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Architecture Schools in California

There are 52 schools in the state of California offering architecture programs. 2,420 students graduated with degrees from California architecture schools in 2010. 1,146 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 803 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 2,328 students graduate from programs in California in architecture per year. This accounts for close to 13% of architecture students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 248 students graduated with certificates in architecture, 189 with an associate's level degree, 1,146 with a bachelor's level degree, 803 with a degree at the master's level, and 34 with a degree at the doctorate level.

52 architecture schools are located in this state. Out of these, 43 schools are public, while nine schools are private. While tuition at a private architecture school varies from $18,050 to $41,130, public architecture school tuition varies from $4,807 to $11,958.

Average tuition for programs in architecture is $14,243. While the highest tuition for programs in architecture, which is $41,130 per year, is at Pitzer College, the lowest tuition in California, which is $4,807 every year, is at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.

Architecture schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Architecture Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 2,328 students graduate from programs in California in architecture per year. This accounts for close to 13% of architecture students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 248 students graduated with certificates in architecture, 189 with an associate's level degree, 1,146 with a bachelor's level degree, 803 with a degree at the master's level, and 34 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Architecture Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 180
  • Certificate 2007: 187
  • Certificate 2008: 272
  • Certificate 2009: 260
  • Certificate 2010: 248
  • Associate 2006: 126
  • Associate 2007: 130
  • Associate 2008: 185
  • Associate 2009: 202
  • Associate 2010: 189
  • Bachelor 2006: 1004
  • Bachelor 2007: 1133
  • Bachelor 2008: 1119
  • Bachelor 2009: 1130
  • Bachelor 2010: 1146
  • Master 2006: 692
  • Master 2007: 621
  • Master 2008: 634
  • Master 2009: 724
  • Master 2010: 803
  • Doctorate 2006: 35
  • Doctorate 2007: 31
  • Doctorate 2008: 27
  • Doctorate 2009: 33
  • Doctorate 2010: 34

Architecture Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 141 architecture programs. Of these programs, 31.2% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Architecture Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 44
  • Associate: 38
  • Bachelor: 25
  • Master: 25
  • Doctorate: 9

Career Trends

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval — Salary by Percentile

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval — Salary by Percentile

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 52430
  • 25th Percentile: 64650
  • Median: 82420
  • 75th Percentile: 103090
  • 90th Percentile: 137950

Career Trends

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval — Employment Trend

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval — Employment Trend

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 72030
  • Median Salary 2007: 75550
  • Median Salary 2008: 79580
  • Median Salary 2009: 81210
  • Median Salary 2010: 82420
  • Total Employed 2006: 11970
  • Total Employed 2007: 11680
  • Total Employed 2008: 12170
  • Total Employed 2009: 11260
  • Total Employed 2010: 10170

California vs National Architecture Employment

California vs National Architecture Employment

  • Employed in California: 11.596% (10170)

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1. Chabot College

25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 723-6600

Chabot College, which is near the center of the city, is in Hayward, CA and it offers one program in architecture. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

2. The Southern California Institute of Architecture

960 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1822
(213) 613-2200

The Southern California Institute of Architecture offers three programs in architecture. Out of those, this school offers students one architecture certificate, one architecture degree at the bachelor's level, and one master's level architecture degree. SCI-Arc, which is 0.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Los Angeles, CA. This school is a 4-year institution.

3. The Newschool of Architecture and Design

1249 F St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 684-8800

The Newschool of Architecture and Design is in the center of San Diego. It offers four architecture programs. More specifically, students are offered two bachelor's level architecture degrees by NSAD and two master's level architecture degrees. NSAD is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is the fifth largest institution in the state of California offering architecture in terms of programs.

4. The Art Center College of Design

1700 Lida St
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-2200

The Art Center College of Design offers one program in architecture and this college, which is 2.9 miles from the center of the city, is located in Pasadena, CA. It is one of 14 art colleges in California. In terms of programs, it is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering architecture.

5. The Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
(800) 527-6847

The Otis College of Art and Design is located near Los Angeles, CA and it offers one architecture program. Overall, 1,226 students seek degrees in 13 programs at this college.

6. El Camino College - Compton Center

1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221-5393
(310) 900-1600

El Camino College-Compton Center is 1.6 miles from the center of the city and it offers one architecture program. Overall, 8,729 students pursue degrees in 63 El Camino College-Compton Center programs.

7. Laney College

900 Fallon St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 834-5740

Laney College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1953. This college, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Oakland, CA. It offers subjects such as business management and math. Students are offered 36 certificates and 32 degrees at the associates level by this college. 12,471 students pursued degrees from the 36 programs at this college in 2010. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits it. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

8. West Valley College

14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070-5698
(408) 867-2200

West Valley College offers four architecture programs. Out of those, this college offers two certificates in architecture to students and two architecture degrees at the associate's level. It is located in the suburbs of Saratoga, California. Overall, 12,245 students seek degrees in 115 West Valley College programs.

9. Woodbury University

7500 Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91510-7846
(818) 767-0888x220

Woodbury University, which is 2.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Burbank, CA. It offers three programs in architecture. Of those, students are offered two architecture degrees at the bachelor's level by Woodbury and one architecture degree at the master's level.

10. The California College of the Arts

5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
(510) 594-3600

The California College of the Arts, which is 2.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Oakland, CA. CCA offers two architecture programs. Specifically, CCA offers one bachelor's level degree in architecture to students and one degree at the master's level in architecture. Overall, 1,882 students pursue degrees in 34 programs at CCA.

11. Pitzer College

1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 621-8000

Pitzer College offers one architecture program and it is located in the suburbs of Claremont, California. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California.

12. Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 274-2200

Academy of Art University offers one program in architecture and AAU, which is near the center of the city, is in San Francisco, CA. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution. AAU is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering architecture in terms of programs.

13. Los Angeles Harbor College

1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA 90744-2397
(310) 233-4000

Los Angeles Harbor College offers two architecture programs. More specifically, students are offered one architecture certificate by it and one architecture degree at the associate's level. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Wilmington, CA. This school is a public 2-year institution.

14. Rio Hondo College

3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601-1616
(562) 692-0921

Rio Hondo College offers two architecture programs. Out of those, it offers one architecture certificate to students and one associate's level degree in architecture. It is in the suburbs of Whittier, California. 22,457 students pursue degrees in 75 Rio Hondo College programs, overall.

15. Glendale Community College

1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91208-2894
(818) 240-1000

Glendale Community College offers two architecture programs. Specifically, students are offered one architecture certificate by it and one associate's level degree in architecture. This college is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

16. Norco College

2001 Third St
Norco, CA 92860
(951) 372-7000

Norco College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1991. It is located in the suburbs of Norco, California. This college offers students 29 certificates and 24 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 10,540 students sought degrees from the 29 programs at this college. It offers subjects such as special education, technology, and computer programming. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

17. Diablo Valley College

321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1230

Diablo Valley College is in the suburbs of Pleasant Hill, California. This college offers two architecture programs. More specifically, students are offered one architecture certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in architecture. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

18. San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
(619) 388-2604

San Diego Mesa College offers four architecture programs. More specifically, it offers students two architecture certificates and two associate's level degrees in architecture. This community college is near the center of the city. Overall, 25,972 students seek degrees in 145 San Diego Mesa College programs.

19. The College of Marin

835 College Ave
Kentfield, CA 94904-2590
(415) 457-8811

The College of Marin is located in the suburbs of Kentfield, California. It offers two programs in architecture. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in architecture by it and one associate's level architecture degree. 7,353 students seek degrees in 110 College of Marin programs, overall.

20. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4181
(213) 763-7000

Los Angeles Trade Technical College is near the center of the city. This school offers two programs in architecture. Specifically, this school offers one architecture certificate to students and one associate's level degree in architecture. 15,734 students seek degrees in 92 programs at this technical college, overall.

21. California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 869-7659

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is 4.0 miles from the heart of downtown. Cal Poly Pomona offers six programs in architecture. More specifically, this university offers students three bachelor's level degrees in architecture and three architecture degrees at the master's level. Cal Poly Pomona is a public, 4-year, research institution.

22. Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
(559) 442-4600

Fresno City College is 1.9 miles from the center of the city. It offers two architecture programs. Out of those, it offers one certificate in architecture to students and one associate's level degree in architecture. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

23. City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112-1898
(415) 239-3000

City College of San Francisco is near the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in architecture. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in architecture by it and one architecture degree at the associate's level. This community college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the ninth largest institution in the state of California offering architecture.

24. The College of the Desert

43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-8041

The College of the Desert offers two architecture programs. Specifically, it offers students one architecture certificate and one associate's level architecture degree. This college, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Palm Desert, CA. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

25. Ventura College

4667 Telegraph Rd
Ventura, CA 93003-3872
(805) 654-6400

Ventura College is located in the center of Ventura. It offers two architecture programs. Specifically, students are offered one architecture certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in architecture. This college is a public 2-year institution.

26. The El Camino Community College District

16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90506
(310) 532-3670

The El Camino Community College District offers two architecture programs. Out of those, this college offers students one architecture certificate and one associate's level architecture degree. This community college is located in the suburbs of Torrance, California. Overall, 24,756 students seek degrees in 157 El Camino Community College District programs.

27. Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2710
(714) 892-7711

Golden West College is in the suburbs of Huntington Beach, California. It offers two architecture programs. More specifically, it offers one architecture certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in architecture. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

28. The College of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402-3784
(650) 574-6161

The College of San Mateo is near the center of the city. This college offers two programs in architecture. Out of those, this community college offers one architecture certificate to students and one associate's level architecture degree. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

29. East Los Angeles College

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
(323) 265-8650

East Los Angeles College, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Monterey Park, CA. This college offers three programs in architecture. More specifically, students are offered two architecture certificates by it and one architecture degree at the associate's level. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

30. Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8000x8979

Riverside City College offers two architecture programs. Specifically, this college offers one architecture certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in architecture. This community college is near the center of the city. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

31. The University of California - Berkeley

University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-6000

The University of California-Berkeley is 1.0 miles from the center of the city. It offers eight architecture programs. Out of those, it offers students two bachelor's level degrees in architecture, three master's level degrees in architecture, and three doctorate level degrees in architecture. 35,833 students seek degrees in 259 UC Berkeley programs, overall. This university is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in architecture.

32. The University of California - Irvine

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-5011

The University of California-Irvine is near the heart of downtown. It offers four programs in architecture. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level architecture degree by this big university, one master's level degree in architecture, and two architecture degrees at the doctorate level. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, it is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering architecture.

33. Los Angeles City College

855 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 953-4000

Founded in 1929, Los Angeles City College is a public 2-year institution. This college, which is 3.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Los Angeles, CA. It offers subjects such as music and forensic nursing. This college offers 60 certificates and 55 degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 20,430 students pursued degrees from the 60 programs at this college. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits it. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

34. Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-5072

Orange Coast College offers two architecture programs. Of those, students are offered one architecture certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in architecture. This college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Costa Mesa, CA. 24,239 students seek degrees in 167 Orange Coast College programs, overall.

35. Contra Costa College

2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806-3195
(510) 235-7800

Founded in 1949, Contra Costa College is a public 2-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of San Pablo, California. This college offers subjects such as language and administrative assistant and secretarial science. This college offers students 53 certificates and 47 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 7,975 students sought degrees from the 53 programs at this college. This college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

36. Modesto Junior College

435 College Ave
Modesto, CA 95350-5800
(209) 575-6550

Modesto Junior College offers six programs in architecture. More specifically, it offers students three architecture certificates and three associate's level degrees in architecture. This school is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown. Overall, 18,492 students seek degrees in 154 Modesto Junior College programs. This school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in architecture.

37. Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
(619) 482-6550

Southwestern College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1961. It is located in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California. This college offers subjects such as design, art, and language. It offers 101 certificates and 99 degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 19,476 students sought degrees from the 103 programs at this college. This community college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

38. The University of California - Davis

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8678
(530) 752-1011

The University of California-Davis is located in the suburbs of Davis, California. This university offers four programs in architecture. Specifically, this big university offers students three degrees at the bachelor's level in architecture and one architecture degree at the master's level. This university is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California.

39. Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
(562) 860-2451

Cerritos College is located in the suburbs of Norwalk, California. It offers two architecture programs. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in architecture and one degree at the associate's level in architecture. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

40. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College is near the heart of downtown. It offers two architecture programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in architecture by it and one degree at the associate's level in architecture. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. This community college is the eighth largest institution in the state of California offering architecture.

41. Saddleback College

28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3635
(949) 582-4500

Saddleback College offers two architecture programs. Specifically, this college offers one architecture certificate to students and one associate's level architecture degree. This public college is located in the suburbs of Mission Viejo, California. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

42. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University is 0.8 miles from the center of the city and this university offers one architecture program. This large university is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, SJSU is the tenth biggest institution in the state of California offering architecture.

43. Fullerton College

321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
(714) 992-7000

Fullerton College offers two architecture programs. Specifically, it offers one certificate in architecture to students and one architecture degree at the associate's level. This community college is in the center of Fullerton. Overall, 22,562 students seek degrees in 159 Fullerton College programs. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of California offering architecture programs.

44. Bakersfield College

1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305-1299
(661) 395-4011

Bakersfield College is near the center of the city. It offers two architecture programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in architecture by it and one associate's level degree in architecture. Overall, 19,569 students seek degrees in 137 Bakersfield College programs.

45. Cuesta College

Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
(805) 546-3100x3946

Cuesta College, which is very close to San Luis Obispo, California, is in a rural setting. It offers two programs in architecture. More specifically, students are offered one architecture certificate by this school and one associate's level architecture degree. This school is a public 2-year institution.

46. Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789-1399
(909) 594-5611

Mt. San Antonio College offers two programs in architecture. Specifically, it offers one architecture certificate to students and one associate's level architecture degree. It is located in the suburbs of Walnut, California. This college is a public 2-year institution.

47. Los Angeles Pierce College

6201 Winnetka Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91371-0002
(818) 347-6401

Los Angeles Pierce College, which is near the center of the city, is in Woodland Hills, CA. It offers two programs in architecture. Of those, it offers students one certificate in architecture and one associate's level architecture degree. It is a public 2-year institution.

48. The University of California - Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
(310) 825-4321

The University of California-Los Angeles offers five architecture programs. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level architecture degree by it, two degrees at the master's level in architecture, and two degrees at the doctorate level in architecture. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the biggest institution in the state of California offering architecture.

49. Cosumnes River College

8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5799
(916) 688-7344

Cosumnes River College, which is near the center of the city, is in Sacramento, CA. It offers two programs in architecture. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in architecture by it and one associate's level architecture degree. 15,180 students pursue degrees in 138 programs at this college, overall.

50. Santa Rosa Junior College

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
(707) 527-4011

Santa Rosa Junior College offers two programs in architecture. Of those, it offers one architecture certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in architecture. It is near the center of the city. 24,879 students seek degrees in 178 Santa Rosa Junior College programs, overall. This college is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in architecture.

51. The College of the Sequoias

915 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277-2214
(559) 730-3700

The College of the Sequoias offers two architecture programs. Out of those, it offers one certificate in architecture to students and one degree at the associate's level in architecture. This college, which is 1.3 miles from the center of the city, is in Visalia, CA. 13,470 students seek degrees in 126 programs at this community college, overall.

52. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-1111

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is located in the suburbs of San Luis Obispo, California. Cal Poly offers five architecture programs. Specifically, this university offers students three bachelor's level architecture degrees and two degrees at the master's level in architecture. This large university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

53. MiraCosta College

One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
(760) 757-2121

MiraCosta College is in the suburbs of Oceanside, California. It offers four programs in architecture. Of those, it offers students two architecture certificates and two degrees at the associate's level in architecture. This public college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

54. San Bernardino Valley College

701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410-2798
(909) 384-4400

Founded in 1926, San Bernardino Valley College is a public 2-year institution. This college, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in San Bernardino, CA. It offers subjects including healthcare, biology, and computer science. This college offers students 62 certificates and 50 degrees at the associates level. 13,822 students pursued degrees from the 62 programs at this college in 2010. This large college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

55. Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401-4096
(818) 947-2600

Los Angeles Valley College, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is located in Valley Glen, CA and it offers one architecture program. It is a public 2-year institution.

56. San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

San Diego State University is 6.4 miles from the center of the city and it offers one architecture program. SDSU is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, SDSU is the ninth biggest institution in the state of California offering architecture.

57. The University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-5555

The University of San Francisco is near the center of the city and it offers one program in architecture. This school is a 4-year institution.

58. San Joaquin Delta College

5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5151

San Joaquin Delta College, which is 3.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in Stockton, CA. It offers two architecture programs. Out of those, this community college offers one certificate in architecture to students and one degree at the associate's level in architecture. It is a public 2-year institution.