Boston Architectural College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$22,278

2.08% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$33,112

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.71%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

737

87.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

17.1%

7 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 (28 degrees awarded), Environmental Design (21 degrees), and Interior Architecture (3 degrees).

In 2016, 196 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Boston Architectural College. 56.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (97 degrees), 2.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Boston Architectural College is $22,278, which is $8,307 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Boston Architectural College is $22,278, which is $8,307 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,112.

In 2016, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$22,278

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Boston Architectural College was $22,278. The cost of tuition at Boston Architectural College is $8,307 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$33,112

2016 Value

3.71%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Boston Architectural College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,112. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Boston Architectural College grew by 3.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,246

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Boston Architectural College was of $15,246 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 51.5% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 53.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Boston Architectural College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2% with respect to 2015, when 50% 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.

5.71%

2015 Default Rate

18

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Boston Architectural College was 5.71%, which represents 18 out of the 315 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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Admissions

Boston Architectural College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 737 students enrolled at Boston Architectural College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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SAT Scores

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Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Boston Architectural College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Boston Architectural College has a total enrollment of 737 students. The full-time enrollment at Boston Architectural College is 647 students and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Boston Architectural College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Boston Architectural College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.9% White, 9.23% Hispanic or Latino, 5.29% Asian, 4.88% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.271% 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 majority White Male (26.6%), followed by White Female (11.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (24.6%), followed by White Female (24.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.8%

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 647 and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Boston Architectural College are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2016 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 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Boston Architectural College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    309

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    68

  3. Asian

    39

The enrolled student population at Boston Architectural College is 41.9% White, 9.23% Hispanic or Latino, 5.29% Asian, 4.88% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.271% 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 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 115 students (15.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 24 more women than men received degrees from Boston Architectural College. The majority of degree recipients at Boston Architectural College are white (97 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Boston Architectural College is Architecture (28 degrees awarded), followed by Environmental Design (21 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 (196 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 naval (97,845 people), Miscellaneous managers (33,040 people), Designers (24,625 people), Construction managers (12,487 people), and Drafters (7,790 people).

The most specialized majors at Boston Architectural College are Architecture and Related Services (196 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 Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Market research analysts & marketing specialists, Writers & authors, and Management analysts

The most specialized majors at Boston Architectural College are Architecture and Related Services (196 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 (125,734 people), Construction (30,172 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (11,824 people), Real estate (9,463 people), and Specialized design services (8,510 people).

The most specialized majors at Boston Architectural College are Architecture and Related Services (196 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. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 21 degrees awarded

  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Boston Architectural College was Architecture with 28 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 86

  2. 110

In 2016, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Boston Architectural College, which is 0.782 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (110).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Boston Architectural College in Architecture, which is 1.53 times more than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Boston Architectural College in Architecture, which is 0.654 times less than the 52 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%

100% Completion Time

10%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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 23% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Boston Architectural College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    97 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Boston Architectural College is white (97 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

20.9% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    49 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    48 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Boston Architectural College is white female (49 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (48 degrees).

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Operations

Boston Architectural College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $154k (1.46%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Boston Architectural College had a total expenditure of $18.3M. Of that $18.3M, they spent $9.92M on salaries and $18.3M on benefits.

Boston Architectural College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Boston Architectural College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boston Architectural College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, Management, with 17 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.5M

2015 Endowment

1.58%

decline from 2014

Boston Architectural College has an endowment valued at about $10.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Boston Architectural College declined 1.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $956k 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. $88.6k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Boston Architectural College received $88.6k 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$9.92M

Salary Expenditure

$18.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Boston Architectural College had a total expenditure of $18.3M. Of that $18.3M, they spent $9.92M on salaries and $18.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Boston Architectural College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$9.92M

2015 Salaries

4.89%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Boston Architectural College paid a median of $9.92M in salaries, which represents 54.3% of their overall expenditure ($18.3M) and a 4.89% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.48% growth from 2013 and a 4.82% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.77M

Instructional Salaries

22

Number of Employees

In 2015, Boston Architectural College paid a total of $1.77M to 22 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor

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Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

30 Employees

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In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Boston Architectural College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees; Management with 17 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

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This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Boston Architectural College.

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