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    Architecture school survey shows trends in budgets, applications, enrollment, and faculty hiring.

    By Lian Chikako Chang
    Feb 13, '14 11:43 AM EST

    ACSA conducted its fourth annual budget and enrollment survey of member schools this fall, asking programs about changes to their budgets, enrollment and applications, and hiring patterns. The results from 60 schools in the United States and Canada showed architecture programs facing slight reductions in enrollment, while budgets are holding steady or showing slight increases. 

    Among the results found in this year’s report, presented in two dozen graphics, are drops in applications at about half of undergraduate programs, but more increases in applications at the graduate level. Additionally, many schools seeing drops in enrollment have the decreases tempered by growing numbers of international students. More schools reported increases in total budgets than decreases, and funding for faculty travel and discretionary stayed the same or increased. 

    The Architecture School Budget and Enrollment Survey 2013-14 report also includes new analyses of trends based on Carnegie Foundation classifications and other data to provide a fuller picture of how ACSA schools are faring. To read and download the report as a high-resolution PDF, please visit the ACSA website

    How are changing applications, enrollments, and budgets affecting your school? 

    Too small to read? Please visit to view and download the full-resolution PDF.

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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is a nonprofit membership organization, founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education. Our members are over 250 schools, including all accredited programs in the USA and Canada, schools seeking accreditation, and non-accredited and international programs--representing over 40,000 architecture faculty and students.

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