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2021 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate's Degree Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Construction Trades Associate's Degree School for You

With 36,003 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, construction trades is the #6 most popular major in the United States.

With all the trade school programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Trade College Search has developed this Most Popular Construction Trades Associate's Degree Trade Schools ranking. This report analyzed 443 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular associate's degree programs for trade school students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Construction Trades program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for construction trades majors pursuing a associate's degree.

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Our 2021 rankings named Ivy Tech Community College the most popular school in the United States for construction trades students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 8% of the construction trades majors at the school.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Honolulu Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the large city of Honolulu, Honolulu CC is a public school with a small student population.

Women make up 16% of the construction trades majors at the school.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Texas State Technical College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. TSTC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Waco.

Of the 134 students majoring in construction trades at TSTC, 94% are male and 6% are female.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Hudson Valley Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the small city of Troy, HVCC is a public college with a large student population.

About 6% of the students majoring in construction trades at the school are women while 94% are male.

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Out of the 443 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania College of Technology landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public school with a small student population.

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

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#6

Alfred State College

Alfred, NY

Alfred State College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for construction trades students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Alfred State is a small public school located in the remote town of Alfred.

Women make up 1% of the construction trades majors at the school.

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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for construction trades students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the distant town of Okmulgee, OSU Institute of Technology is a public college with a small student population.

Of the 77 students majoring in construction trades at OSU Institute of Technology, 97% are male and 3% are female.

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Community College of Allegheny County did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for construction trades students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. CCAC is a large public school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

Women make up 4% of the construction trades majors at the school.

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Mitchell Technical Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for construction trades students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Mitchell Technical Institute is a small public school located in the rural area of Mitchell.

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#8

New Castle School of Trades

New Castle, PA

With a ranking of #8, New Castle School of Trades did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction trades students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the rural area of New Castle, New Castle School of Trades is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

About 3% of the students majoring in construction trades at the school are women while 97% are male.

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#11

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, MI

Washtenaw Community College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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

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#12

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, NY

With a ranking of #12, SUNY Delhi did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction trades students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the remote town of Delhi, SUNY Delhi is a public college with a small student population.

Women make up 3% of the construction trades majors at the school.

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Central New Mexico Community College ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the large city of Albuquerque, CNM is a public school with a very large student population.

Women make up 12% of the construction trades majors at the school.

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Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Melrose Park, Lincoln Tech - Melrose Park is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

Women make up 5% of the construction trades majors at the school.

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Richmond Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for construction trades students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in the distant town of Hamlet, Richmond Community College is a public college with a small student population.

About 8% of the students majoring in construction trades at the school are women while 92% are male.

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Northeast Community College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree construction trades programs. Located in the remote town of Norfolk, Northeast is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Metropolitan Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for construction trades students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #17 on the list. MCC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Omaha.

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Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree construction trades programs. Located in the city of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a public school with a small student population.

Women make up 7% of the construction trades majors at the school.

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Owensboro Community and Technical College landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree construction trades programs. Located in the rural area of Owensboro, Owensboro Community and Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

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

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#20

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, MN

Dunwoody College of Technology landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree construction trades programs. Dunwoody College of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

About 7% of the students majoring in construction trades at the school are women while 93% are male.

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#21

Triangle Tech - Bethlehem

Bethlehem, PA

Triangle Tech - Bethlehem did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for construction trades students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #21 on the list. Located in the city of Bethlehem, Triangle Tech - Bethlehem is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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With a ranking of #22, Dakota County Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction trades students working on their associate’s degree. DCTC is a small public school located in the rural area of Rosemount.

Women make up 8% of the construction trades majors at the school.

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State Technical College of Missouri came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Linn, STC is a public school with a small student population.

Women make up 2% of the construction trades majors at the school.

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#24

Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY

Erie Community College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Erie Community College is a large public school located in the large city of Buffalo.

Of the 49 students majoring in construction trades at Erie Community College, 92% are male and 8% are female.

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#25

Triangle Tech - Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Triangle Tech - Pittsburgh did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for construction trades students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Triangle Tech - Pittsburgh is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

About 16% of the students majoring in construction trades at the school are women while 84% are male.

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#27

Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN
#28

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI
#31

Johnson College

Scranton, PA
#32

Triangle Tech - Dubois

Falls Creek, PA
#33

Triton College

River Grove, IL
#36

Fullerton College

Fullerton, CA
#36

Universidad del Turabo

Gurabo, PR
#36

Rosedale Technical College

Pittsburgh, PA
#43

Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, NC
#48

Triangle Tech - Greensburg

Greensburg, PA
#48

Portland Community College

Portland, OR
#50

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Construction Trades Associate's Degree Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 443 different United States construction trades schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
50 Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO
50 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
54 SOWELA Technical Community College Lake Charles, LA
54 Bates Technical College Tacoma, WA
54 Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC
54 Triangle Tech - Sunbury Sunbury, PA
58 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
59 Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit, MS
59 Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville, MS
61 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia, CA
61 Lincoln College of Technology - Marietta Marietta, GA
61 Coyne College Chicago, IL
61 Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
65 Reading Area Community College Reading, PA
65 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
65 Montana State University - Northern Havre, MT
65 East Mississippi Community College Scooba, MS
65 University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus Gallup, NM

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Construction Trades Associate's Degree Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
70 North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit, KS
70 Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood, PA
70 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
70 Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS
70 Central Community College Grand Island, NE
75 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
75 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
75 Isothermal Community College Spindale, NC
75 Hawaii Community College Hilo, HI
75 Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, IA
75 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
75 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
75 Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls, MN
75 West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah, KY
84 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
84 Alpena Community College Alpena, MI
84 Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA
84 Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA
84 Jones County Junior College Ellisville, MS

Construction Trades by Region

View the Most Popular Construction Trades Associate's Degree Trade Schools for a specific region near you.

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

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 21,360
Building Management & Inspection 4,950
Carpentry 4,066
Plumbing & Water Supply 2,606
Construction 2,292
Masonry 462
Other Construction 267

Majors Similar to Construction Trades

Related Major Annual Graduates
Personal & Culinary Services 132,602
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 107,435
Precision Production 57,423
Transportation & Materials Moving 27,979

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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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