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2021 Most Popular Construction Schools

113 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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Construction Schools ranking. This report analyzed 113 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Construction program at each school on the list.

Check out the construction programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#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 distant town of Mattoon.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Arizona Western College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Construction Schools list. Located in the city of Yuma, AWC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Out of the 113 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center landed the # 3 spot on the list. Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Honolulu Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Construction Schools list. Honolulu CC is a small public school located in the large city of Honolulu.

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#5

Triton College

River Grove, IL

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Triton College is a great place for construction students. Located in the suburb of River Grove, Triton College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#6

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, NY

With a ranking of #6, Apex Technical School did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction students. Apex Technical School is a small private for-profit school located in the large 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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With a ranking of #7, 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 college with a fairly small student population.

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Lane Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for construction students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the rural area of Eugene, Lane Community College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #8, Portland Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction students. Portland Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Portland.

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#10

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO

Front Range Community College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular construction programs. FRCC is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Westminster.

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#11

North Arkansas College

Harrison, AR

North Arkansas College ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Schools list. Northark is a small public school located in the remote town of Harrison.

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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Schools list. OSU Institute of Technology is a small public school located in the distant town of Okmulgee.

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Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Schools list. ENMU - Roswell Campus is a small public school located in the town of Roswell.

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Northern Virginia Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for construction students. It came in at #13 on the list. Northern Virginia Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Annandale.

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#15

Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa Western Community College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Council Bluffs, Iowa Western Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#16

Wytheville Community College

Wytheville, VA

Wytheville Community College ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Schools list. Located in the town of Wytheville, WCC is a public school with a small student population.

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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
17 Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde, TX
18 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
19 North American Trade Schools Baltimore, MD
20 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
21 Cochise County Community College District Sierra Vista, AZ
21 Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES Liverpool, NY
21 Tulsa Technology Center Tulsa, OK

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.

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 26 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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