Architecture

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
4,967
declining 19.2%
Average Wage
$87,645
growing 1.81%
People in Workforce
386,790
growing 4.41%
Average Employee Age
44
growing 0.248%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Architecture degree recipients are Gainesville, FL, College Station, TX, and Lubbock, TX. The locations with a relatively high number of Architecture degree recipients are Paradise Valley, AZ, Prairie View, TX, and Keene, NH. The most common degree awarded to students studying Architecture is a bachelors degree.

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Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Architecture and the types of students that study this field. University of Florida awards the most degrees in Architecture in the US, but The School of Architecture (104665) and Roger Williams University have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Architecture.

Tuition costs for Architecture majors are, on average, $0 for in-state public colleges, and $0 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 (80 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (3,834 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 (3,834 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

University of Florida has the most Architecture degree recipients, with 165 degrees awarded in 2020.

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, The School of Architecture (104665) has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Architecture, with 100%.

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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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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 $87,645 and the most common occupations are Architects, except landscape and naval, Other managers, and Other 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 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers.

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$87,645
Average Wage in Workforce
± $3,132
1.81%
1 Year Growth
± 5.07%

The average salary for Architecture and Related Services majors is $87,645 and the most common occupations are Architects, except landscape and naval, Other managers, and Other 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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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 managers, and Other 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 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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386,790
2020 Workforce
± 15,249
4.41%
1 Year Growth
± 5.4%

The number of Architecture and Related Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.41%, from 370,457 in 2019 to 386,790 in 2020.

The largest single share of Architecture and Related Services graduates go on to work as Architects, except landscape and naval (24.8%). 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 by Share

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386,790
2020 Workforce
± 15,249
4.41%
1 Year Growth
± 5.4%

The number of Architecture and Related Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.41%, from 370,457 in 2019 to 386,790 in 2020.

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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Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Architecture and Related Services in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Architecture and Related Services is 44.

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 are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Architecture and Related Services (2,507 students).

Workforce Age

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44
Average Age in 2020
± 0.522 Years
0.248%
1 Year Change
± 1.69%

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 29 and 28 years old, which represent 3.15% and 2.89% 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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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (52.3%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,507 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    987 degrees awarded
  3. Non-resident Alien
    570 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 Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    1,006 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    878 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    411 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex 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 sex.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Mexico
    6,875 degree recipients
  2. India
    6,775 degree recipients
  3. China
    6,446 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Algeria
    4.78 times more than expected
  2. Serbia
    3.76 times more than expected
  3. Argentina
    3.73 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Algeria that hold Architecture and Related Services degrees (4.78 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 Mexico (6,875 degree recipients).

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