Architecture Facts & Figures
- Architecture courses have been offered at Iowa State University since the institution first enrolled students in 1869.
- The department has existed under four different names: Structural Design (1914), Architectural Engineering and Rural Structures (1918), Architecture and Architectural Engineering (1940s), and finally, Architecture (1967), all in the College of Engineering.
- The Department of Architecture became part of the College of Design when it opened in 1978.
Architecture by the Numbers – Fall 2019
Undergraduate enrollment: 332 (professional program)
Iowa residents: 158
Non-residents (U.S.): 101
Students in the Bachelor of Architecture degree program are from 19 states (including Iowa) and 17 foreign countries: Brazil, China, Cyprus, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
Graduate enrollment: 46
Iowa residents: 23
Non-residents (U.S.): 5
Students in the architecture graduate program are from 7 states and 4 countries in addition to the U.S.: Ghana, Iran, India, and Nigeria.
The Department of Architecture offers more than 30 scholarships and awards totaling more than $90,000 annually to students enrolled in the professional program.