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2021 Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Region

7 Colleges
1,136 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,200 Avg Cost*

Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes RegionArchitecture & Related Services is the #28 most popular major in the country with 8,969 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,136 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States.

This year's Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Region ranking looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in architecture and related services. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great architecture and related services programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the architecture and related services program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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

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The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying architecture and related services.

Ohio State University - Main Campus has taken the #1 spot in this year's architecture and related services ranking for non-traditional students. Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Columbus. Ohio State also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Great Lakes Region list, coming in at #1.

About 4.5% of Ohio State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 18,037 students take at least one class online at Ohio State. 8,041 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Illinois Institute of Technology as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Illinois Tech is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago. Illinois Tech also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Great Lakes Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at Illinois Tech is lower than is typical, just 2.4% of students default in three years. There are approximately 696 students at Illinois Tech that take at least one class online. 967 of Illinois Tech students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. U-M is a very large public school located in the city of Ann Arbor. U-M not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Great Lakes Region list.

About 1.1% of U-M students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 487 students at U-M that take at least one class online. 2,376 of U-M students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Illinois at Chicago comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Chicago, UIC is a public college with a very large student population. UIC also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Great Lakes Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at UIC is lower than is typical, just 3.1% of students default in three years. There are approximately 5,751 students at UIC that take at least one class online. 4,566 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best architecture and related services schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public college with a large student population. SIUC also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Great Lakes Region list, coming in at #6.

There are approximately 2,504 students at SIUC that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,431 part time students in attendance at SIUC. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UWM is a very large public school located in the large city of Milwaukee. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UWM has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.3%. Approximately 7,217 students take at least one class online at UWM. About 6,191 of the students at UWM are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Kent State University at Kent comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Kent, Kent State is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Kent State has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

There are approximately 11,117 students at Kent State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 6,422 part time students in attendance at Kent State. Kent State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 213
Ohio 411
Illinois 273
Indiana 115
Wisconsin 124

Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 874
Architectural Sciences & Technology 679
Urban & Regional Planning 273
Landscape Architecture 133
Interior Architecture 91

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 33,030
Computer & Information Sciences 22,467
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 21,673
Engineering Technologies 10,876
Mathematics & Statistics 6,948

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Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 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.

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