2021 Best Colleges for General Architecture in the Southwest Region
Approximately 6,093 general architecture degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for General Architecture in the Southwest Region ranking analyzed 8 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general architecture. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 schools for General Architecture students in the Southwest Region.
Choosing a Great General Architecture School
Your choice of general architecture school matters. Important measures of a quality architecture program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:
Quality Overall is Important
The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.
Graduates Earn More After College
A general architecture degree from colleges on this list usually translates into above average wages following graduation. Recent general architecture graduates from Southwest schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $41,489 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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for General Architecture students in the Southwest Region.
Best Schools to Study General Architecture in Southwest
Best Architecture Colleges in the Southwest Region
The University of Texas at Austin is a good decision for students pursuing a General Architecture major. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin.
Graduates from the general architecture program at The University of Texas at Austin earn $9,262 more than the average college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.More… Request Information
It is hard to beat Texas A&M University - College Station if you wish to pursue general architecture as a major. Located in the midsize city College Station, Texas A&M is a public college with a fairly large student population.
Graduates of the architecture program report average early career earnings of $42,600.More… Request Information
University of Houston is among your best bets if you want to study general architecture. Located in the city Houston, U of H is a public school with a fairly large student population.
Graduates from the general architecture program at University of Houston earn $5,562 above the typical graduate in this field shortly after graduation.More… Request Information
University of Arizona is a good option for individuals pursuing a General Architecture degree. Located in the city Tucson, Arizona is a public school with a very large student population.
After graduation, architecture students usually earn an average of $42,500 at the beginning of their careers.More… Request Information
Located in the medium-sized city Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a very large student population.
Graduates of the architecture program report average early career income of $35,700.More… Request Information
Texas Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Lubbock.
Graduates of the architecture program make about $34,500 in the first couple years of their career.More… Request Information
Located in the large city Arlington, UT Arlington is a public school with a fairly large student population.
Grads of the architecture program report average early career earnings of $39,800.More… Request Information
Located in the large city San Antonio, UTSA is a public college with a very large student population.
Graduates of the architecture program make around $33,900 for their early career.More… Request Information
Best General Architecture Colleges by State
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Rankings in Majors Related to Architecture
General Architecture is one of 8 different types of Architecture & Related Services programs to choose from.
Most Popular Majors Related to Architecture
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Urban & Regional Planning||480|
|Architectural Sciences & Technology||252|
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.