Ames has a general population of 50,731 and an overall student population of 28,104. Approximately 27,945 of Ames's students are enrolled in schools that offer architecture programs.
Ames's largest architecture school is Iowa State University. In 2010, Iowa State University graduated approximately 77 students from its architecture program.
A total of 140 students graduated with credentials in architecture from architecture schools in Ames in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Ames's architecture schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,366 per year in instate tuition and $29,586 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for architecture related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
If you plan on staying in Ames after graduating from architecture school, you should know that job prospects for architects in Ames, which is the most popular architecture profession, are good. In 2010, of the 830 architects in Iowa, 50 were working in the greater Ames area. Ames's architect workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for architects.
As an architect in Ames, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,440 per year. This is lower than the average salary for architects in the state.
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