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Undergraduate Certificates in Construction

313 Yearly Graduations
$20,300 Median Salary
$9,879 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in construction is offered at 59 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Construction Majors

In 2018-2019, 313 earned their undergraduate certificate in construction. This earns it the #79 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in construction at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 1,543
Associate’s Degree 436
Undergraduate Certificate 313

Earnings of Construction Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in construction is $20,300. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $19,650 and the high is $20,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in construction is $9,879. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $10,068 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,690.

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The median monthly payment of a construction graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $102.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in construction. About 92.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 290
Women 23
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Construction

The racial-ethnic distribution of construction undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 36
Hispanic or Latino 37
White 133
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 103
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Construction Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 59 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in construction. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, New York
84 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for construction students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Apex Technical School. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction from Apex Technical School. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#2

Triton College

River Grove, Illinois
77 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for construction majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Triton College. Each year, around 10,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction from Triton College. About 6% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Cincinnati, Ohio
16 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Great Oaks Career Campuses comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. The construction program at Great Oaks Career Campuses awarded 16 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 12% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
15 Yearly Graduations
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ozarks Technical Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction from OTC.

#5

Perry Technical Institute

Yakima, Washington
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Perry Technical Institute comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction majors at Perry Tech.

#5

Wytheville Community College

Wytheville, Virginia
12 Yearly Graduations
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wytheville Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction from WCC.

#7

Construction Training Center

Columbia, South Carolina
10 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Construction Training Center is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction program at Construction Training Center awarded 10 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 90% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#7

Turtle Mountain Community College

Belcourt, North Dakota
10 Yearly Graduations
20% Women

Turtle Mountain Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction majors at TMCC. Of these students, 20% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs, Iowa
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa Western Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction from Iowa Western Community College.

#10

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
9 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for construction majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is North Arkansas College. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The construction program at North Arkansas College awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 11% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

9 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indian Hills Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction program at Indian Hills Community College awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#12

Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harrisburg Area Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction. Each year, around 18,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction program at Harrisburg Area Community College awarded 7 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

#12

Mt. Hood Community College

Gresham, Oregon
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for construction majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Mt. Hood Community College. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction majors at MHCC.

#14

Southeastern Community College

West Burlington, Iowa
6 Yearly Graduations

Southeastern Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction. The construction program at Southeastern Community College awarded 6 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#15

John Tyler Community College

Chester, Virginia
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for construction majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is John Tyler Community College. Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction program at John Tyler Community College awarded 4 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Frontier Community College

Fairfield, Illinois
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Frontier Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. The construction program at Frontier Community College awarded 3 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

Bay Mills Community College

Brimley, Michigan
3 Yearly Graduations

Bay Mills Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction. The construction program at Bay Mills Community College awarded 3 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

3 Yearly Graduations

The 16th most popular school in the country for construction majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Southwest Texas Junior College. The construction program at Southwest Texas Junior College awarded 3 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#19

Casper College

Casper, Wyoming
2 Yearly Graduations

Casper College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction. The construction program at Casper College awarded 2 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#19

East Arkansas Community College

Forrest City, Arkansas
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

East Arkansas Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. The construction program at East Arkansas Community College awarded 2 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to construction that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical & Power Installation 9,783
Carpentry 1,584
Plumbing & Water Supply 1,251
Building Management & Inspection 1,213
Masonry 116

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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