BLA Public Information

Federal law requires departments to post summary information about their degree programs including student demographics, tuition and fees, time to degree, and accreditation status. Additionally, programs accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) are required to provide reliable information to the public. Programs must report on accreditation status and their program’s performance. This information is to help potential students make informed application decisions. Below is summary information for our undergraduate degree programs.

BLA Professional Degree

ACCREDITATION STATUS

The BLA is a professionally accredited degree program, accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). Our most recent review occurred in November 2013, and as a result, we received full accreditation through December 2019. For more on LAAB visit their website: http://www.asla.org/accreditationlaab.aspx.

TIME TO DEGREE

The BLA is designed as a 4-year program. The degree requires that students follow a studio course sequence, and the majority of studios are offered only once each year. If students begin the major in the fall of their first year in college and follow the 4-year plan for the “Landscape Architecture Degree,” they will be able to complete the degree in four years. Students who declare the major in their second or third year at the university will still need to follow the 4-year studio sequence. This can result in a total undergraduate career of five to seven years, depending on when they join the program and what courses they have completed. Many such students also complete a certificate program or a second major or participate in a paid internship or other employment. Current BLA statistics have students completing degrees in 4 to 4.5 years.

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

Gender:

Female Male
2018-2019 39% 61%
2017-2018 51% 49%
2016-2017 41% 59%
2015-2016 41% 59%
2014-2015 44% 56%
2013-2014 42% 64%
2012-2013 47% 53%
2011-2012 50% 50%
2010-2011 38% 62%
2009-2010 40% 60%
2008-2009 40%  60%

Student Residency Status:

In-State Out-of-State  Foreign
2018-2019 74% 18%  8%
2017-2018 76% 14%  11%
2016-2017 77% 13%  10%
2015-2016 76% 14%  10%
2014-2015 69% 25%  7%
2013-2014 79% 15%  6%
2012-2013 80% 14%  6%
2011-2012 77% 18%  5%
2010-2011 73% 21%  7%
2009-2010 75% 20%  6%

Student Ethnic Backgrounds (U.S. Citizens) (2018-2019):

Females Males  Total
African American 0% 3% 3%
African Descent 0% 0%  0%
Asian/Pacific 3% 3% 6%
Caucasian 23% 50% 73%
Hispanic 5% 5% 10%
Native Americans 0% 0% 0%
Other 7% 0% 8%

ESTIMATED EXPENSES

All information regarding tuition and fees at the University of Wisconsin–Madison can be found at: Tuition, Fees and Costs.

BS/BA Landscape & Urban Studies

TIME TO DEGREE

The BS/BA in Landscape & Urban Studies is designed as a 4-year program. If students begin the major in the fall of their first year in college and follow the 4-year plan for the “Landscape Studies Degree,” they will be able to complete the degree in four years. Current BS/BA Landscape & Urban Studies statistics have students completing degrees in 4 to 4.5 years.

ESTIMATED EXPENSES

All information regarding tuition and fees at the University of Wisconsin–Madison can be found at: Tuition, Fees and Costs.