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BAC in Brief

Demographic descriptions of the student body, Fall 2013:

Undergraduate total Enrollment: 407

  • 58% White, 42% non-White
  • 70% male, 30% female

Graduate Total Enrollment: 459

  • 64% White, 36% non-White
  • 51% male, 49% female

Length of study

Undergraduate

  • Architecture: 12 semesters
  • Design Studies: 8 semesters
  • Interior Design: 10 semesters
  • Landscape Architecture: 10 semesters

Graduate

  • Architecture on-site: 9 semesters
  • Architecture low-residency: 7 semesters
  • Design Studies: 4 semesters
  • Interior Design: 6 semesters
  • Landscape Architecture 6 semesters

Retention rates Fall 2012-Fall 2013

  • Undergraduate: 80.2%
  • Graduate: 84.6%

Graduation rates, based on 150% of BAC program length

  • Undergraduate: 23%
  • Graduate: 29%

2011 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 2011 exam cycle:

  • Programming, Planning & Practice - 71% (US overall 62%)
  • Site Planning & Design - 74% (US overall 71%)
  • Building Design and Construction Systems - 58% (US overall 62%)
  • Schematic Design - 71% (US overall 77%)
  • Structural Systems - 66% (US overall 75%)
  • Building Systems - 65% (US overall 69%)
  • Construction Documents & Services - 51% (US overall 63%)

2012 Graduates' Employment

Over 80% of 2012-2013 BAC graduates were already employed at the time of commencement. The mix of employment was as follows:

  • 73 with architecture or other environmental design firms
  • 11 with mechanical engineering firms
  • 7 with building contractors
  • 3 in corporate facilities and design offices
  • 5 employed outside design