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2021 Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region

5 Colleges
679 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,638 Avg Cost*

Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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.

Wentworth Institute of Technology tops the 2021 list of our schools in the New England Region that are best for non-traditional architecture and related services students. WIT is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. WIT not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.0%. There are approximately 307 students at WIT that take at least one class online. About 511 of the students at WIT are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Westfield State University. Located in the suburb of Westfield, Westfield is a public school with a medium-sized student population. Westfield also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at Westfield is lower than is typical, just 4.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,923 students at Westfield that take at least one class online. About 1,207 of the students at Westfield are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Northeastern University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. Northeastern also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England Region list, coming in at #2.

The student loan default rate at Northeastern is lower than is typical, just 2.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,838 students at Northeastern that take at least one class online. 842 students are part time.

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Roger Williams University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Bristol, RWU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at RWU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England Region ranking.

About 2.7% of RWU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 312 of RWU students are exclusively distance learners. 716 of RWU students are attending part time. RWU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#5

Keene State College

Keene, NH

Keene State College earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Keene, Keene State is a public school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Keene State has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the New England Region ranking.

About 3.7% of Keene State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 20 students at Keene State are exclusively online. About 144 of the students at Keene State are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Explore the best for non-traditional students architecture and related services colleges 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 672
Architectural Sciences & Technology 386
Urban & Regional Planning 215
Environmental Design 85
Landscape Architecture 79

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 13,791
Computer & Information Sciences 11,592
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 11,297
Mathematics & Statistics 4,476
Physical Sciences 3,212

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 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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