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2021 Best Colleges for General Architecture in Texas

General Architecture is a popular major and Texas is the 1st most popular state for students studying this major. 774 of the 6,093 General Architecture degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Texas. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for General Architecture in Texas ranking analyzed 6 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general architecture. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for General Architecture students in Texas.

Choosing a Great General Architecture School

Best Colleges for General Architecture in Texas 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 good 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 collection of different 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 typically translates into higher than average salaries following graduation. Recent general architecture graduates from Texas schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $41,150 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 Texas.

Best Schools to Study General Architecture in Texas

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

Best Architecture Colleges in Texas

It is hard to beat The University of Texas at Austin if you want to pursue general architecture as a major. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Austin.

The University of Texas at Austin general architecture graduates receive $8,750 more than the typical architecture grad.

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Texas A&M University - College Station is a wonderful option for students pursuing a General Architecture degree. Located in the medium-sized city College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Students who graduate from this degree report average early career earnings of $42,600.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

Any student pursuing a degree in general architecture needs to look into University of Houston. Located in the city Houston, U of H is a public college with a very large student population.

General Architecture graduates from University of Houston earn a boost of about $5,050 above the typical income of general architecture graduates.

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Every student who is interested in general architecture needs to check out Texas Tech University. Texas Tech is a very large public school located in the large city of Lubbock.

Graduates of the architecture program make around $34,500 for their early career.

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Located in the city Arlington, UT Arlington is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Graduates of the architecture program state that they receive average early career income of $39,800.

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Located in the city San Antonio, UTSA is a public college with a very large student population.

Students who graduate from the architecture program earn about $33,900 in the first couple years of working.

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Best General Architecture Colleges in the Southwest Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Arizona 272 110
New Mexico 216 57

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Urban & Regional Planning 175
Architectural Sciences & Technology 110
Landscape Architecture 79
Interior Architecture 76
Environmental Design 16

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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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