NCARB by the Numbers

NCARB by the Numbers

2014 NCARB by the Numbers


2014 NCARB By The NumbersThis 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. Based on this year’s report, we look at the year ahead with anticipation as we continue to roll out new services and offer crucial updates to existing programs.

A major finding in this year’s report is that applications for NCARB Records—the initial step to licensure—continue to increase. Additionally, the number of interns completing the IDP and ARE remains strong, and the age at initial licensure continues to decline.

The report’s findings serve as a foundation for our ongoing efforts to lead change in the path to an architectural license. While determining the health or status of architecture is a complicated process with a range of variables, indicators from the report reflect that the up and coming class of architects is a thriving one. 

We hope you find the third edition of NCARB by the Numbers a valuable resource for better understanding the path to licensure. [Download]


Snapshot of Findings

One positive change in the profession has been a rise in the number of women applying for NCARB Records. Since 2011, the percentage of female applicants has been around 40 percent—a marked increase from the 10 percent in the early 90s.

2014 NCARB By The Numbers Chart

Past Editions


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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.


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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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NCARB by the Numbers (2014)
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.

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