News Release

UDM School of Architecture Has Highest Pass Rate in Michigan and Over the National Average

University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture graduates have passed the licensing exams at the highest rate of any school in Michigan for the fourth year in a row. UDM’s passing rates were also above the national average overall. The results were recently announced by The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture. The ARE has been adopted for use by all 54 U.S. Member Boards and the Canadian provincial and territorial architectural associations as a registration examination required for architectural registration.

“This is great news for our graduates and the University,” said Will Wittig, Dean of the School of Architecture. “This year our graduates had the highest passing rate on 4 of the 7 exam sections and our overall passing rate was 3 percent above the national average.  This is another clear indication of the professional success and accomplishments of our graduates who both seek and attain licensure at a higher rate than many other schools of architecture.  It is also a reflection of the dedication of our faculty who provide an excellent learning environment for our students that prepares our graduates for the profession and for great success in many walks of life,” Wittig added.

Release date: September 23, 2013

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