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2022 Best Construction Management Schools

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

Finding the Best Construction Management School for You

In 2019-2020, 3,473 people earned a degree or certificate in construction management, making the major the #21 most popular in the United States.

Today's business students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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. Our analysis looked at 112 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for business students.

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2022 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 school with a very 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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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is a great place for construction management students. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo.

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#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

The excellent programs at Virginia Tech helped the school earn the #3 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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Out of the 112 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Wentworth Institute of Technology landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large 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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The excellent programs at Stevens Institute of Technology 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 suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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University of Southern California ranked #6 on this year’s Best Construction Management Schools 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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Roger Williams University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Construction Management Schools ranking. 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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San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for construction management students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the rural area of Visalia, San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that construction management majors at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia take out is $20,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $208, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Dunwoody College of Technology landed the #9 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best construction management programs. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Construction Management Schools list. Louisiana State University is a fairly 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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#11

New York University

New York, NY

With a ranking of #11, New York University did quite well on this year’s best schools for construction management students. NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #12 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 school 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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#13

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for construction management students. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a very large student population.

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Milwaukee School of Engineering ranked #14 on this year’s Best Construction Management Schools list. MSOE is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

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#15

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan College ranked #15 on this year’s Best Construction Management Schools list. Located in the city of Riverdale, Manhattan is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Illinois State University landed the #16 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best construction management programs. Located in the suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public college with a very large student population.

Construction Management majors at Illinois State take out an average of $21,375 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $222, 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
17 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
18 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
19 Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
20 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
21 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
22 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ

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 3,461
Construction Project Management 12

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 404,734
Accounting 101,094
Finance & Financial Management 57,893
General Business/Commerce 55,749
Marketing 52,262

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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