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Master’s Degrees in Construction Management

388 Yearly Graduations
$92,950 Median Salary
$34,166 Median Debt
A master's degree in construction management is offered at 30 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 28% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 23.5% of construction management graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Management Majors

In 2018-2019, 388 master's degrees were awarded to construction management majors. This earns it the #20 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,576
Master’s Degree 388
Associate’s Degree 361
Basic Certificate 144
Graduate Certificate 113
Undergraduate Certificate 76
Doctor’s Degree 6

Earnings of Construction Management Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in construction management is $92,950. 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 $85,525 and the high is $100,375.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in construction management is $34,166. 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, $38,833 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $32,956.

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The median monthly payment of a construction management graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $398.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in construction management. About 75.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 293
Women 95
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Construction Management

The racial-ethnic distribution of construction management master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 47
White 173
International Students 91
Other Races/Ethnicities 23
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Construction Management Master's Degree Students

There are 30 colleges that offer a master’s degree in construction management. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

42 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for construction management students seekinga master's degree is Columbia University in the City of New York. Each year, around 31,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 master's degrees were handed out to construction management majors at Columbia. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

37 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in construction management. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,132 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 master's degrees were handed out to construction management majors at Louisiana State University. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

35 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at El Paso is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in construction management. Each year, around 25,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,193 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,497 per year.

The construction management program at The University of Texas at El Paso awarded 35 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 26% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
33 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Drexel University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in construction management. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,146 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,181 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 master's degrees were handed out to construction management majors at Drexel. Of these students, 15% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

32 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for construction management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arizona State University - Tempe. Each year, around 53,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 master's degrees were handed out to construction management majors at ASU - Tempe. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#6

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, Massachusetts
27 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wentworth Institute of Technology is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in construction management. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,700 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their master's degree in construction management from WIT. Of these students, 22% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
27 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stevens Institute of Technology comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in construction management. Each year, around 7,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,134 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,680 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 master's degrees were handed out to construction management majors at Stevens. About 26% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Newschool of Architecture and Design

San Diego, California
21 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Newschool of Architecture and Design comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in construction management. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,786 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,658 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their master's degree in construction management from Newschool of Architecture and Design. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#9

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
20 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Skysong comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in construction management. Roughly 45,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their master's degree in construction management from ASU - Skysong. Of these students, 20% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

16 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - East Bay comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in construction management. Roughly 16,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The construction management program at California State University - East Bay awarded 16 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#10

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
16 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in construction management. Roughly 48,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

The construction management program at University of Southern California awarded 16 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#12

New York University

New York, New York
15 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in construction management. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their master's degree in construction management from NYU. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#13

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
13 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Connecticut State University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in construction management. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,378 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degrees were handed out to construction management majors at CCSU. About 31% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
10 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New England Institute of Technology comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in construction management. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,320 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 master's degrees were handed out to construction management majors at New England Tech. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#15

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
9 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in construction management. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

The construction management program at Virginia Tech awarded 9 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 11% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
8 Yearly Graduations

Clemson University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in construction management. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

The construction management program at Clemson University awarded 8 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#17

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for construction management majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Miami. Each year, around 17,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 master's degrees were handed out to construction management majors at U Miami. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#18

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women

University of Kansas comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in construction management. Each year, around 27,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 master's degrees were handed out to construction management majors at KU.

#18

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kennesaw State University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in construction management. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,328 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 master's degrees were handed out to construction management majors at KSU Georgia.

#20

Manhattan College

Riverdale, New York
3 Yearly Graduations

The 20th most popular school in the country for construction management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Manhattan College. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,972 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their master's degree in construction management from Manhattan.

Construction Management Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Construction Management 388

Below are some popular majors that are similar to construction management that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 128,188
Accounting 20,770
Management Sciences & Methods 12,583
Business & Commerce 9,486
Human Resource Management 8,943

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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