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Bachelor’s Degrees in Construction Trades

209 Yearly Graduations
$62,300 Median Salary
$20,500 Median Debt
There are 12 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in construction trades. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 28 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.0% of construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Trades Majors

In 2018-2019, 209 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 15,772
Undergraduate Certificate 14,321
Associate’s Degree 5,701
Bachelor’s Degree 209

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. 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 $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 88.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 185
Women 24
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Construction Trades

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 44
White 118
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 12
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Construction Trades Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 12 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 12 below:

66 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
64% 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 32,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,771 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 people received their bachelor's degree in construction trades from UTSA. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

52 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
15% 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 39,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,122 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,513 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 bachelor's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at UVU. Of these students, 4% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah
35 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Utah University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in construction trades. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,006 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,574 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their bachelor's degree in construction trades from Southern Utah University. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#4

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
34 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania College of Technology is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in construction trades. Each year, around 5,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The construction trades program at Pennsylvania College of Technology awarded 34 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 12% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey
12 Yearly Graduations
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in construction trades. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,076 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,879 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 bachelor's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at Rowan.

#6

Western Nevada College

Carson City, Nevada
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Western Nevada College. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their bachelor's degree in construction trades from WNC. About 33% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

American College of the Building Arts

Charleston, South Carolina
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American College of the Building Arts is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in construction trades. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 bachelor's degrees were handed out to construction trades majors at American College of the Building Arts. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Building Management & Inspection 205
Carpentry 3
Masonry 1

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Transportation & Materials Moving 5,135
Personal & Culinary Services 875
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 338
Precision Production 47

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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