Architecture Schools In Washington DC

Washington DC has 4 accredited architecture schools where architecture faculty who teach architecture classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in architecture in the state of Washington DC, which encompasses architecture training at the following levels:

  • Architecture Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Architecture
  • Masters degree in Architecture


  1. Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Architecture Employment

Washington DC 2,070
National 194,050

Of all of the architecture professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Washington DC.

Employment Growth for Architecture professionals In Washington DC

2,020 2,310 2,930 2,460 2,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, architecture is a growing field. 50 more architecture professionals were working in Washington DC in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington DC, this field has grown by 2% in four years. This growth is slower than the change in the number of architecture professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of architecture professionals has shrunk by 16% from 2006 to 2010.

Architecture VS. All Professions salaries in Washington DC

$63,877 $71,467 $66,753 $69,127 $70,087
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Architecture
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington DC, as the number of architecture professionals is growing, the salaries earned by architecture professionals are increasing. In 2006 architecture professionals made a mean salary of $63,877 per year, and in 2010 they made $70,087 per year.

Salary percentiles for Architecture professionals in Washington DC

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Thus, architecture professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 149% pay differential between the highest paid architecture professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of architecture in Washington DC.

Average Salaries for Architecture professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Civil Engineering

In Washington DC, 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 Washington DC


As the number of architecture professionals is increasing in Washington DC state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited architecture schools in Washington DC state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 154 architecture graduates from architecture courses in Washington DC and in 2010 there were 235 graduates.

Thus there was a 53% percent increase in the number of architecture school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in architecture.

Architecture Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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