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BAC in Brief

Fast Facts about the Boston Architectural College

Demographic descriptions of the student body, Fall 2014:

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 352

  • 49% non-white, 51% white
  • 33% female, 67% male

Graduate Student Enrollment: 402

  • 40% non-white, 60% white
  • 53% female, 47% male

Length of study

Undergraduate

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

Graduate

  • On-site Architecture: 9 semesters
  • Distance Architecture: 7 semesters
  • Interior Architecture: 6 semesters
  • Landscape Architecture 6 semesters
  • Design Studies: 4 semesters

Retention rates Fall 2013–Fall 2014

  • Undergraduate: 88%
  • Graduate: 92%

Graduation rates, based on 150% of BAC program length

  • Undergraduate: 23%
  • Graduate: 37%

2013 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:

  • Programming, Planning & Practice: 54% (US overall 61%)
  • Site Planning & Design: 53% (US overall 67%)
  • Building Design and Construction Systems: 58% (US overall 65%)
  • Schematic Design: 82% (US overall 71%)
  • Structural Systems: 53% (US overall 67%)
  • Building Systems: 65% (US overall 62%)
  • Construction Documents & Services: 62% (US overall 76%)

2014 Graduates' Employment

86% of 2013–2014 BAC graduates were already employed at the time of commencement—82% of undergraduates and 90% of master's recipients. The mix of employment was as follows:

  • 25 were employed at large and/or multi-office firms
  • 34 were employed in smaller broad-service design firms
  • 33 were employed with small residential and light-commercial practices
  • 9 were employed with building/landscape contractors or building component suppliers
  • 6 were employed in corporate design offices