Boston Architectural College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,448
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,640
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.11%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
737
84.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
20%
4 Graduates

About

Boston Architectural College is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Boston Architectural College were Architecture (29 degrees awarded), Environmental Design (5 degrees), and Interior Architecture (3 degrees).

In 2019, 164 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Boston Architectural College. 48.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (73 degrees), 4.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Boston Architectural College is $23,448, which is $8,948 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Boston Architectural College is $23,448, which is $8,948 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,640.

In 2019, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,448
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Boston Architectural College was $23,448. The cost of tuition at Boston Architectural College is $8,948 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$26,640
2019 Value
16.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Boston Architectural College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,640. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Boston Architectural College grew by 16.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,538
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Boston Architectural College was of $14,538 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 4.64% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Boston Architectural College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 14.6% with respect to 2018, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.11%
2017 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Boston Architectural College was 7.11%, which represents 15 out of the 211 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Boston Architectural College has a total enrollment of 737 students. The full-time enrollment at Boston Architectural College is 621 students and the part-time enrollment is 116. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at Boston Architectural College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Boston Architectural College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.8% White, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% Black or African American, 5.16% Asian, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Boston Architectural College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (18.1%), followed by White Female (15.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.9%), followed by White Male (16.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Boston Architectural College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 737 students. The full-time enrollment at Boston Architectural College is 621 and the part-time enrollment is 116. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at Boston Architectural College are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Boston Architectural College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Boston Architectural College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    271
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    89
  3. Black or African American
    42

The enrolled student population at Boston Architectural College is 36.8% White, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% Black or African American, 5.16% Asian, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 85 students (11.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 4 fewer women than men received degrees from Boston Architectural College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Boston Architectural College is white (73 degrees awarded). There were 4.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Boston Architectural College is Architecture (29 degrees awarded), followed by Environmental Design (5 degrees) and Interior Architecture (3 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Boston Architectural College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (164 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Boston Architectural College are Architects, except landscape and naval (103,320 people), Other managers (18,708 people), Other designers (16,386 people), Construction managers (16,166 people), and Project management specialists (14,601 people).

The most specialized majors at Boston Architectural College are Architecture and Related Services (164 degrees awarded).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Boston Architectural College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Sales managers

The most specialized majors at Boston Architectural College are Architecture and Related Services (164 degrees awarded).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Boston Architectural College are Architectural, engineering & related services (132,294 people), Construction (37,059 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (11,330 people), Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers (10,086 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (9,249 people).

The most specialized majors at Boston Architectural College are Architecture and Related Services (164 degrees awarded).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Boston Architectural College.
Most Common
  1. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 5 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 3 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Boston Architectural College was Architecture with 29 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

84
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
80
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Boston Architectural College, which is 1.05 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (80).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Boston Architectural College in Architecture, which is 2.28 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Boston Architectural College in Architecture, which is 0.439 times less than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%
100% Completion Time
10%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 0% of students graduating from Boston Architectural College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 10% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (42.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Boston Architectural College is Male and White (42.9% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 25% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    73 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Boston Architectural College is white (73 degrees awarded). There were 4.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

10.4% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    40 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Boston Architectural College is white male (40 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (33 degrees).

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Operations

Boston Architectural College has an endowment valued at nearly $11.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $661k (5.64%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Boston Architectural College had a total salary expenditure of $17.3M. Boston Architectural College employs 17 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Boston Architectural College are Male No academic ranks (11), Female No academic ranks(6), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boston Architectural College are: Management, with 13 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 12 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.7M
2019 Endowment
1.05%
decline from 2018

Boston Architectural College has an endowment valued at about $11.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Boston Architectural College declined 1.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.61M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $347k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Boston Architectural College received $347k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.25M
2019 Salaries
3.44%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Boston Architectural College paid a median of $9.25M in salaries, which represents 53.4% of their overall expenditure ($17.3M) and a 3.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.97% decline from 2017 and a 1.71% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.2M
Instructional Salaries
17
Number of Employees

In 2019, Boston Architectural College paid a total of $1.2M to 17 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
13 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Boston Architectural College were No academic rank with 17 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boston Architectural College were Management with 13 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Boston Architectural College was Male No academic rank with 11 employees, Female No academic rank with 6 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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