Architecture & Related Services

2021 Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students

55 Colleges
8,969 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,602 Avg Cost*

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

This year's Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students ranking analyzed 55 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in architecture and related services. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality architecture and related services programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the architecture and related services program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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The following schools top our list of the Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University has taken the #1 spot in this year's architecture and related services ranking for non-traditional students. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Cornell has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.0%. Approximately 309 students take at least one class online at Cornell. There are roughly 101 part time students in attendance at Cornell.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Iowa State University. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ames. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Iowa State has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services ranking.

About 3.2% of Iowa State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,215 students at Iowa State that take at least one class online. About 3,779 of the students at Iowa State are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best architecture and related services schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public college with a fairly large student population. Texas A&M College Station also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services list, coming in at #4.

The student loan default rate at Texas A&M College Station is lower than is typical, just 2.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,608 students take at least one class online at Texas A&M College Station. About 9,459 of the students at Texas A&M College Station are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize California State Polytechnic University - Pomona as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Pomona, Cal Poly Pomona is a public school with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our non-traditional rankings, Cal Poly Pomona 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.

About 2.9% of Cal Poly Pomona students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 10,261 students take at least one class online at Cal Poly Pomona. There are roughly 3,972 part time students in attendance at Cal Poly Pomona. Cal Poly Pomona does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Southern California as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. USC not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services list.

About 1.6% of USC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 6,707 of USC students are exclusively distance learners. About 6,358 of the students at USC are attending part time. USC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Arizona State University - Tempe landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best architecture and related services schools for non-traditional students. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the city of Tempe. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, ASU - Tempe has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services ranking.

The student loan default rate at ASU - Tempe is lower than is typical, just 6.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 23,569 students at ASU - Tempe that take at least one class online. 5,405 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a fairly 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.

The student loan default rate at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is lower than is typical, just 0.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,637 students take at least one class online at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. There are roughly 1,017 part time students in attendance at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of California - Berkeley earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley. UC Berkeley also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services list, coming in at #6.

About 2.0% of UC Berkeley students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 930 students at UC Berkeley that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,108 part time students in attendance at UC Berkeley.

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#9

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arizona. Located in the large city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public school with a very large student population.

About 6.0% of University of Arizona students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 12,701 students take at least one class online at University of Arizona. About 7,884 of the students at University of Arizona are attending part time. University of Arizona does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Woodbury University

Burbank, CA

Our rankings recognize Woodbury University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Woodbury is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Burbank.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.6%. There are approximately 54 students at Woodbury that take at least one class online. 72 of Woodbury students are attending part time. Woodbury does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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View the best for non-traditional students Architecture & Related Services schools in a specific region near you.

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

Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 6,100
Architectural Sciences & Technology 5,123
Urban & Regional Planning 2,633
Landscape Architecture 1,142
Environmental Design 697

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 196,678
Computer & Information Sciences 173,112
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 160,242
Physical Sciences 53,214
Engineering Technologies 52,780

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Lorenzo Cafaro.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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