Top Schools for Construction Engineering

Jan 10, 2020

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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Students who wish to become construction engineers can find relevant programs at highly-ranked school, including Stanford University, California State University, Bradley University, and the University of Washington. 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 four schools we have profiled, each of which is nationally or regionally ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

Stanford University in Stanford, CA

U.S. News & World Report ranked Stanford University tied at 6th among national universities in 2020. The university offers a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Construction Engineering and Management. The construction program uses sustainable development as a guide to consider social-equity factors, economic impact, and ecological effects of building projects.

Bradley University in Peoria, IL

U.S. News & World Report ranked Bradley University 4th among the best regional universities in the Midwest in 2020. The university offers an undergraduate program in construction and a graduate program in civil engineering with a concentration in construction. Seniors gain hands-on experience with student projects like the SAE Formula car competition and the ASCE Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge competition.

University of Washington in Seattle

The University of Washington ranked #20 (tie) among graduate engineering schools in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report. This commuter university is known for its cutting-edge research. The university offers an online master's degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Engineering, one of the few fully online master's degree programs in this field.

California State University

California State University in Long Beach was ranked as the 5th best public school in the country by U.S. News and World Report in 2020. The school offers a bachelor's degree in construction engineering management and a master's degree in civil engineering with a specialization in construction management. To be fully admitted into the civil engineering program, a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA is required.

Top Construction Engineering Schools

Other top schools for construction engineering include the following:

School Name Distinction Location
Iowa State University Has a 90% job placement for Construction Engineering graduates Ames, IA
North Carolina State University Offers a BS in Civil Engineering, a BS in Eng. & Construction Management, and a BS in Environmental Eng. Raleigh, NC
Oregon State University Has a 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 Offers graduate degrees in construction engineering Austin, TX
University of Toledo Associate's and bachelor's degree programs are available Toledo, OH

Prospective students looking for a program in construction engineering can compare schools by looking at rankings, job placement rates, and program requirements. Students may also consider hands-on experience and research opportunities.

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