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2021 Best Construction Schools

9 Colleges
$33,450 Avg Salary
$9,879 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Construction School for You

In 2018-2019, 2,292 people earned a degree or certificate in construction, making the major the #201 most popular in the United States.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Construction Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 9 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Construction Schools in the United States

Check out the construction programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top Schools in Construction

Our analysis found Northwest Iowa Community College to be the best school for construction students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the rural area of Sheldon, Northwest Iowa Community College is a public school with a small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Perry Technical Institute. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Construction Schools list. Perry Tech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Yakima.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend North American Trade Schools. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Construction Schools list. North American Trade Schools is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Baltimore.

On average, construction graduates from North American Trade Schools take out $10,258 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $106, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Apex Technical School. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Construction Schools list. Apex Technical School is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Long Island City.

After completing their degree, construction graduates from Apex Technical School carry an average student debtload of $9,500. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $99.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Honolulu Community College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Construction Schools list. Honolulu CC is a small public school located in the city of Honolulu.

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#6

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Construction Schools ranking. Ivy Tech Community College is a very large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Construction Schools ranking. NWTC is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Green Bay.

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Northeast Iowa Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Construction Schools list. NICC is a small public school located in the rural area of Calmar.

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#9

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Mesa University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for construction students. It came in at #9 on the list. Colorado Mesa is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Grand Junction.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Construction is one of 6 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Construction

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 21,360
Building Management & Inspection 4,950
Carpentry 4,066
Plumbing & Water Supply 2,606
Masonry 462

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 9 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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