MSU architecture grads exceed national average on professional exams


ARE Pass RatesARE Passing Rate Comparisons between MSU School of Architecture and National Average (2016-2020)

 

Graduates from Montana State University’s School of Architecture exceed the national average for passing rates on licensing exams in each area of expertise tested by the Architectural Registration Exam.

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, or NCARB, the organization that oversees the licensing process and standards for architects, posted the 2020 passing rates of the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE), and they show that MSU School of Architecture graduates exceeded the national passing rate in all six divisions.

The six divisions in the ARE licensing exam are: 

  • Practice Management – MSU’s passing rate is 67 percent vs. 51 percent nationally;
  • Project Management – 71 percent vs. 63 percent;
  • Programming & Analysis – 83 percent vs. 50 percent;
  • Project Planning & Design – 72 percent vs. 45 percent;
  • Project Development & Documentation – 73 percent vs. 57 percent;
  • Construction & Evaluation – 76 percent vs. 66 percent;

NCARB’s national passing rates are located at https://www.ncarb.org/pass-the-are/pass-rates

2014

Division MSU National

Programming, Planning, & Practice

86 62
Site Planning and Design 80 69
Bldg. Design & Construction Services 68 64
Structural Systems 71 68
Building Systems 84 68
Construction Documents & Services 67 62
Schematic Design 85 77

2015

Division MSU National

Programming, Planning, & Practice 

78 60
Site Planning and Design 79 66
Bldg. Design & Construction Services 76 64
Structural Systems 81 66
Building Systems 71 67
Construction Documents & Services 70 58
Schematic Design 76 77

2016

Division MSU National

Programming, Planning, & Practice

59 56
Site Planning and Design 73 65
Bldg. Design & Construction Services 73 64
Structural Systems 76 65
Building Systems 76 64
Construction Documents & Services 65 54
Schematic Design 69 78

2017

Division MSU National
Practice Management 68 50
Project Management 61 59
Programming & Analysis 54 53
Project Planning & Design 59 50
Project Development & Documentation 74 56
Construction & Evaluation 64 61

2018

Division MSU National
Practice Management 50 51
Project Management 77 62
Programming & Analysis 74 53
Project Planning & Design 58 46
Project Development & Documentation 56 53
Construction & Evaluation 92 70

2019

Division MSU National
Practice Management 57 49
Project Management 68 63
Programming & Analysis 67 52
Project Planning & Design 64 42
Project Development & Documentation 59 50
Construction & Evaluation 82 70

2020

Division MSU National
Practice Management 67 51
Project Management 71 63
Programming & Analysis 83 50
Project Planning & Design 72 45
Project Development & Documentation 73 57
Construction & Evaluation 76 66