Architecture & Related Services

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

9 Colleges
1,232 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,913 Avg Cost*

Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest 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, 1,232 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

This year's Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region ranking looked at 9 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.

Texas A&M University - College Station has taken the #1 spot in this year's architecture and related services ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Texas A&M College Station has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southwest Region ranking.

About 2.1% of Texas A&M College Station students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,608 students take at least one class online at Texas A&M College Station. There are roughly 9,459 part time students in attendance at Texas A&M College Station. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Arizona State University - Tempe comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe. ASU - Tempe not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southwest Region list.

About 6.2% of ASU - Tempe students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 23,569 students at ASU - Tempe that take at least one class online. There are roughly 5,405 part time students in attendance at ASU - Tempe. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, University of Arizona has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southwest Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at University of Arizona is lower than is typical, just 6.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,701 students take at least one class online at University of Arizona. 7,884 of University of Arizona students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas Tech is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Lubbock. Texas Tech also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southwest Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at Texas Tech is lower than is typical, just 6.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 15,508 students at Texas Tech that take at least one class online. There are roughly 6,714 part time students in attendance at Texas Tech. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Houston, UH is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UH has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southwest Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at UH is lower than is typical, just 3.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 16,613 students take at least one class online at UH. There are roughly 12,716 part time students in attendance at UH. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Texas at Austin earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Austin. UT Austin did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southwest Region list.

The student loan default rate at UT Austin is lower than is typical, just 2.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,546 students take at least one class online at UT Austin. About 3,290 of the students at UT Austin are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Texas at Arlington comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. UT Arlington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Arlington. UT Arlington did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southwest Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.8%. 18,425 students at UT Arlington are exclusively online. There are roughly 24,029 part time students in attendance at UT Arlington. UT Arlington does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas State University. Located in the small city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Texas State has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Southwest Region ranking.

About 6.6% of Texas State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 9,406 students take at least one class online at Texas State. 8,060 of Texas State students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at San Antonio. UTSA is a very large public school located in the large city of San Antonio.

About 6.7% of UTSA students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 8,932 students take at least one class online at UTSA. About 7,849 of the students at UTSA 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 Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 438
Texas 680
Oklahoma 46
New Mexico 68

Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 948
Urban & Regional Planning 465
Architectural Sciences & Technology 248
Landscape Architecture 133
Environmental Design 96

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 24,046
Computer & Information Sciences 17,134
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 16,865
Engineering Technologies 6,209
Physical Sciences 6,035

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 9 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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