BAC by the Numbers

Fast Facts about the Boston Architectural College

Students at The Boston Architectural College

Fall 2017 Demographic Descriptions of the Student Body

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 308
Graduate Student Enrollment: 349

  • 48% female, 51% male
  • 18% Asian
  • 7% Black/African-American
  • 11% Hispanic/Latino
  • 47% White/Non-Hispanic
  • 17% Other

In 2017, 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 #45 overall as well as #27 for African American students and #33 for hispanic students. Within graduate programs, the BAC ranked #17 overall, #11 for African American students, #21 for hispanic students, and #19 for Asian American students.


95% Retention rate for Spring 2017–Fall 2017

45% Graduation rate, based on 150% of BAC program length

91% of current students are employed while attending the BAC, making an average of $35,000 a year


2015 Graduate 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


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