Architecture & Related Services

2021 Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in Pennsylvania

2 Colleges
452 Bachelor's Degrees
$40,350 Avg Cost*

Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in PennsylvaniaIn 2018-2019, 452 bachelor's degrees were awarded to architecture and related services students who went to a Pennsylvania college or university. This makes it the #26 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 8,969 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 5.0% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in Pennsylvania ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in architecture and related services. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on architecture and related services schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. 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 colleges and universities below are the best for the money for architecture and related services majors.


Marywood University

Scranton, PA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Marywood University. Marywood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Scranton. Marywood also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in Pennsylvania list, coming in at #2.

The average student at Marywood graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $32,783 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Marywood be around $141,623. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Our rankings recognize Drexel University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. Drexel also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in Pennsylvania rankings.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at Drexel to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $47,917. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Drexel is $225,689. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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State Degrees Awarded
New York 923
New Jersey 153
Maryland 129
Delaware 6
District of Columbia 72

Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 160
General Architecture 132
Interior Architecture 66
Urban & Regional Planning 44
Landscape Architecture 44

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 6,878
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 5,947
Computer & Information Sciences 4,840
Physical Sciences 2,053
Mathematics & Statistics 1,701

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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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