Architecture School Budgets Increase for 2016-17
Budgets in architecture schools are showing strong signs of expansion, according to the results from ACSA’s 2016-17 Budget and Enrollment Survey. Enrollment for architecture programs also showed signs of improvement.
Survey responses from 66 ACSA member schools in the United States and Canada showed that budgets for total and discretionary spending were increasing at more programs than in previous years. Despite recent trends of schools reporting a decrease in total budgets, the number of schools reporting a decrease this year was at an all-time low since the survey was first conducted in 2010-11.
Applications and enrollment showed stability across programs. Most notable is the increase in applications and enrollment for 4-year pre-professional programs.
The annual survey, now in its seventh year, asks schools to identify changes in budgets, enrollment, and applications over the previous year. ACSA members comprise both public and private institutions, primarily in the United States and Canada.
Complete survey results are available here.