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2021 Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

110 Colleges
$25,880 Avg Salary
$7,802 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate School for You

In 2018-2019, 2,606 people earned a degree or certificate in plumbing and water supply, making the major the #33 most popular in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which trade school program to enroll in when you have so many options available. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Trade College Search has created the Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 110 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular undergraduate certificate programs for trade school students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Plumbing & Water Supply program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for plumbing majors pursuing a undergraduate certificate.

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Our analysis found Ivy Tech Community College to be the most popular school for plumbing and water supply students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the United States. Ivy Tech Community College is a very large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

Women make up 13% of the plumbing majors at the school.

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#2

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, NY

Out of the 110 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Apex Technical School landed the # 2 spot on the list. Apex Technical School is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Long Island City.

About 1% of the students majoring in plumbing at the school are women while 99% are male.

The average amount in student loans that plumbing majors at Apex Technical School take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $8,391. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $99.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend South Florida Institute of Technology. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. South Florida Institute of Technology is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Miami.

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The in-demand undergraduate certificate programs at Milwaukee Area Technical College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular plumbing and water supply schools in the United States. MATC is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

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Out of the 110 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Kennedy-King College is a small public school located in the city of Chicago.

Of the 58 students majoring in plumbing at Kennedy-King College, 84% are male and 16% are female.

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Erwin Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for plumbing and water supply students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Tampa, Erwin Technical College is a public college with a fairly small student population.

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Cuyahoga Community College District did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for plumbing and water supply students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. Cuyahoga Community College District is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Cleveland.

Of the 29 students majoring in plumbing at Cuyahoga Community College District, 97% are male and 3% are female.

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#7

Mission College

Santa Clara, CA

Mission College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Mission College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Santa Clara.

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Industrial Management Training Institute came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Waterbury, Industrial Management Training Institute is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, plumbing majors at Industrial Management Training Institute accumulate an average of around $6,782 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $80.

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Waukesha County Technical College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate plumbing and water supply programs. Located in the large suburb of Pewaukee, WCTC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

About 4% of the students majoring in plumbing at the school are women while 96% are male.

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Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Paterson, Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

Plumbing majors at Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences take out an average of $8,520 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $99.

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#12

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, MO

Ranken Technical College ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Ranken Technical College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Louis.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, plumbing majors at Ranken Technical College accumulate an average of around $8,579 in student debt.

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#13

Fort Myers Technical College

Fort Myers, FL

Fort Myers Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for plumbing and water supply students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #13 on the list. Fort Myers Technical College is a fairly small public school located in the city of Fort Myers.

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#14

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul College landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate plumbing and water supply programs. Saint Paul College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Saint Paul.

About 5% of the students majoring in plumbing at the school are women while 95% are male.

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#14

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

With a ranking of #14, Hennepin Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for plumbing and water supply students working on their undergraduate certificate. Hennepin Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Brooklyn Park.

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Hillsborough Community College ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the large city of Tampa, HCC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 6% of the plumbing majors at the school.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional popular schools for Plumbing & Water Supply students that almost earned our Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
17 Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg, FL
18 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
18 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
20 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
21 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
21 Professional Technical Institution Inc Bayamon, PR
21 Sheridan Technical College Hollywood, FL

Plumbing & Water Supply by Region

View the Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools for a specific region near you.

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

Plumbing & Water Supply is one of 6 different types of trade school programs to choose from.

Plumbing Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 1,617
Pipefitting/Pipefitter & Sprinkler Fitter 774
Other Plumbing & Related Water Supply Services 204
Well Drilling/Driller 11

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 21,360
Building Management & Inspection 4,950
Carpentry 4,066
Construction 2,292
Masonry 462

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Tomwsulcer.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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