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2022 Most Popular Construction Management Schools

162 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 Most Popular Construction Management Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 162 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.

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

Our 2022 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 medium-sized 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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The excellent programs at Wentworth Institute of Technology helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best construction management schools in the United States. Located in the city of Boston, WIT is a private not-for-profit college 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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#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Virginia Tech. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Management Schools list. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Appalachian State University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Management Schools list. Located in the town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public school with a very 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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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 very large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo.

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Kennesaw State University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Management Schools ranking. KSU Georgia is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Kennesaw.

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#7

Everglades University

Boca Raton, FL

Everglades University landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. Located in the small city of Boca Raton, Everglades U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#8

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. 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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#8

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

Pittsburg State University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Management Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Pittsburg, Pitt State is a public college with a medium-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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Kent State University at Kent ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Management Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Kent, Kent State is a public school with a very 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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Brigham Young University - Idaho ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Management Schools list. BYU - I is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the distant 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 landed the #12 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Provo.

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#13

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Construction Management Schools list. Located in the town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public school 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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Illinois State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for construction management students. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public college 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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#15

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

With a ranking of #15, Kirkwood Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for construction management students. Located in the medium-sized city of Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#16

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Indiana State University landed the #16 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. Indiana State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Terre Haute.

While working on their degree, construction management majors at Indiana State accumulate an average of around $24,026 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $249.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato landed the #17 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. 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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California State University - East Bay landed the #18 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. Located in the suburb of Hayward, Cal State East Bay is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Management Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Menomonie, UW - Stout is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#20

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Construction Management Schools ranking. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit school with a very 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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Roger Williams 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. RWU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Bristol.

The average amount in student loans that construction management majors at RWU take out is $26,185. 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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Boise 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. Boise State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Boise.

While working on their degree, construction management majors at Boise State accumulate an average of around $26,000 in student debt. 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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#23

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI

Eastern Michigan University landed the #23 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular construction management programs. Located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan is a public college with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that construction management majors at Eastern Michigan take out is $19,991. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $207.

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The University of Texas at El Paso did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for construction management students. It came in at #23 on the list. UTEP is a very large public school located in the city of El Paso.

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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
25 Newschool of Architecture and Design San Diego, CA
26 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
26 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
26 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
29 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
30 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
31 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
32 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA
32 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA

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 3,461
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.

  • 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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