Irvine has a total population of 143,072 and a student population of 49,470. Of these students, 27,142 are enrolled in schools that offer architecture programs.
Irvine's largest architecture school is University of California-Irvine. In 2010, University of California-Irvine graduated approximately 32 students from its architecture program.
A reported 41 students graduated with credentials in architecture in Irvine in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Irvine's architecture schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,828 per year in instate tuition and $47,497 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,645 for architecture related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,655 per year, on average, for room and board at Irvine-based architecture schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,213.
Many architecture graduates choose to work as architects after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Irvine, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 architects in California were working in the greater Irvine area. Irvine's architect workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for architects.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an architect in Irvine is $55,290 per year, which is higher than the average for architects state-wide.
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