Architecture Schools In California

In California, there are 59 accredited schools where architecture classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of architecture and architecture training in California, which includes architecture training at the following levels:

  • Architecture Certificate
  • Associates degree in Architecture
  • Bachelors degree in Architecture
  • Masters degree in Architecture
  • PhD degree in Architecture


Schools

  1. Academy of Art University

    79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105

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  2. Art Center College of Design

    1700 Lida St, Pasadena, California 91103

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  3. Bakersfield College

    1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

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  4. California College of the Arts

    5212 Broadway, Oakland, California 94618-1487

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  5. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

    One Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California 93407

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  6. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, California 91768

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  7. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

    21 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. University of California-Davis

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. University of California-Los Angeles

    405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  12. Chabot College

    25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545

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  13. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  14. El Camino College-Compton Center

    1111 East Artesia Blvd., Compton, California 90221-5393

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  15. Contra Costa College

    2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, California 94806-3195

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  16. Cosumnes River College

    8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799

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  17. Cuesta College

    Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106

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  18. College of the Desert

    43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260

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  19. Diablo Valley College

    321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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  20. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

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  21. El Camino Community College District

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

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  22. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  23. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  24. Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA

    1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, California 91208-2894

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  25. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  26. Laney College

    900 Fallon St, Oakland, California 94607

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  27. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  28. Los Angeles Harbor College

    1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, California 90744-2397

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  29. Los Angeles Pierce College

    6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, California 91371-0002

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  30. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015-4181

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  31. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096

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  32. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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  33. College of Marin

    835 College Ave, Kentfield, California 94904-2590

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  34. MiraCosta College

    One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899

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  35. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  36. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  37. Newschool of Architecture and Design

    1249 F St, San Diego, California 92101

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  38. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  39. Otis College of Art and Design

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045-3505

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  40. Pitzer College

    1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-6101

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  41. Rio Hondo College

    3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601-1616

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  42. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  43. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  44. San Diego Mesa College

    7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

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  45. San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  46. University of San Francisco

    2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  47. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

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  48. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  49. College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402-3784

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  50. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  51. College of the Sequoias

    915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214

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  52. San Bernardino Valley College

    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410-2798

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  53. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  54. Southern California Institute of Architecture

    960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California 90013-1822

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  55. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  56. Ventura College

    4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, California 93003-3872

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  57. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  58. Woodbury University

    7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, California 91510-7846

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  59. Norco College

    2001 Third St, Norco, California 92860

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Cities

  1. Architecture Schools in Los Angeles, CA6 Schools
  2. Architecture Schools in San Francisco, CA3 Schools
  3. Architecture Schools in San Diego, CA3 Schools
  4. Architecture Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA2 Schools
  5. Architecture Schools in Oakland, CA2 Schools
  6. Architecture Schools in Claremont, CA1 Schools
  7. Architecture Schools in Ventura, CA1 Schools
  8. Architecture Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools
  9. Architecture Schools in Monterey Park, CA1 Schools
  10. Architecture Schools in Visalia, CA1 Schools
  11. Architecture Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  12. Architecture Schools in Norco, CA1 Schools
  13. Architecture Schools in Bakersfield, CA1 Schools
  14. Architecture Schools in Davis, CA1 Schools
  15. Architecture Schools in Pomona, CA1 Schools
  16. Architecture Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  17. Architecture Schools in Fresno, CA1 Schools
  18. Architecture Schools in Chula Vista, CA1 Schools
  19. Architecture Schools in Oceanside, CA1 Schools
  20. Architecture Schools in Sacramento, CA1 Schools
  21. Architecture Schools in San Mateo, CA1 Schools
  22. Architecture Schools in Compton, CA1 Schools
  23. Architecture Schools in Palm Desert, CA1 Schools
  24. Architecture Schools in Pleasant Hill, CA1 Schools
  25. Architecture Schools in Torrance, CA1 Schools
  26. Architecture Schools in San Bernardino, CA1 Schools
  27. Architecture Schools in Hayward, CA1 Schools
  28. Architecture Schools in Whittier, CA1 Schools
  29. Architecture Schools in Riverside, CA1 Schools
  30. Architecture Schools in Norwalk, CA1 Schools
  31. Architecture Schools in Irvine, CA1 Schools
  32. Architecture Schools in Berkeley, CA1 Schools
  33. Architecture Schools in Long Beach, CA1 Schools
  34. Architecture Schools in Huntington Beach, CA1 Schools
  35. Architecture Schools in San Pablo, CA1 Schools
  36. Architecture Schools in Pasadena, CA1 Schools
  37. Architecture Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  38. Architecture Schools in Saratoga, CA1 Schools
  39. Architecture Schools in Glendale, CA1 Schools
  40. Architecture Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  41. Architecture Schools in San Jose, CA1 Schools
  42. Architecture Schools in Burbank, CA1 Schools
  43. Architecture Schools in Fullerton, CA1 Schools
  44. Architecture Schools in Stockton, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Architecture Employment

California 25,850
National 194,050

Approximately 13% of the country's architecture professionals work in California state.

Employment Growth for Architecture professionals In California

32,360 33,760 34,380 30,380 25,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of architecture professionals is shrinking in California. 6,510 less architecture professionals were working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of architecture has shrunk by 20% in California. This decline is faster than the national trend for architecture professionals which shows a 16% decrease in the number of architecture professionals working around the nation.

Architecture VS. All Professions salaries in California

$63,423 $65,733 $70,910 $73,583 $76,517
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Architecture
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by architecture professionals is increasing in California. The mean salary for architecture professionals in 2006 was $63,423 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $76,517 per year.

Salary percentiles for Architecture professionals in California

10th percentile
$43,903
25th percentile
$55,053
50th percentile
$71,273
75th percentile
$87,533
90th percentile
$110,220

This represents a 17% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of architecture, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid architecture professionals earning 151% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for Architecture professionals and related professions in California

Architecture
$76,517
Civil Engineering
$70,763
Design
$62,608
Drafting
$55,635

In California, architecture professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Architecture programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
44
bachelor
25
master
23
doctor
9
Certificate
65
Total166

The number of students graduating from the 59 accredited architecture schools in California is increasing. In 2006, 2,040 students graduated from architecture courses in California. And in 2010, 2,333 students graduated.

This represents a 14% increase in the number of architecture degree or certificate school graduates in California state. Most of these graduates, or 39%, earned a undergraduate certificate in architecture.

Architecture Faculty Salaries in California

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