Architecture

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

10,089

declining 3.73%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$7,488

growing 1.27%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$43,360

growing 4.01%

Average Wage

$83,268

growing 7.78%

People in Workforce

371,605

growing 1.89%

Average Employee Age

44.1

growing 1.22%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Architecture degree recipients are Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, and Boston, MA. The locations with a relatively high number of Architecture degree recipients are Southfield, MI, Prairie View, TX, and Tuskegee, AL. The most common degree awarded to students studying Architecture is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Architecture and the types of students that study this field. Wentworth Institute of Technology awards the most degrees in Architecture in the US, but Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and Southern California Institute of Architecture have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Architecture.

Tuition costs for Architecture majors are, on average, $7,488 for in-state public colleges, and $43,360 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Architecture programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (81 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (6,168 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Architecture

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Architecture, is Public, 4-year or above (6,168 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,488

Median In-State Public

$43,360

Median Out of State Private

Wentworth Institute of Technology has the most Architecture degree recipients, with 263 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Architecture programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and Southern California Institute of Architecture have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Architecture, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Architecture

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Architecture and Related Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Architecture and Related Services majors is $83,268 and the most common occupations are Architects, except naval, Miscellaneous managers, and Designers.

The industry that employs the most Architecture and Related Services majors is Architectural, engineering & related services, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers .

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$83,268

Average Wage in Workforce

± $3,079

7.78%

1 Year Growth

± 4.8%

The average salary for Architecture and Related Services majors is $83,268 and the most common occupations are Architects, except naval, Miscellaneous managers, and Designers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Architecture and Related Services majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Architecture and Related Services majors, by number of employees, are Architects, except naval, Miscellaneous managers, and Designers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Architecture and Related Services majors working as Architects, except naval, Urban & regional planners, and Drafters.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Architecture and Related Services majors are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, and Writers & authors.

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Occupations by Share

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371,605

2017 Workforce

± 14,948

1.89%

1 Year Growth

± 5.61%

The number of Architecture and Related Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.89%, from 364,700 in 2016 to 371,605 in 2017.

The largest single share of Architecture and Related Services graduates go on to work as Architects, except naval (27.9%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Architecture and Related Services by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

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371,605

2017 Workforce

± 14,948

1.89%

1 Year Growth

± 5.61%

The number of Architecture and Related Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.89%, from 364,700 in 2016 to 371,605 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Architecture and Related Services graduates by share is Architectural, engineering & related services, followed by Construction. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Architecture and Related Services.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Architecture and Related Services majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Architecture and Related Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Architecture and Related Services is 44.1, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Architecture and Related Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (4,963) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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44.1

Average Age in 2017

± 0.524 Years

1.22%

1 Year Change

± 1.68%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Architecture and Related Services. The most common ages of employees with this major are 40 and 31 years old, which represent 3.08% and 3.02% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Architecture are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Research Doctorate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Architecture and Related Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (56.6%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,963 degrees awarded

  2. Non-resident Alien

    1,885 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,440 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Architecture for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    1,734 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,209 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    547 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Architecture. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. India

    6,406 degree recipients

  2. Mexico

    6,333 degree recipients

  3. Korea

    5,728 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Argentina

    4.81 times more than expected

  2. Venezuela

    4.64 times more than expected

  3. Bolivia

    4.51 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Argentina that hold Architecture and Related Services degrees (4.81 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (6,406 degree recipients).

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