NCARB by the Numbers

2015 NCARB by the Numbers

2015 NBTNThis year’s NCARB by the Numbers explores the behavior of aspiring architects on the path to licensure in an entirely new format, allowing for a more comprehensive picture of the profession. The latest data indicates progress in several key areas, which all lead to a single, positive conclusion—the architecture profession is not simply healthy, but thriving.

Major findings in the 2015 report include a record-high figure for aspiring architects, and growing diversity within the profession in terms of both women, and racial and ethnic minorities. It also shows that the number of licensed architects is steadily increasing, while the average age of architects upon initial licensure is falling—making for an expanding, and more youthful, professional community. 

In order to improve its transparency and readability, this edition introduces a new method for presenting our architect licensure data. Data sections are now broken out by specific topics, and comparative statistics for each of the 54 U.S. jurisdictions are presented in a dashboard format.

We hope the 2015 NCARB by the Numbers provides the clear analysis and helpful insights into licensure that you need to guide both professional and aspiring architects along their career path. Download your copy today!


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Past Editions

2014 NCARB By The Numbers 2014 NCARB by the Numbers

This year’s NCARB by the Numbers offers a compelling perspective on how the entry point to the architecture profession is changing, and how NCARB is adapting to meet shifting demands. [Download]

For more information about the 2014 edition, click here.



2013 NCARB by the Numbers

2013 NCARB by the Numbers

In this year’s release, we’ve updated these key measures and have expanded the publication to include new metrics on the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). One positive trend that deserves to be highlighted is the health of the profession as a whole. [Download]

For more information about the 2013 edition, click here.


2012 NCARB by the Numbers2012 NCARB by the Numbers

The June 2012 inaugural edition of NCARB by the Numbers includes the NCARB Abstract, which provides charts and information that draw on NCARB Record data, and the NCARB Perception Survey Report, which shares an analysis of the perceptions of interns and architects surveyed by NCARB in December 2011. [Download

For more information about the 2012 edition, click here.

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