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2021 Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services

59 Colleges
8,969 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,942 Avg Cost*

Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related ServicesArchitecture & Related Services is the #28 most popular major in the country with 8,969 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services ranking analyzed 59 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in architecture and related services. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those architecture and related services schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Architecture & Related Services Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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The following schools top our list of the Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for the Money.

Our rankings recognize Iowa State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ames. Iowa State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services list.

The average student at Iowa State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,749. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Iowa State is $118,231. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Arizona State University - Tempe earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tempe. ASU - Tempe did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at ASU - Tempe is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,198. This means that the average student pays around $138,451 to get a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Tempe. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value architecture and related services schools. U of F is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville.

At U of F, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,230. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of F is about $120,542. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value architecture and related services schools. Located in the suburb of Pomona, CSU Pomona is a public school with a very large student population. CSU Pomona excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at CSU Pomona is 4.9 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,111. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from CSU Pomona be around $137,744. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Texas Tech is a very large public school located in the large city of Lubbock.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Texas Tech is 4.5 years, and it costs about $23,296 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech be around $105,298. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services list, coming in at #8.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,197. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is $143,921. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

Our rankings recognize University of Houston as the #7 school in this year's rankings. U of H is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Houston.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of H is 4.6 years, and it costs about $25,217 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $116,503 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of H. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Virginia Tech has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services ranking.

At Virginia Tech, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,298. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech is $142,182. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the city of Columbus. On top of its placing in our value rankings, Ohio State also did well on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The average student at Ohio State graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $34,273. This means that the average student pays around $148,402 to get a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value architecture and related services schools. Westfield is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Westfield.

The average student at Westfield graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,805. This means that the average student pays around $103,933 to get a bachelor’s degree from Westfield. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 4,108
Architectural Sciences & Technology 1,864
Urban & Regional Planning 847
Landscape Architecture 717
Environmental Design 591

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 128,724
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 126,493
Computer & Information Sciences 92,596
Physical Sciences 32,633
Mathematics & Statistics 30,991

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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 Lorenzo Cafaro.

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