Seattle has a total population of 563,374 and a student population of 95,293. Of these students, 45,943 are enrolled in schools that offer architecture programs.
The largest architecture school in Seattle, by student population, is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. Approximately 103 students graduated in 2010 from University of Washington-Seattle Campus with credentials in architecture.
In 2010, 214 students graduated with an architecture degree from one of Seattle's architecture schools. Tuition in 2009 at Seattle's architecture schools was $20,445 per year for instate students and $37,120 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,035 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a architecture program in Seattle. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,693 per year, on average, for room and board at Seattle-based architecture schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,496.
If you decide to work as an architect in Seattle, your job prospects are good. There were 4,640 architects working in Washington State and 2,080 working in the greater Seattle area in 2010. The government projects that the number of architects in Seattle will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for architects.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an architect in Seattle is $60,490 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for architects.
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