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Top Schools for Construction Engineering

Find out which top schools offer degree programs in construction engineering. Learn what four universities have to offer in terms of academic rankings and degree options, and 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.

1. Stanford University in Stanford, CA

School Highlight: Incorporates the consideration of economic and ecological impact, as well as social-equity interests, in their Construction Program, which uses sustainable development as a guide.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Stanford University #4 among national universities in 2015. The university offers a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Construction Engineering and Management.

2. Bradley University in Peoria, IL

School Highlight: Seniors gain hand-on experience with student projects like the SAE Formula car competition and the ASCE Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge competition.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Bradley University fourth among the best regional universities in the Midwest in 2015. 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, WA

School Highlight: Boasts as one of the most successful public research colleges in the country.

The University of Washington ranked #27 among graduate engineering schools in 2016 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 Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Engineering, which is one of the few fully online master's degree program in the U.S. focused on that field.

Top Construction Engineering Schools

School Name Distinction Location
California State University To be fully admitted into Civil Engineering Major, min. cumulative 2.5 GPA is required Long Beach, CA
Iowa State University 90% job placement for Construction Engineering grads Ames, IA
North Carolina State University BS in Civil Engineering, BS in Eng. & Construction Management, BS in Environmental Eng. Raleigh, NC
Oregon State University Focus on outreach and research Corvallis, OR
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
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