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2021 Best Colleges for General Architecture in Massachusetts

General Architecture is a popular major and Massachusetts is the 4th most popular state for students studying this major. 357 of the 6,093 General Architecture diplomas earned last year were given by schools in Massachusetts. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Architecture in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.

Choosing a Great General Architecture School

Best Colleges for General Architecture in Massachusetts The architecture program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Graduates Earn More After College

General Architecture graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A general architecture bachelors degree from a college in Massachusetts helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $51,633 a couple years later.

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 Massachusetts.

Best Schools to Study General Architecture in Massachusetts

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study general architecture.

Best Architecture Colleges in Massachusetts

Any student who is interested in general architecture needs to look into Northeastern University. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

Students who graduate from the architecture program earn an average of $50,600 in the first couple years of working.


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It is hard to beat Wentworth Institute of Technology if you wish to pursue general architecture as a major. Located in the large city Boston, WIT is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After graduation, architecture students usually make about $51,300 at the beginning of their careers.


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Any student pursuing a degree in general architecture has to take a look at Boston Architectural College. Boston Architectural Center is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

Students who graduate from the architecture program earn about $53,000 for their early career.


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Best General Architecture Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Connecticut 228 110
New Hampshire 205 26
Maine 197 2
Rhode Island 191 143
Vermont 186 34

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 283
Urban & Regional Planning 204
Environmental Design 84
Landscape Architecture 52
Interior Architecture 43

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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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