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Construction Trades Schools in Colorado

525 students earned Construction Trades degrees in Colorado in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Construction Trades is the 6th most popular major in the state.

Gender Distribution

In Colorado, a construction trades major is more popular with men than with women.

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Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of construction trades majors in Colorado is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 3.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 23.2%
  • White: 64.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
  • Other Races: 6.9%
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Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in Colorado

In this state, there are 124,320 people employed in jobs related to a construction trades degree, compared to 5,877,640 nationwide.

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Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in Colorado

Construction Trades grads earn an average of $47,640 in the state and $47,630 nationwide.

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There are 12 colleges in Colorado that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,621 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $23,900 after graduation. 89% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

83 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,008 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,634 Total Students

84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

#4

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction
69 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
9,373 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,840. The full-time teacher rate is 52%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,527 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $20,100 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,842. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
849 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,459. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,283 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 69% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,713. In their early career, FRCC grads earn an average salary of $30,400.

#8

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,655 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 93% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,113.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,049 Total Students

55% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,400 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,344.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,759 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.50%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,527. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,900 a year.

Construction Trades Careers in CO

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 47% $55,480
Mechanical Insulation Workers 46% $42,550
Stonemasons 41% $39,550
Floor Layers 40% $35,270
Electricians 40% $54,980
Roofers 37% $40,660
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 36% $44,960
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 34% $51,890
Rotary Drill Operators 32% $50,180
Floor Sanders and Finishers 31% $33,660
Oil and Gas Derrick Operators 31% $53,090
Construction and Maintenance Painters 30% $40,210
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 30% $69,300
Earth Drillers 29% $49,730
Insulation Workers 29% $35,470
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 28% $46,500
Tile and Marble Setters 28% $39,950
Carpenters 27% $47,550
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 26% $55,310
Glaziers 24% $47,180
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 23% $50,300
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 22% $44,690
Carpet Installers 22% $45,850
Maintenance and Repair Workers 22% $39,000
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 21% $84,570
Construction and Building Inspectors 20% $65,070
Civil Engineering Technicians 19% $56,010
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 16% $42,990
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 15% $69,800
Signal and Track Switch Repairers 8% $55,660

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to construction trades.

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Personal & Culinary Services 4,109
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 3,066
Precision Production 2,184
Transportation & Materials Moving 137

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