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2021 Best Colleges for General Architecture in the Southeast Region

Approximately 6,093 general architecture degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Architecture in the Southeast Region ranking analyzed 14 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general architecture. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 2 schools for General Architecture students in the Southeast Region.

Choosing a Great General Architecture School

Best Colleges for General Architecture in the Southeast Region 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

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.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

General Architecture graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent general architecture graduates from Southeast colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $44,344 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 the Southeast Region.

Best Schools to Study General Architecture in Southeast

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

Top 10 Best Architecture Colleges in the Southeast Region

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech is a good decision for students interested in a General Architecture degree. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg.

Students from the general architecture major at Virginia Tech make $6,000 more than the average college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus is among your best bets if you want to study general architecture. Located in the suburb Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Grads of the architecture program state that they receive average early career earnings of $45,600.

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#3

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida is one of the best schools in the country for general architecture. U of F is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville.

Soon after graduation, architecture students generally make about $38,300 in their early careers.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is among your best bets if you're planning on studying general architecture. Georgia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Atlanta.

General Architecture graduates from Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus get a earnings boost of approximately $3,800 over the average income of general architecture graduates.

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#5

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Located in the small city Auburn, Auburn is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Students from the general architecture program at Auburn University make $4,800 more than the standard college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Located in the medium-sized city Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public school with a very large student population.

Students who graduate from this degree report average early career wages of $43,600.

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Located in the medium-sized city Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career earnings of $45,900.

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Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Clemson.

After graduating, architecture students generally earn about $40,300 in their early careers.

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University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

UARK is a very large public school located in the city of Fayetteville.

Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career earnings of $42,000.

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UNC Charlotte is a very large public school located in the large city of Charlotte.

Students who complete this program state that they receive average early career wages of $45,000.

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Best General Architecture Colleges by State

Explore the best general architecture schools for a specific state in this the Southeast region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 59
Florida 276 418
North Carolina 274 75
Virginia 268 272
Tennessee 257 57
South Carolina 239 60
Kentucky 238 81
Alabama 230 72
Mississippi 228 41
Arkansas 226 55
Louisiana 225 63
West Virginia 205 1

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

Majors Similar to Architecture

Related Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 591
Urban & Regional Planning 441
Landscape Architecture 283
Interior Architecture 160
Environmental Design 130

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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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