BAC in Brief

Fast Facts about the Boston Architectural College

Students at The Boston Architectural College

Fall 2016 Demographic Descriptions of the Student Body

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 308

  • 33% non-white, 39% white, 20% international, 8% not reported
  • 38% female, 62% male

Graduate Student Enrollment: 367

  • 31% non-white, 54% white, 15% not reported
  • 53% female, 47% 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

Retention Rates Spring 2016–Fall 2016

  • Undergraduate: 89%
  • Graduate: 95%

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

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:

ARE 5.0 Pass Rates
ARE 4.0 Pass Rates