awarded 88 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 43% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
87 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in architecture. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 bachelor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at Virginia Tech. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 49% were women.

#11

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
81 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Oregon. Roughly 22,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 people received their bachelor's degree in architecture from UO. About 56% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
78 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - College Park is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in architecture. Roughly 40,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 78 bachelor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at UMCP. About 46% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
77 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in architecture. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 people received their bachelor's degree in architecture from Texas A&M College Station. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

76 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at San Antonio. Each year, around 32,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,771 per year.

The architecture program at The University of Texas at San Antonio awarded 76 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 29% of this group were women, and 72% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island
72 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Roger Williams University. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,789 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,768 per year.

The architecture program at Roger Williams University awarded 72 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 44% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Woodbury University

Burbank, California
70 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Woodbury University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in architecture. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,712 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,790 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 bachelor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at Woodbury. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

68 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in architecture. Each year, around 61,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 people received their bachelor's degree in architecture from Ohio State. Of these students, 51% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
65 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in architecture. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 people received their bachelor's degree in architecture from UH. Of these students, 38% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
63 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Auburn University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in architecture. Roughly 30,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,828 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their bachelor's degree in architecture from Auburn. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#20

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
62 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in architecture. Each year, around 48,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 bachelor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at U-M. Of these students, 53% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to architecture that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Architectural Sciences 1,864
Urban & Regional Planning 847
Landscape Architecture 717
Environmental Design 591
Interior Architecture 484

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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