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Construction Trades Schools in Texas

1,545 Construction Trades students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Construction Trades major is the 6th most popular major in this state.

Gender Distribution

In Texas, 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 Texas is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Black or African American: 12.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 52.9%
  • White: 27.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.1%
  • Other Races: 3.3%
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Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in Texas

In this state, there are 528,780 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 Texas

In this state, construction trades grads earn an average of $40,940. Nationwide, they make an average of $47,630.

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There are 40 colleges in Texas that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

242 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,720 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,839. 91% of students get financical aid.

113 Degrees in Major Awarded

This private institution charges an average net price of $20,957. 100% of students get financical aid.

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
33,054 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $23,600 after graduation. 60% of the teachers are full time. 91% of students get financical aid.

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
32,452 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Graduates earn an average $30,500 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 31% are considered full time.

74 Degrees in Major Awarded
56,151 Total Students

21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,200 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 64% get financial aid.

#6

Brazosport College

Lake Jackson
68 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,217 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

#7

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands
67 Degrees in Major Awarded
74,300 Total Students

21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 57% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
32,594 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $36,600 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 25 to 1. 73% of the teachers are full time.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,310 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $30,200 after graduation. 26% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,188.

#10

Lamson Institute

San Antonio
58 Degrees in Major Awarded
330 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,718.

#10

St Philip's College

San Antonio
58 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,962 Total Students

21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,600 after earning their degree at this institution. 51% of the teachers are full time.

Construction Trades Careers in TX

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 30% $36,400
Floor Layers 24% $37,020
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 23% $49,280
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 23% $45,640
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 22% $35,870
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 22% $31,060
Glaziers 22% $34,230
Floor Sanders and Finishers 22% $42,260
Tile and Marble Setters 22% $32,040
Roofers 21% $35,280
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 21% $42,390
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 20% $62,410
Earth Drillers 20% $36,930
Construction and Building Inspectors 20% $55,960
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 20% $47,090
Mechanical Insulation Workers 19% $41,240
Carpet Installers 19% $31,070
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 19% $36,100
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 19% $58,710
Stonemasons 18% $35,060
Maintenance and Repair Workers 18% $35,700
Carpenters 18% $38,720
Electricians 17% $49,410
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 17% $64,720
Oil and Gas Derrick Operators 17% $43,870
Construction and Maintenance Painters 16% $34,860
Rotary Drill Operators 16% $54,440
Civil Engineering Technicians 15% $47,230
Insulation Workers 15% $39,160
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 15% $40,100
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 13% $37,240
Signal and Track Switch Repairers 11% $70,040
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers -3% $31,840

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Personal & Culinary Services 11,005
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 9,566
Precision Production 7,439
Transportation & Materials Moving 877

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