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2022 Most Popular Construction Schools

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

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.

The Most Popular Construction Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 111 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Construction program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Construction Colleges.

#1

Lake Land College

Mattoon, IL

Our analysis found Lake Land College to be the most popular school for construction students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Lake Land College is a small public school located in the town of Mattoon.

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The excellent programs at Honolulu Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best construction schools in the United States. Honolulu CC is a small public school located in the large city of Honolulu.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Arizona Western College. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Most Popular Construction Schools list. Located in the small city of Yuma, AWC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center is a great place for construction students. Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

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#5

Western Nevada College

Carson City, NV

Out of the 111 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Western Nevada College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the small city of Carson City, WNC is a public college with a small student population.

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#6

Triton College

River Grove, IL

Triton College landed the #6 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular construction programs. Located in the large suburb of River Grove, Triton College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Southwest Texas Junior College ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Schools list. Located in the town of Uvalde, Southwest Texas Junior College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#8

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO

Front Range Community College landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular construction programs. FRCC is a large public school located in the large suburb of Westminster.

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#9

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, NY

Apex Technical School landed the #9 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular construction programs. Apex Technical School is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Long Island City.

While working on their degree, construction majors at Apex Technical School accumulate an average of around $9,500 in student debt. 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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Cochise County Community College District ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Schools list. Cochise College is a small public school located in the small city of Sierra Vista.

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With a ranking of #11, Lamar Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction students. Located in the town of Lamar, LCC is a public school with a small student population.

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#12

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, MO

With a ranking of #12, Saint Louis Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction students. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, Saint Louis Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Schools ranking. OSU Institute of Technology is a small public school located in the distant town of Okmulgee.

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#14

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, IL

With a ranking of #14, Southwestern Illinois College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction students. SWIC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Belleville.

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#15

Portland Community College

Portland, OR

Portland Community College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Schools ranking. Portland Community College is a very large public school located in the large city of Portland.

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#16

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College landed the #16 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular construction programs. Ivy Tech Community College is a very large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

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#16

Wytheville Community College

Wytheville, VA

Wytheville Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for construction students. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the town of Wytheville, WCC is a public school with a small student population.

Full Construction at Wytheville Community College Report

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Construction Schools award.

Rank College Location
18 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
19 Perry Technical Institute Yakima, WA
19 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
21 Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES Liverpool, NY
22 Charter College Vancouver, WA
22 North Arkansas College Harrison, AR
22 Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Roswell, NM

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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