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2021 Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in Massachusetts

185 Bachelor's Degrees
$51,633 Avg Salary
$32,859 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in MassachusettsWith 185 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, general architecture is the #74 most popular major in Massachusetts. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 4.5% of all the architecture bachelor's degrees in the country. 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 Highest Paid Architecture Graduates.

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

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of General Architecture Majors

After graduating, general architecture majors that go to school in Massachusetts go on to jobs making an average of $51,633 per year. This is 30% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 18% higher than the national average of $43,816 per year for architecture graduates.

Average Salary for Architecture Graduates from Schools in Massachusetts  51,633
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103,200
Average Salary for Architecture Graduates from Schools Nationwide  43,816
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103,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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103,200

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2021 Highest Paid General Architecture Grads in Massachusetts

The following colleges produce the highest paid architecture graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Architecture Graduates in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Institute of Technology landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general architecture school. Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Boston Architectural College as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Boston Architectural Center is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. Students who receive their bachelor's in architecture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $53,000.

While working on their bachelor's, architecture majors at Boston Architectural Center accumulate an average of around $44,942 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $514, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tufts University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Wentworth Institute of Technology. Located in the large city of Boston, WIT is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Architecture majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $51,300.

On average, architecture graduates from WIT take out $24,321 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Northeastern University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. Architecture majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $50,600.

While working on their bachelor's, architecture majors at Northeastern accumulate an average of around $28,601 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $318.

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Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Wellesley, Wellesley is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Smith College

Northampton, MA

Smith College comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Smith is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Northampton.

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Best General Architecture Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Connecticut 176 18
Rhode Island 156 98
New Hampshire 153 26
Maine 152 2
Vermont 148 27

General Architecture is one of 8 different types of Architecture & Related Services programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Architecture

Related Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 92
Environmental Design 43
Architectural History 36
Urban & Regional Planning 23
Landscape Architecture 22

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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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