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2022 Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Construction Trades

437 Colleges in the United States
5,991 Associate Degrees
Construction Trades isn't the most popular associate program in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #22 in popularity out of 38 majors in the country. So, it might take a little more work to find colleges and universities that offer the degree program.

College Factual looked at 437 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Construction Trades ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 5,991 associate degrees in construction trades to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Construction Trades School for Your Associate Degree

Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Construction Trades The construction trades associate degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. As an aid in helping you pick the right school for you, we created our Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Construction Trades ranking.

A high popularity ranking isn't always a sign that a school has a great overall quality ranking for construction trades, but it does mean that many students are choosing the school for some reason. Sometimes this is because the school offers a great educational experience, it is a good value, or it is highly focused on the program.

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We have also developed a number of other rankings to help guide you in your decision-making process. To begin with, if this is not the degree level you are most interested in, you may want to check out one of the others noted above. If you would prefer to limit your search to a specific state or region of the county, see our rankings by location. On top of that, you can visit our other rankings for construction trades.

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Below you'll see a list of the most popular colleges and universities for pursuing an associate degree in construction trades. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Most Well Attended Schools for Construction Trades Students Working on Their Associate

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN
606 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In IN
#1 Best Quality In IN

Ivy Tech Community College is one of the most popular schools in the United States for getting an associate degree in construction trades. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Indiana.

There were approximately 606 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at Ivy Tech Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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354 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In HI
#1 Best Quality In HI

You'll be surrounded by many like-minded peers at Honolulu Community College if you wish to pursue an associate degree in construction trades. Honolulu CC is a small public college located in the city of Honolulu. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Hawaii.

There were about 354 construction trades individuals who graduated with this degree at Honolulu CC in the most recent year we have data available.

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150 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In TX
#1 Best Quality In TX

Every student pursuing a degree in an associate degree in construction trades needs to check out Texas State Technical College. Located in the city of Waco, TSTC is a public college with a large student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Texas.

There were about 150 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at TSTC in the most recent year we have data available.

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117 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NY
#2 Best Quality In NY

Alfred State College is one of the most popular schools in the United States for getting an associate degree in construction trades. Alfred State is a small public college located in the town of Alfred. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in New York.

There were roughly 117 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at Alfred State in the most recent year we have data available.

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105 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In PA
#3 Best Quality In PA

Penn College is a small public college located in the city of Williamsport. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #3 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Pennsylvania.

There were approximately 105 construction trades individuals who graduated with this degree at Penn College in the most recent year we have data available.

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93 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MO
#1 Best Quality In MO

Located in the rural area of Linn, STC is a public college with a small student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Missouri.

There were about 93 construction trades individuals who graduated with this degree at STC in the most recent year we have data available.

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87 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In NY
#1 Best Quality In NY

HVCC is a medium-sized public college located in the small city of Troy. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in New York.

There were about 87 construction trades individuals who graduated with this degree at HVCC in the most recent data year.

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87 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MN
#1 Best Quality In MN

Located in the city of Minneapolis, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Minnesota.

There were roughly 87 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at Dunwoody College of Technology in the most recent data year.

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81 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In IL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Lincoln Tech - Melrose Park is a fairly small private for-profit college located in the large suburb of Melrose Park.

There were approximately 81 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at Lincoln Tech - Melrose Park in the most recent year we have data available.

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80 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In OK
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the town of Okmulgee, OSU Institute of Technology is a public university with a small student population.

There were roughly 80 construction trades individuals who graduated with this degree at OSU Institute of Technology in the most recent data year.

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79 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In SD
#1 Best Quality In SD

Located in the rural area of Mitchell, Mitchell Tech is a public college with a small student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in South Dakota.

There were approximately 79 construction trades individuals who graduated with this degree at Mitchell Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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77 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MI
#1 Best Quality In MI

Located in the suburb of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Community College is a public college with a large student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Michigan.

There were about 77 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at Washtenaw Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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72 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In PA
#2 Best Quality In PA

Located in the city of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a public college with a small student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #2 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Pennsylvania.

There were about 72 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in the most recent year we have data available.

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67 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NE
#1 Best Quality In NE

Northeast is a moderately-sized public college located in the town of Norfolk. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Nebraska.

There were approximately 67 construction trades individuals who graduated with this degree at Northeast in the most recent year we have data available.

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66 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In KY
#1 Best Quality In KY

Located in the city of Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is a public college with a medium-sized student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Kentucky.

There were about 66 construction trades individuals who graduated with this degree at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#16

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, NY
65 Annual Associate Degrees
#3 Most Popular In NY
#5 Best Quality In NY

SUNY Delhi is a small public school located in the town of Delhi. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #5 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in New York.

There were approximately 65 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at SUNY Delhi in the most recent data year.

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61 Annual Associate Degrees
#3 Most Popular In PA
#11 Best Quality In PA

Located in the rural area of New Castle, New Castle School of Trades is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

There were approximately 61 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at New Castle School of Trades in the most recent data year.

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59 Annual Associate Degrees
#4 Most Popular In PA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

CCAC is a large public college located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

There were roughly 59 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at CCAC in the most recent year we have data available.

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59 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In KY
#2 Best Quality In KY

Owensboro Community and Technical College is a small public college located in the rural area of Owensboro. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #2 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Kentucky.

There were roughly 59 construction trades individuals who graduated with this degree at Owensboro Community and Technical College in the most recent year we have data available.

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55 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In CA
#1 Best Quality In CA

Los Angeles Trade Technical College is a fairly large public college located in the large city of Los Angeles. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in California.

There were approximately 55 construction trades individuals who graduated with this degree at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in the most recent year we have data available.

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55 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In LA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

SOWELA is a small public college located in the city of Lake Charles.

There were about 55 construction trades individuals who graduated with this degree at SOWELA in the most recent year we have data available.

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52 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In MN
#3 Best Quality In MN

Located in the rural area of Rosemount, DCTC is a public college with a small student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Minnesota.

There were about 52 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at DCTC in the most recent year we have data available.

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47 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NC
#3 Best Quality In NC

Located in the large suburb of Raleigh, Wake Technical Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #3 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in North Carolina.

There were approximately 47 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at Wake Technical Community College in the most recent data year.

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#24

Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN
45 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In IN
#2 Best Quality In IN

Vincennes University is a fairly large public university located in the town of Vincennes. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #2 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in Indiana.

There were approximately 45 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at Vincennes University in the most recent data year.

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43 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In NC
#1 Best Quality In NC

Richmond Community College is a small public college located in the distant town of Hamlet. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in construction trades in North Carolina.

There were roughly 43 construction trades students who graduated with this degree at Richmond Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#26

Triangle Tech - Bethlehem

Bethlehem, PA
#30

Triangle Tech - Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA
#31

Pitt Community College

Winterville, NC

#31

Johnson College

Scranton, PA

#33

Triton College

River Grove, IL
#39

Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY
#39

Triangle Tech - Dubois

Falls Creek, PA

#46

Triangle Tech - Greensburg

Greensburg, PA
#48

Rosedale Technical College

Pittsburgh, PA
#48

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Construction Trades badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 437 different United States construction trades schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
48 Laurel Business Institute Uniontown, PA
48 Rosedale Technical College Pittsburgh, PA
52 Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield, ME
52 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
52 Mt. Hood Community College Gresham, OR
55 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
55 East Mississippi Community College Scooba, MS
55 Portland Community College Portland, OR
55 Alpena Community College Alpena, MI
59 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
59 Universidad del Turabo Gurabo, PR
59 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
59 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
63 John Tyler Community College Chester, VA
63 Jones County Junior College Ellisville, MS
63 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
63 Reading Area Community College Reading, PA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Construction Trades students that almost earned our Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Construction Trades award.

Rank College Location
67 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
67 Triangle Tech - Sunbury Sunbury, PA
69 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
69 Lincoln College of Technology - Columbia Columbia, MD
69 Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls, MN
69 Pratt Community College Pratt, KS
69 Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
69 Delta College University Center, MI
69 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
76 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
76 Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, IA
76 Lake Superior College Duluth, MN
76 Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood, PA
80 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
80 Hawaii Community College Hilo, HI
80 Fullerton College Fullerton, CA
80 Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit, MS
80 Norco College Norco, CA
85 Lansing Community College Lansing, MI
85 Coyne College Chicago, IL
85 Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA
85 Bates Technical College Tacoma, WA

Construction Trades by Region

View the Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Construction Trades for a specific region near you.

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

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Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 3,178
Building Management & Inspection 1,412
Construction 556
Carpentry 533
Plumbing & Water Supply 230
Masonry 50
Other Construction 32

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 19,966
Personal & Culinary Services 9,697
Precision Production 4,780
Transportation & Materials Moving 1,722

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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