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2021 Most Popular Construction Management Schools

153 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 Most Popular Construction Management Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 153 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Construction Management program at each school on the list.

Check out the construction management programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our 2021 rankings named Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College the most popular school in the United States for construction management students. Louisiana State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge.

After completing their degree, construction management graduates from Louisiana State University carry an average student debt load of $19,229. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $200, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 153 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Wentworth Institute of Technology landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the city of Boston, WIT is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their degree, construction management majors at WIT accumulate an average of around $30,583 in student debt. 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 Arizona State University - Tempe. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Construction Management Schools list. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe.

The average amount in student loans that construction management majors at ASU - Tempe take out is $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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#4

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Virginia Tech is a great place for construction management students. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent programs at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best construction management schools in the United States. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo.

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#6

Everglades University

Boca Raton, FL

With a ranking of #6, Everglades University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction management students. Located in the small city of Boca Raton, Everglades U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #7, Appalachian State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction management students. Located in the distant town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, construction management graduates from Appalachian State carry an average student debt load of $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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#8

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

Gwinnett Technical College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. Located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#9

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

Pittsburg State University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. Located in the town of Pittsburg, Pitt State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Construction Management majors at Pitt State take out an average of $24,070 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $250.

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#10

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Management Schools list. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Clemson.

The average amount in student loans that construction management majors at Clemson take out is $25,625. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $266, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#11

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, construction management graduates from Drexel take out $29,500 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $306, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #12, University of Wisconsin - Stout did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction management students. Located in the distant town of Menomonie, UW - Stout is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Brigham Young University - Idaho came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Management Schools ranking. BYU - I is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the town of Rexburg.

The average amount in student loans that construction management majors at BYU - I take out is $13,690. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $142.

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Brigham Young University - Provo came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Management Schools ranking. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Provo.

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Central Connecticut State University ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Management Schools list. Located in the large suburb of New Britain, CCSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, construction management graduates from CCSU carry an average student debt load of $26,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $270.

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#16

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

Kennesaw State University landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. KSU Georgia is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Kennesaw.

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#17

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

With a ranking of #17, Ferris State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction management students. Located in the town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, construction management graduates from Ferris carry an average student debt load of $19,700. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $204.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Management Schools ranking. Minnesota State Mankato is a large public school located in the city of Mankato.

The average amount in student loans that construction management majors at Minnesota State Mankato take out is $25,987. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $270.

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With a ranking of #19, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction management students. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, construction management majors at UMN Twin Cities accumulate an average of around $20,500 in student debt. 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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Illinois State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for construction management students. It came in at #20 on the list. Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public school with a fairly 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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Weber State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for construction management students. It came in at #21 on the list. Located in the small city of Ogden, WSU is a public college with a very large student population.

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Washington State University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Management Schools ranking. Wazzu is a fairly large public school located in the town of Pullman.

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Kent State University at Kent landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. Located in the suburb of Kent, Kent State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, construction management graduates from Kent State take out $21,500 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
24 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
25 Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN
26 Newschool of Architecture and Design San Diego, CA
27 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
28 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
28 Savannah Technical College Savannah, GA
28 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN

Construction Management by Region

View the Most Popular Construction Management Schools for a specific region near you.

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.

  • 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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