Architecture & Related Services

2021 Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England Region

4 Colleges
679 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,289 Avg Cost*

Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, architecture and related services was ranked #28 in the country. In fact 8,969 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 679 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England Region ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Architecture & Related Services Schools list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for architecture and related services majors.

#1

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Westfield, Westfield is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Westfield did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England Region list.

At Westfield, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,805. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Westfield is $103,933. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Wentworth Institute of Technology. WIT is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. In addition to being on our best value list, WIT has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England Region ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at WIT to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $40,545. This means that the average student pays around $171,911 to get a bachelor’s degree from WIT. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Roger Williams University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Bristol, RWU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. RWU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England Region list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at RWU to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $38,729. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from RWU is $159,176. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#4

Keene State College

Keene, NH

Keene State College comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Keene, Keene State is a public school with a small student population. Keene State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England Region list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Keene State to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,076. This means that the average student pays around $121,247 to get a bachelor’s degree from Keene State. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Explore the best architecture and related services schools for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 27
Maine 2
Rhode Island 149
Massachusetts 411
New Hampshire 35
Connecticut 55

Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 356
Architectural Sciences & Technology 126
Landscape Architecture 49
Environmental Design 43
Architectural History 37

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,454
Engineering 7,932
Computer & Information Sciences 6,450
Mathematics & Statistics 3,193
Natural Resources & Conservation 2,315

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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