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Bachelor’s Degrees in Construction Trades

174 Yearly Graduations
$62,300 Median Salary
$20,500 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in construction trades is offered at 12 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.7% of construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Trades Majors

In 2019-2020, 174 earned their bachelor's degree in construction trades. This earns it the #6 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in construction trades is $62,300. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $59,725 to a high of $64,500.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in construction trades is $20,500. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $25,240 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $15,182.

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The median monthly payment of a construction trades graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $213.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in construction trades. About 89.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 155
Women 19
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The racial-ethnic distribution of construction trades bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 48
White 104
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 12
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There are 12 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 12 below:

66 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for construction trades students seekinga bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at San Antonio. Roughly 34,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,724 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,002 per year. The construction trades program at The University of Texas at San Antonio awarded 66 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

52 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utah Valley University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in construction trades. Each year, around 40,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,192 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,541 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 52 bachelor's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at UVU. About 2% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
34 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania College of Technology comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in construction trades. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. 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, 34 people received their bachelor's degree in construction trades from Penn College. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#5

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey
12 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in construction trades. Roughly 19,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,573 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,879 per year. The construction trades program at Rowan University awarded 12 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 15% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Western Nevada College

Carson City, Nevada
6 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

Western Nevada College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in construction trades. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Western Nevada College awarded 6 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Building Management & Inspection 174

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Transportation & Materials Moving 5,343
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 271
Precision Production 39

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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