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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

8,550

declining 15.3%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$7,697

growing 2.79%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$45,375

growing 4.65%

Average Wage

$84,538

growing 1.53%

People in Workforce

385,830

growing 3.83%

Average Employee Age

43.8

declining 0.577%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Architecture degree recipients are New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Los Angeles, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of Architecture degree recipients are Prairie View, TX, Tuskegee, AL, and Fargo, ND. 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 School of Architecture at Taliesin and Newschool of Architecture and Design have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Architecture.

Tuition costs for Architecture majors are, on average, $7,697 for in-state public colleges, and $45,375 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 (5,694 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Architecture, is Public, 4-year or above (5,694 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Architecture programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,697

Median In-State Public

$45,375

Median Out of State Private

Wentworth Institute of Technology has the most Architecture degree recipients, with 185 degrees awarded in 2017.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Architecture.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Architecture programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, School of Architecture at Taliesin and Newschool of Architecture and Design have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Architecture, with 100% and 81.4%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Architecture

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Architecture by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Architecture.

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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 $84,538 and the most common occupations are Architects, except landscape and naval, Other designers, and Other managers.

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 Software publishing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$84,538

Average Wage in Workforce

± $3,167

1.53%

1 Year Growth

± 5.18%

The average salary for Architecture and Related Services majors is $84,538 and the most common occupations are Architects, except landscape and naval, Other designers, and Other managers.

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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.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Architecture and Related Services majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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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 landscape and naval, Other designers, and Other managers.

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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 landscape and naval, Landscape architects, and Urban & regional planners.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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385,830

2018 Workforce

± 15,230

3.83%

1 Year Growth

± 5.43%

The number of Architecture and Related Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.83%, from 371,605 in 2017 to 385,830 in 2018.

The largest single share of Architecture and Related Services graduates go on to work as Architects, except landscape and naval (23.3%). 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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385,830

2018 Workforce

± 15,230

3.83%

1 Year Growth

± 5.43%

The number of Architecture and Related Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.83%, from 371,605 in 2017 to 385,830 in 2018.

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 43.8, 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 (4,125) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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43.8

Average Age in 2018

± 0.524 Years

0.577%

1 Year Change

± 1.7%

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 28 and 38 years old, which represent 3.43% and 3.2% 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 Associates Degree.

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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 (55%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Architecture.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,125 degrees awarded

  2. Non-resident Alien

    1,535 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,394 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

    1,419 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,085 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    533 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. China

    7,451 degree recipients

  2. India

    6,954 degree recipients

  3. Mexico

    6,109 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Argentina

    5.33 times more than expected

  2. Iran

    4.62 times more than expected

  3. Turkey

    4.23 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Argentina that hold Architecture and Related Services degrees (5.33 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 China (7,451 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Architecture field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Architecture majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Architecture majors need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Management of Material Resources, and Mathematics.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Architecture majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Operations Analysis is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Instructing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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