Architecture Schools In Tennessee

In Tennessee, there are 5 accredited schools where architecture classes faculty 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 Tennessee, which encompasses architecture training at the following levels:

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


  1. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Nashville State Community College

    120 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-4515

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Southwest Tennessee Community College

    737 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Architecture Employment

Tennessee 2,490
National 194,050

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

Employment Growth for Architecture professionals In Tennessee

3,200 3,170 2,810 2,680 2,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of architecture is shrinking. In 2010 there were 710 less architecture professionals working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of architecture has shrunk by 22% in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee

$54,247 $56,943 $62,677 $65,317 $66,467
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Architecture
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to architecture professionals are growing in Tennessee. In 2006 architecture professionals made a mean salary of $54,247 per year, and in 2010 they made $66,467 per year.

Salary percentiles for Architecture professionals in Tennessee

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Thus, there was a 18% growth in architecture professionals' 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 187% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Tennessee state.

Average Salaries for Architecture professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Civil Engineering

In Tennessee, 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 Tennessee


As the number of architecture professionals is decreasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited architecture schools in Tennessee state is increasing. In 2006 there were 103 architecture graduates from architecture courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 154 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of architecture school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 50%. Most of these graduates, or 40%, earned an master's degree in architecture.

Architecture Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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