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

3 Colleges
532 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,379 Avg Cost*

Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States 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, 532 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States.

This year's Best Architecture & Related Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Region ranking looked at 3 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.

Iowa State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Plains States Region that are best for non-traditional architecture and related services students. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a very large student population. Iowa State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Plains States Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.2%. 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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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UMN Twin Cities has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Plains States Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at UMN Twin Cities is lower than is typical, just 2.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 13,571 students take at least one class online at UMN Twin Cities. 10,971 of UMN Twin Cities students are attending part time. UMN Twin Cities does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#3

Drury University

Springfield, MO

Drury University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Drury University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Springfield. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Drury University, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Plains States Region ranking.

There are approximately 164 students at Drury University that take at least one class online. 99 students are 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 schools for a specific state in the Plains States region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 81
Minnesota 119
Kansas 50
South Dakota 25
Iowa 138
Nebraska 64
North Dakota 55

Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 400
Architectural Sciences & Technology 366
Urban & Regional Planning 140
Landscape Architecture 80
Interior Architecture 58

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 12,039
Computer & Information Sciences 11,250
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 10,570
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 5,708
Engineering Technologies 4,594

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 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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