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Construction Trades Schools in Virginia

512 students earned Construction Trades degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Construction Trades is the 6th most popular major in the state.

Gender Distribution

In Virginia, 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 Virginia is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Black or African American: 27.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.4%
  • White: 54.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
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Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in Virginia

There are 156,230 people in the state and 5,877,640 people in the nation working in construction trades jobs.

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Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a construction trades grad in the state is $43,880, compared to a typical salary of $47,630 nationwide.

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There are 23 colleges in Virginia that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

154 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,064 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $24,500 after graduation. A typical student attending Tidewater Community College will pay a net price of $8,105. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

101 Degrees in Major Awarded
420 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $20,500 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 70% get financial aid. This private institution charges an average net price of $18,346.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,450 Total Students

33% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 29 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $1,968.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,834 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 37% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $10,660.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,286 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,568.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,303 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $24,800 after graduation. 32% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
51,822 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $9,903. 57% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,200 a year.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
112 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $20,500 a year. 7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 25% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,813 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 37% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $7,742. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,032 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. 20% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $24,700 after graduation.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,152 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 27%. 60% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1.

Construction Trades Careers in VA

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 17% $47,290
Earth Drillers 16% $45,100
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 14% $38,610
Construction and Building Inspectors 12% $57,520
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 12% $39,150
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 12% $64,820
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 10% $49,960
Maintenance and Repair Workers 10% $39,080
Civil Engineering Technicians 9% $52,020
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 8% $63,510
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 8% $69,190
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 8% $42,140
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 8% $50,030
Glaziers 7% $38,560
Roofers 7% $42,110
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 6% $46,230
Electricians 6% $48,650
Carpenters 6% $42,080
Tile and Marble Setters 5% $43,490
Carpet Installers 5% $31,030
Mechanical Insulation Workers 3% $48,440
Construction and Maintenance Painters 3% $37,930
Insulation Workers -3% $36,640
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers -3% $36,820

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Personal & Culinary Services 1,698
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 1,696
Precision Production 780
Transportation & Materials Moving 395

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