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    Explore Data on Over 1,800 U.S. Programs in Architecture and Related Fields

    By Lian Chikako Chang
    Jul 21, '14 1:14 PM EST

    At the ACSA, we are most familiar with the 127 U.S. and 11 Canadian schools with accredited architecture programs, but prospective students and the public are seeing a much broader context. We wanted to learn more about all the institutions that offer programs in architecture and related fields, so we put together an interactive based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This includes a map and charts offering key statistics on over 800 U.S. institutions offering over 1,800 programs in architecture, architectural sciences and technology, architectural drafting, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, art and architectural history, and more. 


    Here's a screenshot of the interactive which you explore at the ACSA website.

    Here are two more snapshots, covering topics which you can also explore in more depth in the interactive: Graduation Rate by Net Price, for public, private not-for-profit, and private for-profit schools as well as for schools with different Carnegie Classifications. You can see that there are distinct patterns of graduation rate vs. net price for these different groups of schools.

    It's important to note that these statistics are from NCES and apply to institutions across all majors, so may not reflect the specific characteristics of architecture and related majors. Nonetheless, we hope this data can help us to understand some of the characteristics of the U.S. institutions involved in architectural education.

    The interactive is here.

    Have a question, correction, or other feedback? Please share it below in the comments.

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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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  • Michael Monti
    Michael Monti Washington, DC, US
  • Lian Chikako Chang
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