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2021 Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in Virginia

149 Bachelor's Degrees
$47,800 Avg Salary
$24,548 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in VirginiaWith 149 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, general architecture is the #73 most popular major in Virginia. This means that of the 4,108 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.6% 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 Virginia ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

Salaries of General Architecture Majors After Graduation

The average general architecture major who graduates from a school in Virginia earns about $47,800 per year during the early years of their career. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 20% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 9% higher than the national average of $43,816 per year for architecture graduates.

Average Salary for Architecture Graduates from Schools in Virginia  47,800
Average Salary for Architecture Graduates from Schools Nationwide  43,816
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid General Architecture Grads in Virginia

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 Virginia


Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general architecture school. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, architecture majors make an average salary of $50,000.

After completing their bachelor's degree, architecture graduates from Virginia Tech carry an average student debtload of $26,422. 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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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Virginia - Main Campus. University of Virginia is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville. Students who receive their bachelor's in architecture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $45,600.

Architecture majors at University of Virginia take out an average of $17,098 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 $188.

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Best General Architecture Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

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

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Urban & Regional Planning 13
Landscape Architecture 13
Architectural History 3

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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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