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Students working in the Art and Architecture building.Photo by Jack Parker
Students working in the Art and Architecture building. Photo by Jack Parker

New national rankings show that graduates from the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are hired more often than those from many peer institutions.

The 2019 DesignIntelligence “Most Hired From” rankings include all three schools in the College of Architecture and Design. Within their respective size categories, the School of Architecture is fifth in the nation, the School of Interior Architecture is 11th, and the School of Landscape Architecture is 18th.

In the Southeastern Conference, more graduates from UT’s School of Architecture and School of Interior Architecture have been hired during the past five years than from any other comparably sized school. The School of Landscape Architecture is fifth in the SEC.

The new rankings convey hiring practices over the past five years as reported by more than 6,000 hiring professionals from design firms across the country.

To compile the rankings, DesignIntelligence, which is the preeminent source of rankings for design schools, combined the average number of graduates from each school’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Using a formula to compare the schools based on the number of combined graduates, the rankings divide the schools into size categories for each discipline.

In September, the School of Architecture’s undergraduate program was ranked 16th among all public schools in the 2019 DesignIntelligence “Most Admired” ranking.

For information about the College of Architecture and Design and its three schools, visit archdesign.utk.edu.

CONTACT:

Amanda F. Johnson (865-974-6401, amandajohnson@utk.edu)