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2021 Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in the Southeast Region

823 Bachelor's Degrees
$44,344 Avg Salary
$26,382 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in the Southeast RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, general architecture was ranked #88 in the country. In fact 4,108 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 823 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Architecture Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in the Southeast Region ranking looked at 14 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.

How Much Do General Architecture Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, general architecture majors from schools in the Southeast Region earn an average salary of $44,344 per year. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 11% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a architecture degree is $43,816. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Architecture Graduates from Schools in the Southeast Region  44,344
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Average Salary for Architecture Graduates from Schools Nationwide  43,816
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid General Architecture Grads in the Southeast Region

The highest paid architecture majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Architecture Graduates in the Southeast Region

Kennesaw State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. KSU Georgia is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Kennesaw. Architecture majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $50,300.

On average, architecture graduates from KSU Georgia take out $33,074 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $322, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general architecture school. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in architecture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $50,000.

The average amount in student loans that architecture majors at Virginia Tech take out while working on their bachelor's is $26,422. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $322, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Our rankings recognize Auburn University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Auburn, Auburn is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in architecture from the school is $48,800.

While working on their bachelor's, architecture majors at Auburn accumulate an average of around $25,141 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $301, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in architecture from the school is $47,800.

After completing their bachelor's degree, architecture graduates from Georgia Tech carry an average student debtload of $20,477. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general architecture school. Located in the town of Mississippi State, Mississippi State is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in architecture from the school is $46,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, architecture graduates from Mississippi State carry an average student debtload of $31,032. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $322, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Louisiana State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Baton Rouge. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, architecture majors make an average salary of $45,900.

On average, architecture graduates from Louisiana State University take out $23,303 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $244, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public college with a very large student population. Architecture majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $45,600.

While working on their bachelor's, architecture majors at University of Virginia accumulate an average of around $17,098 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $188, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Florida A&M University is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Tallahassee.

On average, architecture graduates from Florida A&M University take out $28,912 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $322, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Charlotte. UNC Charlotte is a very large public school located in the city of Charlotte. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, architecture majors make an average salary of $45,000.

After completing their bachelor's degree, architecture graduates from UNC Charlotte carry an average student debtload of $28,564. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $317, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general architecture school. UT Knoxville is a fairly large public school located in the city of Knoxville. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in architecture from the school is $43,600.

While working on their bachelor's, architecture majors at UT Knoxville accumulate an average of around $25,481 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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Best General Architecture Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 54
Florida 214 206
Tennessee 209 40
North Carolina 207 73
Virginia 206 149
South Carolina 188 59
Alabama 183 72
Kentucky 177 60
Arkansas 164 55
Louisiana 163 20
Mississippi 158 35

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 201
Landscape Architecture 166
Interior Architecture 124
Environmental Design 109
Urban & Regional Planning 70

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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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