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Undergraduate Certificates in Construction Trades

14,965 Yearly Graduations
$28,800 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 631 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 45% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.2% of construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Trades Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 14,965 students earned their undergraduate certificate in construction trades. This earns it the #6 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in construction trades at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 16,405
Undergraduate Certificate 14,965
Associate Degree 5,991
Bachelor’s Degree 174

Earnings of Construction Trades Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in construction trades is $28,800. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $23,100 to a high of $32,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in construction trades is $9,500. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $11,286 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $6,333.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $99.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in construction trades. About 95.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 14,211
Women 754
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The racial-ethnic distribution of construction trades undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 281
Black or African American 1,659
Hispanic or Latino 4,280
White 7,150
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,567
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There are 631 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
954 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Roughly 63,800 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 954 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 6% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, New York
633 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Apex Technical School. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 633 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Apex Technical School. Of these students, 3% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

317 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Roughly 4,900 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College awarded 317 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 6% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

290 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford awarded 290 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

290 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Lincoln Technical Institute - Union. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 290 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction trades from Lincoln Tech - Union. About 5% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
247 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Roughly 21,300 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 247 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at CNM. About 5% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

242 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern California Institute of Technology comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Southern California Institute of Technology awarded 242 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 3% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
180 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Milwaukee Area Technical College. Roughly 12,600 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 180 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at MATC. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 6% were women.

159 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee awarded 159 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 22% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Coyne College

Chicago, Illinois
134 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Coyne College. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 134 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Coyne American Institute. About 5% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

133 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lincoln Technical Institute - Mahwah is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Lincoln Technical Institute - Mahwah awarded 133 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

#13

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Los Angeles, California
120 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Trade Technical College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 11,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 120 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction trades from Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Of these students, 5% were women and 87% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

118 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Owensboro Community and Technical College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 118 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Owensboro Community and Technical College. Of these students, 6% were women and 2% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Norco College

Norco, California
116 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Norco College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 10,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Norco College awarded 116 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 81% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

111 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Pulaski is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 111 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction trades from TCAT - Pulaski. About 4% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Erwin Technical College

Tampa, Florida
110 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Erwin Technical College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Erwin Technical College awarded 110 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 5% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
108 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Allegheny County comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 13,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 108 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at CCAC. About 3% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Prestonsburg, Kentucky
105 Yearly Graduations

Big Sandy Community and Technical College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. The construction trades program at Big Sandy Community and Technical College awarded 105 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year.

#19

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
105 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Hinds Community College. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Hinds Community College awarded 105 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 13% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical & Power Installation 10,312
Carpentry 1,784
Building Management & Inspection 1,262
Plumbing & Water Supply 1,153
Construction 264

Below are some popular majors that are similar to construction trades that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Personal & Culinary Services 63,820
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 44,019
Precision Production 17,518
Transportation & Materials Moving 1,011

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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