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2021 Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in Pennsylvania

132 Bachelor's Degrees
$46,680 Avg Salary
$30,975 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in PennsylvaniaWith 132 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, general architecture is the #108 most popular major in Pennsylvania. This means that of the 4,108 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.2% were from a college or university in the state. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Architecture list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in Pennsylvania ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in architecture.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do General Architecture Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, general architecture majors that go to school in Pennsylvania go on to jobs making an average of $46,680 per year. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 17% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 7% higher than the national average of $43,816 per year for architecture graduates.

Average Salary for Architecture Graduates from Schools in Pennsylvania  46,680
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93,400
Average Salary for Architecture Graduates from Schools Nationwide  43,816
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93,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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93,400

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2021 Highest Paid General Architecture Grads in Pennsylvania

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid general architecture majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Architecture Graduates in Pennsylvania

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Our rankings recognize Carnegie Mellon University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in architecture from the school is $53,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, architecture graduates from Carnegie Mellon carry an average student debtload of $27,067. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $320.

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#2

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia. Architecture majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $51,400.

On average, architecture graduates from Drexel take out $32,868 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $322, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general architecture school. Located in the city of Bethlehem, Lehigh is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, architecture graduates from Lehigh take out $23,971 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Marywood University

Scranton, PA

Marywood University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general architecture school. Located in the small city of Scranton, Marywood is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, architecture majors make an average salary of $42,600.

Architecture majors at Marywood take out an average of $29,990 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $322, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general architecture school. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the city of University Park.

On average, architecture graduates from Penn State University Park take out $26,692 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $322, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best General Architecture Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best General Architecture Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 267 223
Maryland 197 105
New Jersey 189 17
District of Columbia 125 72

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 160
Interior Architecture 66
Urban & Regional Planning 44
Landscape Architecture 44
Environmental Design 6

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Notes and References

  • 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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