Boston Architectural College

Boston Architectural College

The Boston Architectural College, or BAC, was established on December 11, 1889 as the Boston Architectural Club. In 1944, it was renamed the Boston Architectural Center. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, it is the largest independent design college in the New England region.

The Boston Architectural College offers bachelor's degrees in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and design studies. Master's degrees are also available in architecture, and interior design. In addition, students can choose from various certificate programs in the design-related fields. Opportunities for continuing education are provided as well.

The Student Government of BAC is known as Atelier. The college supports several other student clubs and organizations like the AIAS BAC Chapter, SASLA Student Chapter, Studio Q, ASID Student Chapter, and BACNOMAS. Students also participate in sports clubs such as the BAC Golf Club, and BAC Soccer Club.

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Boston Architectural College
320 Newbury Street
Boston , MA 02115-2703
General Phone: (617) 262-5000

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Boston Architectural College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Architecture and Planning106architecture, environmental design, interior architecture, architectural services

Number of programs and degrees for Boston Architectural College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree213
Master's degree492
Postbaccalaureate certificate361

Boston Architectural College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Boston Architectural College had a total enrollment of 1,338 students (1,081 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 3%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 32%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 8%
20-21 9%
22-24 20%
25-29 31%
30-34 15%
35-39 7%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%

Boston Architectural College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 11 %

Boston Architectural College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Boston, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Boston Architectural College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,620
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,620
Books and supplies $ 1,476

Financial Aid:
Boston Architectural College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 396600)

Boston Architectural College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track103

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year9$77,5871*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$77,5871*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year0*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Boston Architectural College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Architecture and Related Services, Other
Environmental Design/Architecture
Interior Architecture

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Top 18%Boston Architectural College Salaries of full-time faculty

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