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Top Schools for Construction Engineering

Find out which top schools offer degree programs in construction engineering. Learn what three universities have to offer in terms of academic rankings and degree options, and use the table at the end of the resource to find other schools in the U.S. that offer programs for construction engineers.

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Construction engineers are responsible for a broad range of construction projects, including roads, bridges and buildings. They coordinate with different professionals involved in the construction process, such as contractors, architects and project managers. Formal education programs, which can lead to a graduate degree in civil or construction engineering, can be found at the three schools featured below, each of which is nationally or regionally ranked.

Top U.S. Schools with Construction Engineering Programs

1. Stanford University in CA

U.S. News & World Report ranked Stanford University fifth among national universities in 2012. The university offers a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Construction Engineering and Management.

2. Bradley University in Peoria, IL

U.S. News & World Report ranked Bradley University sixth among the best regional universities in the Midwest in 2012. The university offers an undergraduate program in construction and a graduate program in civil engineering with a concentration in construction.

3. University of Washington in Seattle

The University of Washington ranked 42nd among national universities in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report and is known as a commuter university with cutting-edge research. The university offers a master's degree in construction engineering, which is the only fully online master's degree program in the U.S. focused on that field.

List of Ten Good Construction Engineering Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Bradley University 93% of graduates obtain employment within six months of graduation Peoria, IL
California State University Fieldwork experience requirement Long Beach, CA
Iowa State University Largest construction engineering program in the U.S. Ames, IA
North Carolina State University Listed as one of the best 376 colleges in the U.S. by The Princeton Review Raleigh, NC
Oregon State University Focus on outreach and research Corvallis, OR
Stanford University Faculty members include Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners Stanford, CA
University of North Texas One of largest public universities in the U.S. Denton, TX
University of Texas Enrollment in the construction engineering program is limited to 50 students Austin, TX
University of Toledo Associate's and bachelor's degree programs available Toledo, OH
University of Washington Student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1 Seattle, WA

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