Roundup of Data on Architecture Education

This is a collection of links to existing quantitative and qualitative research on architectural education and its relationship to careers and higher education. Some sources are freely available while others require a purchase or membership. The ACSA does not provide or vouch for the accuracy of any non-ACSA resources.

 

If you are a prospective student or researcher looking for program and directory information about schools with accredited programs in architecture and other ACSA member schools, check out the ACSA’s Guide to Architectural Education, Guide to Schools, Program Directory, and Special Programs, as well as our Data Resources.

Please let us know if you have suggestions about these or other sources of data and research. You may also download this spreadsheet listing the data fields currently under available to the ACSA, in order to make more specific data analysis suggestions. 



Architecture Schools, Tuition, Enrollment

ACSA Guide to Schools (interactive) 
regularly updated

NAAB Report on Accreditation in Architecture Education (pdf)
annual


Cross-Domain Data

BLS National Longitudinal Survey NLSY97 (data downloads, various resources)
1997-ongoing

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (data downloads, reports)
ongoing

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Price Parities and Income (data downloads)
2015

U.S. Data.Gov Datasets (data downloads)
ongoing


Demographics

Directory of African American Architects (online directory)
ongoing

Inclusion In Architecture (report)
2015

The Missing 32% Project Equity in Architecture Survey 2014 (blog post, charts)
2014

NPR Who Had Richer Parents, Doctors or Artists? (report) 
2014


Economics of Professional Practice

AIA Billings Index (report)
monthly

AIA Firm Survey Report (report, purchase)
2014

AIA Forecasts and Monthly Economic Indicators (report)
biannual

AIA Foresight Report: The Changing Context, Business, and Practice of Architecture (pdf, purchase)
2014

AIA Home Design Trends Survey (report)
quarterly

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook: Architects  (report)
biennial

Design Intelligence Multinational Design Firm Fee Survey (purchase)
2015

McGraw Hill Dodge Construction Outlook (report, purchase)
2016

McGraw Hill The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings SmartMarket (report)
2014

McGraw Hill World Green Building Trends (report)
2013

Statistics Canada’s Job Futures - architects (report)
ongoing

Statistics Canada Trends in the Architectural Services Industry (PDF)
2012

Zweig Group Information Technology Survey, 2014 (report, purchase)
2014


Higher Education and Educational Policies

ACE Minorities in Higher Education (pdf)
2011

Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adjunct Project (interactive)
ongoing

Chronicle of Higher Education AAUP Faculty Salary Survey (interactive)
annual

Chronicle of Higher Education Median Salaries of Senior College Administrators (data)
annual

HERI, The American Freshman: National Norms (report)
annual 

Higher Ed Jobs Administrators in Higher Education Salaries (data)
2015

IIE Open Doors Data on International Students and U.S. Study Abroad (report, data downloads)
annual

National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen (data downloads, various resources)
2008

NCES College & Career Tables Library (data downloads)
ongoing

NCES Data Tools (data downloads, various resources)
ongoing

NCES Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Data Center (reports, data downloads)
ongoing

National Survey of Student Engagement (report, data downloads)
annual

NCARB Practice Analysis of Architecture: Education Report (pdf)
2013

Project on Student Debt (report, interactive)
annual

Sallie Mae How America Pays for College 2014 (report)
2014

The College Board’s Net Price Calculator (interactive)
ongoing

The College Board's Trends in College Pricing (data downloads, reports)
annual

The College Board's Trends in Student Aid (data downloads, reports, presentation)
annual

The College Board's Education Pays (data downloads, reports, presentation)
2013

US Census Bureau’s Data on Educational Attainment (data downloads, various resources)
decennial

U.S. Dept. of Education and NEA ArtsEdSearch for arts education research (database)
ongoing

WICHE’s Projections of High School Graduates (data downloads, interactive, free pdfs)
2012

WICHE’s State Higher Education Policy Database (listings)
regularly updated


Licensure, Credentials

AIA/NCARB Internship and Career Survey (pdf)
2014

LEED Professionals at a Glance (interactive)
2015, quarterly

NCARB By the Numbers (report)
annual

NCARB Practice Analysis of Architecture (pdf)
2013


Salaries, Career Outcomes

AIA Compensation Report (report, purchase)
2015

AIA Firm Survey Report (report, purchase)
2014

AIA/NCARB Internship and Career Survey (pdf)
2014

AIGA Survey of Design Salaries (report)
annual

Archinect’s Architecture Salary Poll (interactive)
ongoing

DesignIntelligence Compensation, Bonus & Benefit Survey (report, purchase)
2015

General Social Survey (reports, data)
ongoing

Georgetown University Hard Times (report, pdf)
annual

Payscale College Salary Report  (report, interactives)
annual

RIBA ArchitectSalaryGuide (report)
annual

RIBA SkillsSurvey (report)
2014

Syracuse Architecture Salary Survey & Trends (report)
2014

U.S. Census Where do College Graduates Work? A Special Focus on STEM (interactive, data)
2014

Zweig Group Salary Survey of Architecture, Interior Design & Landscape Architecture Firms (report, purchase)
annual



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