Budget and Enrollment Survey

Architecture Schools Report Slight Budget Cuts for 2023-24

The annual survey is now in its fourteenth year asking schools to identify changes in budgets, enrollment, applications, and academic staffing over the previous year. ACSA members comprise both public and private institutions, primarily in the United States and Canada.

The 2023-24 ACSA Budget and Enrollment Survey includes responses from 70 ACSA member schools with diverse academic structures. Positive trends in admissions indicate that efforts in the area of equity, inclusion, and diversity are showing marked progress for student enrollment and pedagogical practice.

Architecture school budgets appear to be taking a dip but numbers are still much better than they were at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the highest year of faculty hiring in 2022, trends in academic staffing show an overall decline in new faculty positions. This year, we asked new questions about changes in architecture curricula at various levels of undergraduate and graduate study.


Kendall A. Nicholson, Ed.D.
Senior Director of Research, Equity, and Education