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2021 Best Value Architecture & Related Services Schools in the Great Lakes Region

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

7 Colleges
$32,534 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$45,365 Avg Salary

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, architecture and related services was ranked #20 in the country. In fact 7,816 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Grad Degree Search has developed this Best Value Architecture & Related Services Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. This report analyzed 7 schools in the Great Lakes Region to see which ones offered the best value programs for architecture and related services students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for architecture and related services majors pursuing a .

$26,488 Average Tuition & Fees

Our 2021 rankings named University of Cincinnati - Main Campus the best value school in the Great Lakes Region for architecture and related services students. Located in the city of Cincinnati, UC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

UC undergraduate students pay an average of $26,488 in tuition and fees each year.

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Ball State University

Muncie, IN
$26,800 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 7 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Ball State University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Ball State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Muncie.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Ball State are $26,800 a year.

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$19,478 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Kent State University at Kent. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Value Architecture & Related Services Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the suburb of Kent, Kent State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Kent State are $19,478 a year.

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$21,168 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Architecture & Related Services Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. UWM is a fairly large public school located in the city of Milwaukee.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at UWM are $21,168 a year.

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$48,749 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Illinois Institute of Technology. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Architecture & Related Services Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Illinois Tech is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Illinois Tech are $48,749 per year.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for architecture and related services students. It came in at #6 on the list. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the city of Columbus.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Ohio State are $32,061 a year.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value architecture and related services programs. U-M is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor.

U-M undergraduate students pay an average of $52,997 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its best value ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, U-M is ranked #5 for overall quality for architecture and related services in the Great Lakes Region .

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Explore the best architecture and related services colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Indiana 73
Illinois 309
Wisconsin 69
Michigan 314
Ohio 221

Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 2,827
General Architecture 1,951
Urban & Regional Planning 1,852
Landscape Architecture 432
Real Estate Development 358
Interior Architecture 169
Environmental Design 109
Architecture (Other) 82
Architectural History 36

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 63,808
Computer & Information Sciences 51,096
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 27,505
Mathematics & Statistics 13,820
Physical Sciences 13,573

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Lorenzo Cafaro.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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