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2022 Best Value Construction Schools

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

25 Colleges
$10,280 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$33,450 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Construction School for You

Construction is the #201 most popular major in the country with 2,597 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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 Value Construction Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 25 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best value experiences for construction students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

When determining this ranking, we place a high emphasis on the school's quality as well as its sticker price. Even though a college may be affordable, it may not offer value. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

Our calculations use out-of-state tuition and fees in our nationwide and regional rankings. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2022 Best Value Construction Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for construction majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Construction Schools

$5,688 Average Tuition & Fees

Our 2022 rankings named Washtenaw Community College the best value school in the United States for construction students. Washtenaw Community College is a large public school located in the suburb of Ann Arbor.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Washtenaw Community College are $5,688 per year.

Full Construction at Washtenaw Community College Report

$6,743 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is a great value for construction students. NWTC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Green Bay.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at NWTC are $6,743 per year.

Read full report on Construction at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

$8,310 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Honolulu Community College is a great value for construction students. Honolulu CC is a small public school located in the large city of Honolulu.

Honolulu CC undergraduate students pay an average of $8,310 in tuition and fees each year.

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#4

Triton College

River Grove, IL
$13,530 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Triton College. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Best Value Construction Schools list. Located in the suburb of River Grove, Triton College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Triton College are $13,530 per year.

Full Construction at Triton College Report

#5

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN
$8,927 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Ivy Tech Community College is a great value for construction students. Ivy Tech Community College is a very large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Ivy Tech Community College are $8,927 a year.

Full Construction at Ivy Tech Community College Report

Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City landed the #6 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value construction programs. MCC is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Kansas City.

MCC undergraduate students pay an average of $7,710 in tuition and fees each year.

Read full report on Construction at Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City

$5,940 Average Tuition & Fees

Southwestern Illinois College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for construction students. It came in at #7 on the list. SWIC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Belleville.

SWIC undergraduate students pay an average of $5,940 in tuition and fees each year.

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State Technical College of Missouri came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Construction Schools ranking. STC is a small public school located in the rural area of Linn.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at STC are $11,940 per year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, STC also is in the top 20% of our Best Construction Schools ranking.

Read full report on Construction at State Technical College of Missouri

$9,670 Average Tuition & Fees

Portland Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for construction students. It came in at #9 on the list. Portland Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Portland.

Portland Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $9,670 in tuition and fees each year.

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#10

Wytheville Community College

Wytheville, VA
$10,728 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #10, Wytheville Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for construction students. Located in the distant town of Wytheville, WCC is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at WCC are $10,728 per year.

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Construction by Region

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Region
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.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 22,624
Building Management & Inspection 5,016
Carpentry 4,262
Plumbing & Water Supply 2,429
Masonry 416

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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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