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

13 Colleges
1,550 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,799 Avg Cost*

Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast 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, 1,550 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region ranking looked at 13 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.

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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 Architecture & Related Services Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Southeast Region that are best for non-traditional architecture and related services students. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. Virginia Tech also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #1.

About 1.6% of Virginia Tech students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 8,844 students take at least one class online at Virginia Tech. There are roughly 2,711 part time students in attendance at Virginia Tech.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville. University of Virginia also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #2.

The student loan default rate at University of Virginia is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,445 students at University of Virginia that take at least one class online. 2,130 of University of Virginia students are attending part time.

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#3

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best architecture and related services schools for non-traditional students. Auburn is a fairly large public school located in the city of Auburn. Auburn not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southeast Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.6%. Approximately 5,589 students take at least one class online at Auburn. There are roughly 4,634 part time students in attendance at Auburn. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Louisiana State University, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southeast Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.0%. There are approximately 6,275 students at Louisiana State University that take at least one class online. 4,121 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Florida. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, UF is a public school with a very large student population. UF also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. Approximately 21,513 students take at least one class online at UF. 8,083 of UF students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Our rankings recognize Mississippi State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Mississippi State is a very large public school located in the town of Mississippi State. Mississippi State also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #9.

About 7.6% of Mississippi State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,874 students at Mississippi State that take at least one class online. 3,265 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#7

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Boca Raton, FAU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 3.2% of FAU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 9,807 students take at least one class online at FAU. 11,210 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Georgia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Atlanta. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Georgia Tech, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southeast Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.3%. 9,852 of Georgia Tech students are exclusively distance learners. About 11,859 of the students at Georgia Tech are attending part time.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Located in the city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UT Knoxville has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southeast Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at UT Knoxville is lower than is typical, just 4.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 9,112 students at UT Knoxville that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,637 part time students in attendance at UT Knoxville. UT Knoxville does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Clemson University. Located in the large suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public school with a fairly large student population. Clemson not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southeast Region list.

About 2.9% of Clemson students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,940 students at Clemson that take at least one class online. 3,011 of Clemson students 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 Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 82
Florida 314
Virginia 178
Georgia 183
North Carolina 132
Alabama 135
Tennessee 78
West Virginia 21
South Carolina 72
Louisiana 188
Kentucky 103
Arkansas 64

Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 1,254
Architectural Sciences & Technology 591
Urban & Regional Planning 427
Landscape Architecture 282
Interior Architecture 160

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 38,834
Computer & Information Sciences 36,830
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 36,476
Engineering Technologies 13,097
Physical Sciences 9,964

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 13 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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