Construction Management isn't the most popular master's program in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #174 in popularity out of 343 majors in the country. So, you may have to do some digging around to find quality schools that offer the degree program. This list can help with that.
College Factual looked at 22 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Construction Management Master's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 335 master's degrees in construction management during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Choosing a Great Construction Management School for Your Master's Degree
The construction management master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality construction management program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:
Overall Quality Is a Must
The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a school's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.
Average Early-Career Salaries
Average early-career salary of those graduating with their master's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. After all, your master's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.
Other Factors We Consider
The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.
Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to construction management students as compared to other majors.
Major Demand - The number of construction management students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
Student Debt - How much debt construction management students go into to obtain their master's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized construction management related body.
Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for construction management students working on their master's degree.
Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Construction Management Master's Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.
Featured Construction Management Programs
Learn about start dates, transferring credits, availability of financial aid, and more by contacting the universities below.
Columbia University in the City of New York is a good decision for students interested in a master's degree in construction management. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York.
Those construction management students who get their master's degree from Columbia University in the City of New York receive $19,240 more than the typical construction management grad.
Any student who is interested in a master's degree in construction management has to look into Drexel University. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia.
Master's recipients from the construction management major at Drexel University make $6,438 above the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.
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).