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Great Schools for Architecture and Related Services

Each of these schools outperforms the median for post-graduation salaries!

Best Architecture Schools for your money

These universities have high retention rates and strong post-graduation income for students. Schools are sorted by average price pell grant recipients pay. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. CUNY City College, New York – $6,773
  2. Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana – $9,561
  3. Princeton University, New Jersey – $10,256
  4. Arizona State University-Tempe, Arizona – $11,572
  5. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, Georgia – $11,639
  6. University of Florida, Florida – $12,159
  7. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, California – $12,484
  8. University of Utah, Utah – $12,674
  9. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, New Mexico – $12,827
  10. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Washington – $12,957
  11. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida – $13,212
  12. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, Oklahoma – $13,538
  13. University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois – $13,562
  14. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Louisiana – $13,624
  15. Iowa State University, Iowa – $13,947
  16. University of California-Berkeley, California – $14,468
  17. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina – $14,665
  18. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, North Carolina – $14,682
  19. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan – $14,897
  20. University of California-Davis, California – $15,309
  21. University of Houston, Texas – $15,399
  22. Texas A & M University-College Station, Texas – $15,440
  23. Ball State University, Indiana – $15,521
  24. University of Oregon, Oregon – $15,619
  25. University of Arkansas, Arkansas – $15,648
  26. Mississippi State University, Mississippi – $15,656
  27. University of Arizona, Arizona – $16,150
  28. Texas Tech University, Texas – $16,450
  29. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York – $16,548
  30. Clemson University, South Carolina – $16,770
  31. University of Maryland-College Park, Maryland – $16,928
  32. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minnesota – $16,993
  33. University at Buffalo, New York – $17,163
  34. Ohio State University-Main Campus, Ohio – $17,231
  35. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus, Oklahoma – $17,288
  36. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska – $17,311
  37. University of Kentucky, Kentucky – $17,617
  38. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, New York – $17,804
  39. University of Kansas, Kansas – $18,234
  40. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois – $18,243
  41. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas – $18,422
  42. New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey – $18,544
  43. Kent State University at Kent, Ohio – $18,680
  44. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, California – $18,845
  45. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Tennessee – $19,076
  46. University of Virginia-Main Campus, Virginia – $19,177
  47. University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island – $19,216
  48. Rice University, Texas – $19,232
  49. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Massachusetts – $19,324
  50. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia – $19,413
  51. Yale University, Connecticut – $19,507
  52. Andrews University, Michigan – $20,484
  53. Haverford College, Pennsylvania – $20,894
  54. Temple University, Pennsylvania – $21,335
  55. Wellesley College, Massachusetts – $21,506
  56. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts – $21,759
  57. Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois – $21,803
  58. University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan – $21,872
  59. Auburn University, Alabama – $21,984
  60. Columbia University in the City of New York, New York – $22,001
  61. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,002
  62. Amherst College, Massachusetts – $22,036
  63. Marywood University, Pennsylvania – $22,061
  64. Miami University-Oxford, Ohio – $22,307
  65. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts – $22,549
  66. Middlebury College, Vermont – $22,775
  67. University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado – $23,127
  68. Barnard College, New York – $23,639
  69. Howard University, Washington D.C. – $24,156
  70. Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts – $25,282
  71. Smith College, Massachusetts – $26,321
  72. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Pennsylvania – $26,563
  73. Lawrence Technological University, Michigan – $28,184
  74. Northeastern University, Massachusetts – $28,565
  75. Hampshire College, Massachusetts – $28,604
  76. University of Notre Dame, Indiana – $29,313
  77. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, Pennsylvania – $29,806
  78. Washington University in St Louis, Missouri – $29,957
  79. University of Southern California, California – $29,977
  80. University of Miami, Florida – $30,136
  81. Woodbury University, California – $30,483
  82. Cornell University, New York – $30,498
  83. Syracuse University, New York – $30,722
  84. Connecticut College, Connecticut – $30,795
  85. University of New Haven, Connecticut – $30,976
  86. University of San Francisco, California – $31,254
  87. Tufts University, Massachusetts – $31,298
  88. California College of the Arts, California – $31,958
  89. Hobart William Smith Colleges, New York – $32,355
  90. Lehigh University, Pennsylvania – $32,501
  91. Tulane University of Louisiana, Louisiana – $32,946
  92. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York – $33,629
  93. Roger Williams University, Rhode Island – $33,720
  94. University of San Diego, California – $33,821
  95. Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. – $34,542
  96. Drexel University, Pennsylvania – $36,050
  97. Otis College of Art and Design, California – $36,113
  98. Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania – $36,613
  99. The New School, New York – $36,702
  100. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois – $38,607
  101. Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia – $39,690
  102. Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts – $41,855
  103. Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island – $43,457
  104. Pratt Institute-Main, New York – $45,488
  105. Southern California Institute of Architecture, California – $56,404

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