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BAC in Brief

Fast Facts about the Boston Architectural College

Students at The Boston Architectural College

Fall 2015 Demographic Descriptions of the Student Body

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 329

  • 42% non-white, 45% white, 13% not reported
  • 34% female, 66% male

Graduate Student Enrollment: 366

  • 32% non-white, 53% white, 15% not reported
  • 55% female, 45% male

In 2015, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education included the BAC in its top 100 schools that confer the most degrees to minority students. Within undergraduate programs, the BAC ranked #29 overall as well as #27 for hispanic students, #31 for Asian American students, and #41 for African American students. Within graduate programs, the BAC ranked #41 overall and #31 for Asian American students.

Length of Study

Undergraduate

  • Architecture, professional: 11 semesters
  • Architecture, pre-professional: 9 semesters
  • Interior Architecture: 8 semesters
  • Landscape Architecture: 8 semesters
  • Design Studies: 8 semesters

Graduate

  • Architecture: 7 semesters
  • 2-Year Architecture: 4 semesters
  • Interior Architecture, professional: 6 semesters
  • Interior Architecture, post-professional: 3 semesters
  • Landscape Architecture 6 semesters
  • Design Studies: 4 semesters

Fall 2015 Retention Rates

  • Undergraduate: 85%
  • Graduate: 89%

Graduation Rates, based on 150% of BAC program length

  • Undergraduate: 23%
  • Graduate: 37%

2015 Graduates' Employment

97% of 2015 BAC graduates were already employed at the time of commencement—91% of bachelor's recipients and 100% of master's recipients. The mix of employment was as follows*:

  • 23 were employed at large and/or multi-office firms
  • 39 were employed in smaller broad-service design firms
  • 31 were employed with small residential and light-commercial practices
  • 4 were employed with construction and construction management offices
  • 3 were employed in real estate and development offices
  • 4 were working at engineering or other building advisory firms
  • 5 worked in corporate or public facilities groups
  • 1 was working in design-related not for profit organizations
  • 2 were working for non-spatial designers
  • 7 worked with furniture or building materials suppliers

*Employment information collected from students in professional degree programs only

2014 ARE Pass Rates

The Architectural Registration Examination (ARE) is a multi-section exam used for the purposes of licensure qualification throughout the United States. These are the ARE exam scores registered by BAC graduates during the most recently reported 2013 exam cycle:

  • Gross Pass Rate: 67.5% (US overall 67%)
  • Programming, Planning & Practice: 56% (US overall 62%)
  • Site Planning & Design: 74% (US overall 69%)
  • Building Design & Construction Systems: 61% (US overall 64%)
  • Schematic Design: 72% (US overall 68%)
  • Structural Systems: 66% (US overall 68%)
  • Building Systems: 81% (US overall 62%)
  • Construction Documents & Services: 66% (US overall 77%)