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2022 Best Construction Associate Degree Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Construction Associate Degree School for You

Construction is the #34 most popular major in the country with 2,597 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

There are so many trade school programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Trade College Search has created the Best Construction Associate Degree Trade Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 12 schools in the United States to see which associate degree programs offered the best educational experiences for trade school students.

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2022 Best Construction Associate Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for construction majors pursuing a associate degree.

Top 10 Best Construction Associate Degree Schools

#1

Triton College

River Grove, IL

Our analysis found Triton College to be the best school for construction students who want to pursue a associate degree in the United States. Located in the suburb of River Grove, Triton College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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The excellent associate degree programs at Honolulu Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best construction schools in the United States. Honolulu CC is a small public school located in the large city of Honolulu.

The average amount in student loans that construction majors at Honolulu CC take out while working on their Associate Degree is $14,438.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Washtenaw Community College. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Best Construction Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Washtenaw Community College is a large public school located in the suburb of Ann Arbor.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Construction Associate Degree Trade Schools list. NWTC is a large public school located in the city of Green Bay.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend State Technical College of Missouri. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Construction Associate Degree Trade Schools list. STC is a small public school located in the rural area of Linn.

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Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City ranked #6 on this year’s Best Construction Associate Degree Trade Schools list. MCC is a large public school located in the city of Kansas City.

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#7

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Mesa University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for construction students to get a associate degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Colorado Mesa is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Grand Junction.

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Southwestern Illinois College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for construction students to get a associate degree. It came in at #8 on the list. SWIC is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Belleville.

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#9

Charter College

Vancouver, WA

Charter College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Construction Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Charter College is a small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of Vancouver.

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With a ranking of #10, Harrisburg Area Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for construction students working on their associate degree. HACC is a large public school located in the small city of Harrisburg.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 6 majors within the trade school area of study, construction has other similar majors worth exploring.

Construction Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Construction Trades 2,597

Majors Similar to Construction

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 22,624
Building Management & Inspection 5,016
Carpentry 4,262
Plumbing & Water Supply 2,429
Masonry 416

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 12 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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