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Associate’s Degrees in Construction Trades

5,701 Yearly Graduations
$34,600 Median Salary
$12,000 Median Debt
An associate's degree in construction trades is offered at 441 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 30 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.6% of construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Trades Majors

In 2018-2019, 5,701 earned their associate's degree in construction trades. This makes it the 5th most popular associate's 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 15,772
Undergraduate Certificate 14,321
Associate’s Degree 5,701
Bachelor’s Degree 209

Earnings of Construction Trades Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in construction trades is $34,600. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

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's 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's degrees in construction trades. About 93.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,301
Women 400
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Construction Trades

The racial-ethnic distribution of construction trades associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 210
Black or African American 394
Hispanic or Latino 724
White 3,660
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 680
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Construction Trades Associate's Degree Students

There are 441 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
580 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for construction trades students seekingan associate's degree is Ivy Tech Community College. Roughly 72,600 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 580 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 8% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
232 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Honolulu Community College. Each year, around 3,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 232 people received their associate's degree in construction trades from Honolulu CC. About 16% of this group were women, and 90% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

134 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Texas State Technical College. Roughly 10,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 134 associate's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at TSTC. About 6% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

106 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's degree is Hudson Valley Community College. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 people received their associate's degree in construction trades from HVCC. About 6% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
98 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Pennsylvania College of Technology. Roughly 4,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,670 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,670 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 people received their associate's degree in construction trades from Penn College. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#6

Alfred State College

Alfred, New York
92 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Alfred State College. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Alfred State College awarded 92 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

77 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in construction trades. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 associate's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at OSU Institute of Technology. Around 82% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#8

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, South Dakota
72 Yearly Graduations
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mitchell Technical College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in construction trades. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 associate's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Mitchell Tech.

#8

New Castle School of Trades

New Castle, Pennsylvania
72 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Castle School of Trades is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in construction trades. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 people received their associate's degree in construction trades from New Castle School of Trades. Of these students, 3% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
72 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Community College of Allegheny County. Roughly 16,000 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Community College of Allegheny County awarded 72 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 4% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
71 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Washtenaw Community College. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 associate's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Washtenaw Community College. About 4% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, New York
68 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Delhi is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 people received their associate's degree in construction trades from SUNY Delhi. About 3% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
64 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Central New Mexico Community College. Each year, around 23,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 associate's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at CNM. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

63 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park awarded 63 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 83% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#15

Richmond Community College

Hamlet, North Carolina
61 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Richmond Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in construction trades. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Richmond Community College awarded 61 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 8% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
61 Yearly Graduations
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northeast Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 people received their associate's degree in construction trades from Northeast.

#17

Metropolitan Community College

Omaha, Nebraska
60 Yearly Graduations
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Metropolitan Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their associate's degree in construction trades from MCC.

#18

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
59 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in construction trades. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 associate's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Of these students, 7% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

57 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Owensboro Community and Technical College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in construction trades. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 associate's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Owensboro Community and Technical College. Of these students, 4% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, Minnesota
56 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dunwoody College of Technology is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in construction trades. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 associate's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Dunwoody College of Technology. About 7% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical & Power Installation 3,125
Building Management & Inspection 1,206
Carpentry 541
Construction 436
Plumbing & Water Supply 233

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 21,747
Personal & Culinary Services 11,413
Precision Production 5,445
Transportation & Materials Moving 1,926

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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