Construction Management Schools

As a professor or instructor of construction management classes at one of the 655 accredited construction management schools in the country, you play a important role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in construction management, which encompasses construction management training at the following levels:

  • Construction Management Certificate
  • Associates degree in Construction Management
  • Bachelors degree in Construction Management
  • Masters degree in Construction Management


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Construction management professionals

2,132,350 2,189,570 2,175,590 1,943,090 1,782,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 1,782,030 construction management professionals were working in the US. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of construction management professionals has shrunk by 16%.

This decline is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Construction management professionals

10th percentile
$37,510
25th percentile
$46,888
50th percentile
$60,348
75th percentile
$78,368
90th percentile
$100,430

Construction management professionals in the US earned a median salary of $60,348 per year in 2010. The median yearly salary for construction management professionals in the US was 4% less than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Construction Management

$53,808 $55,906 $58,260 $59,586 $60,348
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for construction management professionals have grown by 12%.

Educational Trends

National Construction Management Student enrollment growth by degree

1,723 1,903 2,018 2,179 2,356
2,885 3,249 3,875 4,297 4,691
0 0 0 0 0
211 237 228 312 411
4,563 4,618 3,423 3,059 4,187
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Construction Management
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Construction Management
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Construction Management
  • Grey: Certificate in Construction Management

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for construction management professionals. And the story on the educational front is similar. In 2006, 9,382 students graduated from construction management degree programs in the US. In 2010, 11,645 students graduated from construction management schools.

This represents a 24% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from construction management courses is greater than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Construction Management Programs offered Nationwide

associate
281
bachelor
136
master
22
doctor
0
Certificate
346
Total785

As student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering construction management programs has also increased. There were 414 construction management schools across the country in 2006. And there were 655 schools in 2010.

Construction Management Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. California83 Schools
  2. Florida36 Schools
  3. Illinois33 Schools
  4. Texas32 Schools
  5. Ohio28 Schools
  6. Missouri25 Schools
  7. Michigan24 Schools
  8. Pennsylvania22 Schools
  9. Arizona21 Schools
  10. New York18 Schools
  11. North Carolina18 Schools
  12. Indiana16 Schools
  13. Washington State16 Schools
  14. Oklahoma15 Schools
  15. Colorado14 Schools
  16. Virginia14 Schools
  17. Iowa13 Schools
  18. Tennessee13 Schools
  19. Maryland12 Schools
  20. South Carolina12 Schools
  21. Georgia12 Schools
  22. Wisconsin11 Schools
  23. Minnesota11 Schools
  24. West Virginia10 Schools
  25. Oregon10 Schools
  26. Utah10 Schools
  27. New Mexico10 Schools
  28. Kansas9 Schools
  29. Alabama9 Schools
  30. Louisiana9 Schools
  31. Mississippi8 Schools
  32. South Dakota8 Schools
  33. Nebraska7 Schools
  34. North Dakota6 Schools
  35. Arkansas6 Schools
  36. Montana6 Schools
  37. Nevada6 Schools
  38. Kentucky5 Schools
  39. Massachusetts5 Schools
  40. Wyoming4 Schools
  41. Alaska4 Schools
  42. Maine4 Schools
  43. Idaho4 Schools
  44. New Jersey4 Schools
  45. Delaware3 Schools
  46. Rhode Island2 Schools
  47. Connecticut2 Schools
  48. Hawaii2 Schools
  49. Vermont2 Schools
  50. Washington DC1 Schools

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