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2021 Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in the Southwest Region

614 Bachelor's Degrees
$41,489 Avg Salary
$23,465 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in the Southwest 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, 614 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States. 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.

For this year's Highest Paid General Architecture Graduates in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 8 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

The average general architecture major who graduates from a school in the Southwest Region earns about $41,489 per year during the early years of their career. That's about the same as the average college graduate from any field makes.

On a nationwide level, architecture majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $43,816. That's 5% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in the Southwest Region .

Average Salary for Architecture Graduates from Schools in the Southwest Region  41,489
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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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83,000

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2021 Highest Paid General Architecture Grads in Southwest

The following colleges produce the highest paid architecture graduates.

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

#1

Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general architecture school. Rice is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Houston.

While working on their bachelor's, architecture majors at Rice accumulate an average of around $17,135 in student debt.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Tempe as the #2 school in this year's rankings. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, architecture majors make an average salary of $35,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, architecture graduates from ASU - Tempe carry an average student debtload of $23,408. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $230, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arizona. Located in the large city of Tucson, Arizona is a public school with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, architecture majors make an average salary of $42,500.

While working on their bachelor's, architecture majors at Arizona accumulate an average of around $27,130 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $322.

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The University of Texas at Austin comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, architecture majors make an average salary of $49,900.

The average amount in student loans that architecture majors at UT Austin take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,669. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $222, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas Tech University. Texas Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lubbock. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, architecture majors make an average salary of $34,500.

While working on their bachelor's, architecture majors at Texas Tech accumulate an average of around $22,619 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $225.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general architecture school. U of H is a very large public school located in the city of Houston. Students who receive their bachelor's in architecture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $46,200.

After completing their bachelor's degree, architecture graduates from U of H carry an average student debtload of $24,731. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $214.

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Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, TX

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Prairie View A & M University. PVAMU is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Prairie View.

The average amount in student loans that architecture majors at PVAMU take out while working on their bachelor's is $31,721. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $320.

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University of New Mexico - Main Campus comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. UNM is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Albuquerque.

On average, architecture graduates from UNM take out $24,557 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Arlington as the #9 school in this year's rankings. UT Arlington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Arlington. Students who receive their bachelor's in architecture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $39,800.

On average, architecture graduates from UT Arlington take out $24,279 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $234.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at San Antonio. UTSA is a fairly large public school located in the city of San Antonio. Students who receive their bachelor's in architecture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $33,900.

After completing their bachelor's degree, architecture graduates from UTSA carry an average student debtload of $24,662. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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Best General Architecture Colleges by State

Explore the best general architecture colleges for a specific state in this the Southwest region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 229 475
Arizona 187 82
New Mexico 141 57

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

Majors Similar to Architecture

Related Major Annual Graduates
Urban & Regional Planning 315
Landscape Architecture 78
Interior Architecture 76
Environmental Design 68
Architectural Sciences & Technology 55

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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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