Consumer Information

NewSchool of Architecture & Design provides this consumer information about diversity, graduation rates, student financial aid, job placement, articulation agreements and plans for academic program improvement to prospective and current students.

Student Body Diversity

Student body diversity for Fall 2016 as reported in IPEDS. Fall 2016 enrollment was 522 students.

Female 35%
Male 65%

American Indian or Alaskan Native 0%
Asian 7%
Black or African American 3%
Hispanic/Latino 30%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
White 24%
Two or more races 3%
Race and ethnicity unknown 3%
Non-resident alien 30%

Student Financial Aid
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 54%
Full-time, First-time Students Receiving any Financial Aid 73%

Undergraduate Retention Rate Information

The retention rate of first-time, full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students entering the institution during the fall 2015 term as reported to IPEDS is 71%.

Initial Fall 2015 Cohort 55
Cohort students still enrolled in Fall 2016 39
Fall 2015 Cohort Retention Rate 71%

Undergraduate Graduation Information

These tables report the graduation rate within 6 year for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students who began their Bachelor’s degree programs in Fall 2011. The Bachelor of Architecture is a 5 year program.

Graduation Rate for Fall 2011 Cohort
Female 29%
Male 45%
Nonresident alien 100%
American Indian or Alaskan Native n/a
Asian 25%
Black or African American n/a
Hispanic/Latino 33%
White 29%
Two or More Races n/a
Race/ethnicity unknown 67%
Overall 39%

Type of Employment by Graduates by Subject:

Subject Type of Employment
Architectural and Engineering Managers
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Construction Management
Construction Managers
Construction and Related Workers
Media Design
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
Graphic Designers
Art Director
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Film and Video Editors
Interior Architecture
Interior Designers
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary

Job Placement by Academic Program: July 2015 to June 2016 Cohort

Number of Graduates (1) Graduates Available for Employment (2) In-field or Related Field Placement Rate (3)
Bachelor or Arts in Animation* n/a n/a n/a
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture 5 4 25%
Bachelor of Arts in Game Art* n/a n/a n/a
Bachelor of Arts in Product Design n/a n/a n/a
Bachelor of Architecture 56 49 94%
BA of Interior Architecture & Design * 3 3 100%
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 7 7 100%
Bachelor of Science in Media Design 1 1 100%
Master of Science in Architecture 2 2 0%
Master of Architecture (range from 1 to 3 years) 39 28 82%
Executive Masters of Architecture 4 4 100%
Master in Construction Management 12 12 100%
All Programs 129 110 88%

* This program is new. Therefore, the number of students who graduated and the number of students who are placed are unknown at this time.

(1) “Number of Graduates” is the number of students who have completed the program within 100% of the published program length.

(2) “Graduates available for employment” means the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment. “Graduates unavailable for employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students unable to secure employment in the United Sates or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution, or have completed a non-degree granting, stand-alone certificate program.


  • Total Placed, In Field + Related Field: Employed directly within their field of study or related to their field of study
  • Unrelated: Employed outside of their field of study
  • Total Waived: Individuals who are unavailable to work due to, Medical Condition, Active Military Duty, International Status, Continuing Education, Incarceration, Death or have completed a non-degree granting / stand-alone certificate program
  • Total Not Placed: Individuals that are currently not classified as employed
  • No. Actively Interviewing/Available: Unemployed individuals that are actively participating with Career Services in search of employment
  • No. of MIA: Individuals that we are unable to locate or confirm current status
  • Placement %: Total number of graduates that have been recorded as placed within the July – June reporting schedule
  • Overall Placement (Placed In field or Related Field): Total graduates employed directly within their field or related to their field of study within the July-June reporting schedule
  • Total Placement (Placed in Field, Related Field, or Unrelated): Total number of graduates that are employed without classification

(3) Graduates who self-report that they are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position of which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position. Placement Rate is calculated by dividing the number of graduates gainfully employed in the field by the number of graduates available for employment.

Self-Reporting Definitions:

The university requires at least one of following sources to confirm graduate employment.

  • Written confirmation of employment form filled out from student
  • Offer Letter from employer confirming employment specifics
  • Phone conversation with graduate confirming employment with Director of Career Services
  • Email confirming hire with employment specifics from graduate and / or employer
  • Verification of employment from Employer website
  • Verification of employment from LinkedIn Profile change

Current Articulation Agreements

NewSchool of Architecture and Design has articulation agreements with:

  • College of the Canyons
  • Fresno City College
  • College of the Sequoias
  • West Valley College
  • Saddleback Community College
  • Mira Costa College
  • East Los Angeles Community College
  • Cuesta College

Plans for Academic Program Improvement:

NewSchool of Architecture & Design’s program improvement plans are linked to the assessment of student learning outcomes. The campus has developed an annual assessment cycle and a Five Year program review model for campus-wide and program-specific that focused on student learning outcomes.

Last updated: June 2017