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Associate Degrees in Construction Trades

6,041 Yearly Graduations
$39,592 Median Salary
$12,625 Median Debt
An associate degree in construction trades is offered at 442 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 29% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Trades Majors

In 2020-2021, 6,041 earned their associate degree in construction trades. This makes it the 5th most popular associate degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 15,723
Basic Certificate 13,809
Associate Degree 6,041
Bachelor’s Degree 221

Earnings of Construction Trades Majors With Associate Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate degree in construction trades is $39,592. 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 $32,639 and the high is $50,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate degree in construction trades is $12,625. 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, $17,500 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,000.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $172.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate degrees in construction trades. About 92.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,594
Women 447
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The racial-ethnic distribution of construction trades associate degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 206
Black or African American 456
Hispanic or Latino 792
White 3,986
International Students 31
Other Races/Ethnicities 570
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There are 442 colleges that offer an associate degree in construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
689 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for construction trades students seekingan associate degree is Ivy Tech Community College. Roughly 63,800 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 689 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

#2

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
245 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Honolulu Community College. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 245 people received their associate degree in construction trades from Honolulu CC. About 19% of this group were women, and 91% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

146 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas State Technical College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. Roughly 10,600 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 146 people received their associate degree in construction trades from TSTC. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#4

Alfred State College

Alfred, New York
127 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Alfred State College. Each year, around 3,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Alfred State College awarded 127 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 6% were women.

117 Yearly Graduations

State Technical College of Missouri is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 117 people received their associate degree in construction trades from STC.

90 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in construction trades. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 90 people received their associate degree in construction trades from Lincoln Tech - Melrose Park. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

87 Yearly Graduations
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hudson Valley Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in construction trades. The construction trades program at Hudson Valley Community College awarded 87 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year.

87 Yearly Graduations
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 87 people received their associate degree in construction trades from OSU Institute of Technology.

#9

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
77 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Community College of Allegheny County. Each year, around 13,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 77 people received their associate degree in construction trades from CCAC. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#10

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, South Dakota
76 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mitchell Technical College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 76 people received their associate degree in construction trades from Mitchell Tech. Of these students, 5% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

New Castle School of Trades

New Castle, Pennsylvania
73 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Castle School of Trades is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 73 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at New Castle School of Trades. Of these students, 5% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
70 Yearly Graduations
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Pennsylvania College of Technology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,120 per year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 70 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Penn College.

#12

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
70 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology awarded 70 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 10% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Metropolitan Community College

Omaha, Nebraska
69 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Metropolitan Community College. Each year, around 13,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 69 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at MCC. Of these students, 1% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Triangle Tech - Bethlehem

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
67 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Triangle Tech - Bethlehem is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 67 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Triangle Tech - Bethlehem. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 6% were women.

#16

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
65 Yearly Graduations
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Northeast Community College. The construction trades program at Northeast Community College awarded 65 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year.

#17

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
58 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washtenaw Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in construction trades. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Washtenaw Community College awarded 58 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#17

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
58 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SOWELA Technical Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at SOWELA Technical Community College awarded 58 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. About 2% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, New York
57 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Delhi comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in construction trades. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year. The construction trades program at SUNY Delhi awarded 57 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#20

Bevill State Community College

Jasper, Alabama
53 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bevill State Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in construction trades. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Bevill State Community College awarded 53 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. About 4% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical & Power Installation 3,629
Building Management & Inspection 1,236
Construction 440
Carpentry 426
Plumbing & Water Supply 243

Below are some popular majors that are similar to construction trades that offer associate degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 20,228
Personal & Culinary Services 9,515
Precision Production 4,881
Transportation & Materials Moving 2,000

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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