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Undergraduate Certificates in Construction Trades

15,723 Yearly Graduations
$31,384 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 656 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Trades Majors

In 2020-2021, 15,723 earned their undergraduate certificate in construction trades. This earns it the #5 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
Undergraduate Certificate 15,723
Basic Certificate 13,809
Associate Degree 6,041
Bachelor’s Degree 221

Earnings of Construction Trades Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in construction trades is $31,384. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $25,833 and the high is $37,672.

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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, $11,887 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $7,258.

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The median monthly payment of a construction trades graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $76.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in construction trades. About 95.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 14,951
Women 772
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The racial-ethnic distribution of construction trades undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 348
Black or African American 1,781
Hispanic or Latino 4,515
White 7,443
International Students 52
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,584
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There are 656 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
942 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
11% 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. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 942 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction trades from Ivy Tech Community College. About 6% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, New York
591 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
58% 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 2020-2021 academic year, 591 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Apex Technical School. Of these students, 2% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

National University College

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
532 Yearly Graduations
4% Women

National University College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Roughly 25,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,444 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,020 per year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 532 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction trades from National University College. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

368 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
72% 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. The construction trades program at Lincoln Technical Institute - Union awarded 368 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 3% of this group were women, and 72% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

289 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford awarded 289 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 4% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

281 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Southern California Institute of Technology. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 281 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction trades from Southern California Institute of Technology. About 2% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
257 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Allegheny County comes in at #7 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. The construction trades program at Community College of Allegheny County awarded 257 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#8

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
196 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
14% 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 2020-2021 academic year, 196 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at MATC. Of these students, 3% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Escuela Tecnica de Electricidad

Ponce, Puerto Rico
196 Yearly Graduations
4% Women

Escuela Tecnica de Electricidad is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Escuela Tecnica de Electricidad awarded 196 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

169 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Lincoln Technical Institute - Mahwah. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 169 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Lincoln Tech - Mahwah. Of these students, 2% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Erwin Technical College

Tampa, Florida
168 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Erwin Technical College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 168 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Erwin Technical College. About 7% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

167 Yearly Graduations
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Texas State Technical College. The construction trades program at Texas State Technical College awarded 167 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year.

#13

Pennco Tech-Bristol

Bristol, Pennsylvania
157 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Pennco Tech-Bristol. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 157 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Pennco Tech-Bristol. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#14

Pennco Tech-Blackwood

Blackwood, New Jersey
147 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennco Tech-Blackwood is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Pennco Tech-Blackwood awarded 147 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 5% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

United Education Institute-West Covina

West Covina, California
144 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

United Education Institute-West Covina comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at United Education Institute-West Covina awarded 144 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 1% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

141 Yearly Graduations
9% Women

South Florida Institute of Technology comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 141 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at South Florida Institute of Technology. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

#17

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
125 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th 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 125 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 10% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

123 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus awarded 123 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 5% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Coyne College

Chicago, Illinois
122 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Coyne College is the 19th 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. The construction trades program at Coyne College awarded 122 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 92% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

116 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Minnesota State Community and Technical College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Roughly 5,700 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 116 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at M State. About 1% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical & Power Installation 11,074
Plumbing & Water Supply 1,454
Carpentry 1,365
Building Management & Inspection 1,337
Construction 310

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Personal & Culinary Services 65,495
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 41,776
Precision Production 18,580
Transportation & Materials Moving 1,195

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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