With an overall population of 39,573 and a student population of 31,581, approximately 30,870 of Blacksburg students attend one of Blacksburg's schools that offer architecture programs.
Blacksburg's largest architecture school is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Approximately 135 students graduated in 2010 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with credentials in architecture.
A reported 195 students graduated with credentials in architecture in Blacksburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,565 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Blacksburg architecture schools was an average of $32,838 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,080 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a architecture program in Blacksburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,985.
After graduating with your credentials in architecture, if you decide to work as an architect in Blacksburg, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 2,600 architects in Virginia. Of these architects, 50 were working in the greater Blacksburg area. Blacksburg's architect workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for architects.
As an architect in Blacksburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,580 per year. This is lower than the average salary for architects in the state.
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