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2021 Best Value Colleges for General Architecture in Texas

6 Colleges
475 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,352 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value General Architecture School for You

Best Value Colleges for General Architecture in TexasWith 475 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, general architecture is the #63 most popular major in Texas. This means that of the 4,108 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 11.6% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for General Architecture in Texas ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in architecture. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on architecture schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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The architecture school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Architecture Schools.

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2021 Best Value General Architecture Schools in Texas

The following schools top our list of the Best General Architecture Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Architecture Schools in Texas

#1

University of Houston

Houston, TX

Our rankings recognize University of Houston as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Houston, U of H is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of H did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for General Architecture in Texas list.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at U of H to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,217. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of H be around $116,503. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, architecture graduates from U of H take out $24,731 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $214.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Austin as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UT Austin, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for General Architecture in Texas ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UT Austin is 4.3 years, and it costs about $36,312 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UT Austin is $156,142. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Architecture majors at UT Austin take out an average of $21,669 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $222.

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#3

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Texas Tech, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for General Architecture in Texas ranking.

It takes the average student at Texas Tech about 4.5 years to graduate, and it costs about $23,296 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech is about $105,298. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

The average amount in student loans that architecture majors at Texas Tech take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,619. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $225, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the midsize city of College Station. In addition to being on our best value list, Texas A&M has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for General Architecture in Texas ranking.

It takes the average student at Texas A&M about 4.4 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $38,607. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M is $168,327. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Architecture majors at Texas A&M take out an average of $18,124 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $196.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of San Antonio, UTSA is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UTSA, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for General Architecture in Texas ranking.

It takes the average student at UTSA about 4.7 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,313. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UTSA be around $95,471. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, architecture graduates from UTSA take out $24,662 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at Arlington. Located in the city of Arlington, UT Arlington is a public college with a fairly large student population. UT Arlington not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for General Architecture in Texas list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UT Arlington is 4.7 years, and it costs about $32,367 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UT Arlington be around $150,830. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, architecture majors at UT Arlington accumulate an average of around $24,279 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $234, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best General Architecture Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best General Architecture Schools in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 82
New Mexico 57

One of 8 majors within the Architecture & Related Services area of study, General Architecture has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Interior Architecture 76
Urban & Regional Planning 62
Landscape Architecture 44
Architectural Sciences & Technology 17
Environmental Design 6

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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