Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

2,113

growing 189%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$10,058

growing 3.13%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$47,416

growing 1.97%

Average Wage

$84,538

growing 1.53%

People in Workforce

385,830

growing 3.83%

Average Employee Age

43.8

declining 0.577%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology degree recipients are Los Angeles, CA, Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. The locations with a relatively high number of Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology degree recipients are Southfield, MI, Delhi, NY, and Syracuse, NY. The most common degree awarded to students studying Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology is a masters degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology and the types of students that study this field. University of Southern California awards the most degrees in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology in the US, but Southern California Institute of Architecture and Rhode Island School of Design have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology.

Tuition costs for Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology majors are, on average, $10,058 for in-state public colleges, and $47,416 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (17 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,486 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,486 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$10,058

Median In-State Public

$47,416

Median Out of State Private

University of Southern California has the most Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology degree recipients, with 165 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Southern California Institute of Architecture and Rhode Island School of Design have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology, with 100% and 15.8%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Architecture and Related Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Architecture and Related Services majors is $84,538 and the most common occupations are Architects, except landscape and naval, Other designers, and Other managers.

The industry that employs the most Architecture and Related Services majors is Architectural, engineering & related services, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Software publishing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Architecture and Related Services.

$84,538

Average Wage in Workforce

± $3,167

1.53%

1 Year Growth

± 5.18%

The average salary for Architecture and Related Services majors is $84,538 and the most common occupations are Architects, except landscape and naval, Other designers, and Other managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Architecture and Related Services.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Architecture and Related Services majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Architecture and Related Services majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Architecture and Related Services.

The most common occupations Architecture and Related Services majors, by number of employees, are Architects, except landscape and naval, Other designers, and Other managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Architecture and Related Services majors working as Architects, except landscape and naval, Landscape architects, and Urban & regional planners.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Architecture and Related Services.

385,830

2018 Workforce

± 15,230

3.83%

1 Year Growth

± 5.43%

The number of Architecture and Related Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.83%, from 371,605 in 2017 to 385,830 in 2018.

The largest single share of Architecture and Related Services graduates go on to work as Architects, except landscape and naval (23.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Architecture and Related Services by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Architecture and Related Services.

385,830

2018 Workforce

± 15,230

3.83%

1 Year Growth

± 5.43%

The number of Architecture and Related Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.83%, from 371,605 in 2017 to 385,830 in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Architecture and Related Services graduates by share is Architectural, engineering & related services, followed by Construction. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Architecture and Related Services.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Architecture and Related Services.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Architecture and Related Services majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Architecture and Related Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Architecture and Related Services is 43.8, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Masters Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Architecture and Related Services degrees, and Non-resident Alien students earn the majority (840) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Architecture and Related Services.

43.8

Average Age in 2018

± 0.524 Years

0.577%

1 Year Change

± 1.7%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Architecture and Related Services. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 38 years old, which represent 3.43% and 3.2% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology are Masters Degree, Bachelors Degree, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Architecture and Related Services.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Architecture and Related Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (56%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Non-resident Alien

    840 degrees awarded

  2. White

    788 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    160 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology for each race & ethnicity. Non-resident Alien students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    225 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    109 degrees awarded

  3. Non-resident Alien Female

    86 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Architecture and Related Services.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. China

    7,451 degree recipients

  2. India

    6,954 degree recipients

  3. Mexico

    6,109 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Argentina

    5.33 times more than expected

  2. Iran

    4.62 times more than expected

  3. Turkey

    4.23 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Argentina that hold Architecture and Related Services degrees (5.33 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is China (7,451 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Quality Control Analysis, and Operation and Control.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Architectural & Building Sciences & Technology majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Equipment Selection is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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