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2021 Best Construction Management Schools

124 Colleges
$62,233 Avg Salary
$25,516 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Construction Management School for You

In 2018-2019, 3,664 people earned a degree or certificate in construction management, making the major the #21 most popular in the United States.

There are so many business programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Business Degree Central has developed this Best Construction Management Schools ranking. This report analyzed 124 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for business students.

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2021 Best Construction Management Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Construction Management Colleges.

Top 15% Best Construction Management Schools

Our analysis found Columbia University in the City of New York to be the best school for construction management students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, construction management graduates from Columbia carry an average student debtload of $43,500. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $507, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Stevens Institute of Technology. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Construction Management Schools list. Located in the suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Wentworth Institute of Technology. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Construction Management Schools list. Located in the city of Boston, WIT is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

On average, construction management graduates from WIT take out $30,583 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $339, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Construction Management Schools list. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo.

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#5

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

The excellent programs at Virginia Tech helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best construction management schools in the United States. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #6, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for construction management students. Louisiana State University is a very large public school located in the city of Baton Rouge.

While working on their degree, construction management majors at Louisiana State University accumulate an average of around $19,229 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $200, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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New York University

New York, NY

New York University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best construction management programs. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

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Minnesota State Community and Technical College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Construction Management Schools ranking. M State is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Fergus Falls.

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University of Southern California did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for construction management students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Michigan Technological University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best construction management programs. Located in the remote town of Houghton, Michigan Tech is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Construction Management Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that construction management majors at UMN Twin Cities take out is $20,500. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $213, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Roger Williams University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Construction Management Schools list. RWU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Bristol.

While working on their degree, construction management majors at RWU accumulate an average of around $26,185 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $272, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Construction Management Schools ranking. Located in the town of Menomonie, UW - Stout is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Arizona State University - Tempe ranked #14 on this year’s Best Construction Management Schools list. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the city of Tempe.

After completing their degree, construction management graduates from ASU - Tempe carry an average student debtload of $26,386. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $294, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Construction Management Schools award.

Rank College Location
15 Illinois State University Normal, IL
16 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
17 Washington State University Pullman, WA
18 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
19 McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL

Construction Management by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 21 majors within the business area of study, construction management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Construction Management Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Construction Management 3,664

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to RudolfSimon.

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