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2021 Best Colleges for General Architecture in Illinois

General Architecture is a popular major and Illinois is the 6th most popular state for students studying this major. 279 of the 6,093 General Architecture diplomas earned last year were given by schools in Illinois. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Architecture in Illinois ranking analyzed 3 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general architecture. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for General Architecture students in Illinois.

Choosing a Great General Architecture School

Best Colleges for General Architecture in Illinois Your choice of general architecture school matters. Important measures of a quality architecture program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A general architecture degree from colleges on this list usually translates into higher than average earnings following graduation. Recent general architecture graduates from Illinois colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $40,325 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on General Architecture students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other general architecture students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized general architecture related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for General Architecture students in Illinois.

Best Schools to Study General Architecture in Illinois

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a General Architecture degree.

Best Architecture Colleges in Illinois

Illinois Institute of Technology is among your best bets if you want to study general architecture. Located in the large city Chicago, Illinois Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

Graduates from the general architecture degree program at Illinois Institute of Technology get $5,167 more than the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Every student who is interested in general architecture needs to look into University of Illinois at Chicago. UIC is a very large public school located in the city of Chicago.

Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career earnings of $36,400.

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Every student who is interested in general architecture has to take a look at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Located in the city Carbondale, SIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After graduating, architecture students typically earn an average of $41,900 in their early careers.

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Best General Architecture Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 305 134
Ohio 303 313
Indiana 283 46
Wisconsin 267 102

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 226
Urban & Regional Planning 69
Architectural History 11
Landscape Architecture 6
Interior Architecture 4

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Danichou. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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