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2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

There are about 1,512 students enrolled in Construction Engineering in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

802

Vs. National Avg.

-95%

popularity Rank

#302

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$31K

Vs. National Avg.

29%

cost Rank

#120

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$50K

Vs. National Avg.

25%

salary Rank

#54

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

26%

professors Rank

#48

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

9%

students Rank

#91

SUMMARY

Going to school for Construction Engineering is not only a valuable choice, but commonly an obligatory first step for undergrads seeking to begin a career as a construction project engineer, a construction estimator, or a heavy equipment operator. In fact, construction engineering is a ​unique degree coming in at the 268th most popular major. Last academic year, there were 553 construction engineering graduates. In-state tuition for construction engineering at private colleges is, on average, 4.3 times more expensive than their public counterparts.

With just 26 colleges offering construction engineering there could be a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other construction engineering undergrads, consider looking at institutions in Oregon which have more undergrads admitted to construction engineering than any other state. More generally, the top region to study construction engineering is in the Great Lakes region with Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, and Purdue University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to study construction engineering is the Pacific-12 Conference with Arizona State University-Tempe representing the conference. That being said, our belief is that the best college for construction engineering is New York University. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The overall 'best' school does not have to be the best school for you. There can be a bunch more angels to weigh when deciding on ​university. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would modify your thoughts of which school to attend. At authority.org, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which construction engineering college has the best campus, the answer is New York University. If, for example, you are primarily interested in which university is home to the finest campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more in order to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and from that list, our selection for the school with the best student life for construction engineering is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our decisions will probably shock you.

If expense is a primary deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding New York University. New York University&nbspis our most expensive school for construction engineering, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the price tag at New York University&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you might be interested to know that construction engineering is the 280th most expensive major in the nation, with an average bill of $25,500. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for construction engineering on our list is New York demonstrated by a cost of $50,684 at New York University. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the U.S. for construction engineering is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for construction engineering is the Southwest region which is represented by Texas A & M University-Commerce with a cost of $17,460, Lamar University with a cost of $16,160, and Texas Tech University with a cost of $16,704. In better news, the most affordable school for construction engineering is Kennesaw State University. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $10,100 for a degree in construction engineering. The cost inflates substantially to a median of $25,300 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the university with the best value for construction engineering: New York University. Here you will find our comprehensive list of the schools we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. With that said, this list is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for construction engineering students can differ, but two years after leaving college students will typically earn around $67,200. There can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can bring in up to $95,400. Even right out of school, the minimum earning jobs within the construction engineering field make $47,100, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates from construction engineering graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University&nbspand if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of construction engineering sits subpar, arriving in the 35th percentile of all majors. The school with the highest composite diversity for construction engineering is New York University&nbspand here you can find our general list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Construction Engineering ranks only in the 79th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 41st percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share at 61% of scholars majoring in construction engineering. Additionally, 85% of undergrads seeking a construction engineering major are men.

The median rating of construction engineering professors is 4 stars, which is exactly the median score for all majors; which is a fine. If you are looking for the most popular construction engineering instructor in the nation, consider looking up Dean Kashiwagi from Arizona State University-Tempe. This may surprise you, but the top rated construction engineering professors from student rankings come from Arizona State University-Tempe. If we including data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing the overall best professors for construction engineering is New York University. You will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the top examples of instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for construction engineering is New York University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have an extensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we do hope you believe that looking at university with a perspective primarily formed from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We encourage you to look at some of our more focused pages on different schools and explore some of Authority's helpful background articles on essential things to look out for as your college search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

New York University

New York, NY | www.nyu.edu/

21%

Acceptance

58,361

Students

#23

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA | www.vt.edu/

66%

Acceptance

38,350

Students

#130

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX | www.ttu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

41,909

Students

#406

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC | www.ncsu.edu/

46%

Acceptance

40,537

Students

#136

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT | www.utah.edu/

79%

Acceptance

38,335

Students

#354

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA | calpoly.edu/

38%

Acceptance

22,817

Students

#114

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE | www.unl.edu/

78%

Acceptance

32,498

Students

#399

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

Iowa State University

Ames, IA | www.iastate.edu/

88%

Acceptance

35,319

Students

#375

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ | https://www.arizona.edu/

85%

Acceptance

49,966

Students

#391

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL | www.ua.edu/

80%

Acceptance

42,096

Students

#403

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI | www.marquette.edu/

82%

Acceptance

12,601

Students

#177

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

B

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

Fargo, ND | https://www.ndsu.edu/

94%

Acceptance

14,384

Students

#867

Ranking

$14K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI | https://manoa.hawaii.edu/

84%

Acceptance

20,702

Students

#407

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR | https://oregonstate.edu/

82%

Acceptance

37,586

Students

#432

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

California Baptist University

Riverside, CA | www.calbaptist.edu/

80%

Acceptance

13,374

Students

#1110

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green, OH | www.bgsu.edu/

75%

Acceptance

20,945

Students

#1245

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

Bradley University

Peoria, IL | www.bradley.edu/

73%

Acceptance

6,377

Students

#431

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

Washington State University

Pullman, WA | wsu.edu/

80%

Acceptance

35,394

Students

#513

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, SC | www.citadel.edu/

80%

Acceptance

4,409

Students

#420

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

F

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

National University

La Jolla, CA | www.nu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

28,694

Students

#2245

Ranking

$13K

Tuition

B

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX | https://www.uta.edu/

88%

Acceptance

61,457

Students

#797

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Construction Engineering

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV | www.unlv.edu/

81%

Acceptance

34,979

Students

#724

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

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