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Associate Degrees in Construction Trades

5,991 Yearly Graduations
$34,600 Median Salary
$12,000 Median Debt
There are 441 schools in the United States where you can get your associate degree in construction trades. 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. Also, 0.6% of construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Trades Majors

In 2019-2020, 5,991 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
Basic Certificate 16,405
Undergraduate Certificate 14,965
Associate Degree 5,991
Bachelor’s Degree 174

Earnings of Construction Trades Majors With Associate Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate degree in construction trades is $34,600. 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. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $29,400 to a high of $44,825.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate degree in construction trades is $12,000. 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, $18,750 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,000.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $125.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate degrees in construction trades. About 92.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,551
Women 440
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The racial-ethnic distribution of construction trades associate degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 265
Black or African American 417
Hispanic or Latino 797
White 3,873
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 603
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There are 441 colleges that offer an associate degree in construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
580 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
8% 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 580 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Ivy Tech Community College. About 5% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
232 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
92% 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. The construction trades program at Honolulu Community College awarded 232 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 92% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

134 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
34% 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 134 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at TSTC. About 3% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

106 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Hudson Valley Community College. Each year, around 8,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 106 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at HVCC. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

#5

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
98 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania College of Technology is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 98 people received their associate degree in construction trades from Penn College. Of these students, 8% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Alfred State College

Alfred, New York
92 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th 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 92 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 4% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

77 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
71% 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. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 77 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at OSU Institute of Technology. About 1% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, South Dakota
72 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Mitchell Technical College. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 72 people received their associate degree in construction trades from Mitchell Tech. Of these students, 4% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

New Castle School of Trades

New Castle, Pennsylvania
72 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Castle School of Trades is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at New Castle School of Trades awarded 72 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 8% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
72 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Allegheny County comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in construction trades. Each year, around 13,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Community College of Allegheny County awarded 72 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 8% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
71 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washtenaw Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Washtenaw Community College awarded 71 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 5% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, New York
68 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is SUNY Delhi. 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. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 68 people received their associate degree in construction trades from SUNY Delhi. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 6% were women.

#13

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
64 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in construction trades. Roughly 21,300 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 64 people received their associate degree in construction trades from CNM. About 10% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

63 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park awarded 63 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

#15

Richmond Community College

Hamlet, North Carolina
61 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Richmond Community College. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 61 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Richmond Community College. About 9% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
61 Yearly Graduations
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeast Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in construction trades. The construction trades program at Northeast Community College awarded 61 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

#17

Metropolitan Community College

Omaha, Nebraska
60 Yearly Graduations
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate degree is Metropolitan Community College. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 60 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at MCC.

#18

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
59 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in construction trades. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology awarded 59 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 6% were women.

57 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Owensboro Community and Technical College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 57 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Owensboro Community and Technical College. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#20

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, Minnesota
56 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dunwoody College of Technology is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in construction trades. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 56 associate degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Dunwoody College of Technology. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical & Power Installation 3,178
Building Management & Inspection 1,412
Construction 556
Carpentry 533
Plumbing & Water Supply 230

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 19,966
Personal & Culinary Services 9,697
Precision Production 4,780
Transportation & Materials Moving 1,722

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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