Most Hired from Architecture Schools


Schools were grouped into size categories based on the average number of graduates each year in their combined undergraduate and graduate programs. Some schools did not provide information on the size of their graduating classes and could not be categorized. Consequently, they were omitted from the rankings. A full explanation of our approach is available on the methodology page. Below are the most hired from architecture schools from the DesignIntelligence 2019 School Rankings Survey.

Group 1 — 100+ Graduates

School Name 2018-19 2019-20
Harvard University 8 1
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 10 2
Cornell University 3
Virginia Tech 4 4
Syracuse University 1 5
Southern California Institute of Architecture 3 6
University of Southern California 2 7
University of Michigan 15 8
Pratt Institute 5 9
Texas Tech University 14 10
Woodbury University 6 11
University of Oregon 7 12
Savannah College of Art & Design 12 13
University of Houston 14
University of Maryland 15
Kent State University 16 16
University of Texas, Arlington 16
Illinois Institute of Technology 11 18
SUNY, University at Buffalo 18 19
University of Colorado, Denver 20 20
University of Texas, San Antonio 19 20

Group 2 — 70 to 99 Graduates

School Name 2018-19 2019-20
University of Texas, Austin 3 1
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 2
Washington University, St. Louis 10 3
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 2 4
University of Pennsylvania 9 5
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 6
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 14 7
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 17 8
Boston Architectural College 4 9
Iowa State University 5 10
New York Institute of Technology 19 11
New Jersey Institute of Technology 12
Arizona State University 12 13
University of Miami 14
Ball State University 13 15
University of Minnesota 15 16
NewSchool of Architecture & Design 17
University of Kentucky 18
Florida International University 20 19
Marywood University 20

Group 3 — 50 to 69 Graduates

School Name 2018-19 2019-20
Yale University 1
University of Virginia 13 2
University of California, Berkeley 9 3
Pennsylvania State University 3 4
Rhode Island School of Design 5
Auburn University 15 6
University of Notre Dame 7
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 5 8
Tulane University 4 9
University of Arkansas 20 10
North Carolina State University 11
University of Arizona 6 12
Jefferson University (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) 1 13
City College of New York 8 14
Miami University (Miami of Ohio) 14 15

Group 4 — 20 to 49 Graduates

School Name 2018-19 2019-20
University of Detroit Mercy 1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5 2
University of Cincinnati 3
Ohio State University 9 4
Texas A&M University 12 5
University of California, Los Angeles 7 6
Rice University 1 7
Clemson University 8
Carnegie Mellon University 14 9
Cooper Union 10 10
Oklahoma State University 17 11
Georgia Institute of Technology 13 12
Princeton University 11 13
Washington State University 14
Catholic University of America 15
University of Washington 20 16
Louisiana State University 8 17
Mississippi State University 18 18
University of Florida 19 19
Drury University 15 20

Group 5 — Less than 20 Graduates

School Name 2018-19 2019-20
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 4 1
University of Memphis 2 2
Norwich University 7 3
University of Maine at Augusta (B. Arch Candidate) 10 3
Bowling Green State University 1 3
Andrews University 6 6
Tuskegee University 7
Massachusetts College of Art & Design 8
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 3 9
Hampton University 8 10