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Construction Trades Schools in Iowa

454 students earned Construction Trades degrees in Iowa in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Construction Trades is the 6th most popular major out of a total 7 majors commonly available.

Gender Distribution

In Iowa, 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 Iowa is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Black or African American: 3.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.8%
  • White: 81.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
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Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in Iowa

In this state, there are 61,710 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 Iowa

A typical salary for a construction trades grad in the state is $43,920, compared to a typical salary of $47,630 nationwide.

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There are 15 colleges in Iowa that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

86 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,777 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 7.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. 85% of students get financical aid.

83 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,947 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $8,175. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,976 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 34%. A typical student attending Western Iowa Tech Community College will pay a net price of $7,992.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,408 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $28,900 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 33%. A typical student attending NICC will pay a net price of $9,405.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,581 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,500 a year. A typical student attending SWCC will pay a net price of $9,134.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,977 Total Students

A typical student attending Iowa Western Community College will pay a net price of $10,995. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Iowa Western Community College grads earn an average salary of $27,900.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,258 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,300 after earning their degree at this institution. A typical student attending DMACC will pay a net price of $10,084. 72% of students get financical aid.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,035 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. 86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 99%.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,612 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 29% are considered full time. 86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,478 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $7,201. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $25,700 after graduation.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,788 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. In their early career, Kirkwood Community College grads earn an average salary of $29,500. A typical student attending Kirkwood Community College will pay a net price of $10,271.

Construction Trades Careers in IA

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Earth Drillers 23% $44,060
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 22% $42,880
Floor Sanders and Finishers 20% $0
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 18% $49,790
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 18% $51,460
Floor Layers 17% $54,470
Paperhangers 17% $0
Carpet Installers 17% $46,650
Stonemasons 17% $0
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 17% $39,860
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 16% $54,320
Tile and Marble Setters 16% $41,360
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 15% $39,000
Roofers 15% $37,490
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 15% $55,070
Mechanical Insulation Workers 14% $48,410
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 14% $60,500
Electricians 13% $54,010
Glaziers 13% $35,330
Carpenters 11% $41,240
Civil Engineering Technicians 11% $51,260
Maintenance and Repair Workers 10% $40,410
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 9% $72,580
Construction and Maintenance Painters 9% $40,880
Construction and Building Inspectors 8% $63,260
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 8% $64,480
Insulation Workers 6% $38,920
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 5% $34,050
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 0% $0
Signal and Track Switch Repairers 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 1,082
Personal & Culinary Services 988
Precision Production 936
Transportation & Materials Moving 127

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