School and Ranking Information
Students in Chicago can study construction management though an associate's or bachelor's degree program. While only a handful of schools in the city offer these programs, several more can be found in the outlying suburbs. Based on its national ranking, the following community college is considered one of the top schools in Chicago for construction management.
- Winner: City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College offers an Associate in Applied Science in Construction Management. Students in this program complete a mix of business and construction management courses.
School Info Chart
|Category||City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College|
|Rankings||48th among America's Best Community Colleges (2013)*|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$3,070 (in-district); $5,961 (in-state); $7,498 (out-of-state)**|
|Construction Management Degrees Offered||Associate in Applied Science|
|Construction Management Degrees Awarded (2012-2013)||5**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||26%**|
Sources: *Washington Monthly, **NCES College Navigator
City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College
- Kennedy-King College was a finalist for the Aspen Institute's Prize for Community College Excellence in 2014
- All construction management students complete a professional development course
- Training in construction trades is offered at Kennedy-King College's Dawson Technical Institute
Named for Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College had nearly 6,000 students as of Fall 2013. The school offers numerous construction technology and drafting programs in areas like bricklaying, concrete masonry, construction carpentry and painting, as well as construction management.
Kennedy-King College's associate's degree program in construction management covers building construction methods, blueprints and specifications, construction cost estimating and project management, among other topics. Graduates of this program might find work as construction managers, cost estimators or first-line supervisors of workers in construction trades and/or extraction.