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Construction Trades Schools in North Carolina

1,683 students earned Construction Trades degrees in North Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

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

Gender Distribution

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

Construction Trades Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 17.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.6%
  • White: 56.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.8%
  • Other Races: 11.2%
Construction Trades Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in North Carolina

176,890 people in the state and 5,877,640 in the nation are employed in jobs related to construction trades.

Construction Trades Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a construction trades grad in the state is $39,620, compared to a typical salary of $47,630 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 48 colleges in North Carolina that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

191 Degrees in Major Awarded
22,003 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,429. 45% of the teachers are full time. 54% of students get financical aid.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,586 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $20,200 after graduation. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public school has an average net price of $4,439.

#3

Nash Community College

Rocky Mount
106 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,666 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 26%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,021 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, FTCC grads earn an average salary of $21,100. 82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,086 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,099. 27% of the teachers are full time. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,646 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $22,800 after graduation. 65% of students get financical aid. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,898 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $19,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,140.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,087 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $2,705. 60% of students get financical aid.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
549 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 38% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. A typical student attending PCC will pay a net price of $3,087.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,903 Total Students

16% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending Randolph Community College will pay a net price of $4,967. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $21,800 a year.

Construction Trades Careers in NC

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Solar Photovoltaic Installers 38% $33,040
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 18% $33,210
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 18% $43,140
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 17% $44,230
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 16% $59,040
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 15% $59,690
Paperhangers 14% $39,140
Floor Layers 13% $37,290
Construction and Building Inspectors 13% $53,780
Carpenters 13% $36,370
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 12% $36,700
Tile and Marble Setters 12% $35,250
Floor Sanders and Finishers 12% $31,320
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 12% $38,020
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 11% $39,970
Maintenance and Repair Workers 11% $37,890
Mechanical Insulation Workers 11% $38,550
Carpet Installers 10% $34,760
Electricians 10% $43,110
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 10% $63,620
Civil Engineering Technicians 10% $47,870
Earth Drillers 9% $44,400
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 9% $39,500
Roofers 9% $35,290
Glaziers 8% $34,390
Construction and Maintenance Painters 6% $32,540
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 0% $36,380
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 0% $59,960
Insulation Workers 0% $32,220
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers -8% $35,110

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 4,441
Personal & Culinary Services 3,928
Precision Production 2,700
Transportation & Materials Moving 826

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