May 30, 2018

Construction management degree ranked 'best value'


A new study has ranked the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree from the NDSU Department of Construction Management and Engineering as one of the nation’s best values.

Value Schoolslooked at the more than 100 colleges and universities that offer accredited construction management degrees and ranked NDSU 24th overall.

“Our construction management program at NDSU is one of the fastest growing majors in the College of Engineering, and our graduates are in very high demand,” said Michael Kessler, dean of the College of Engineering. “It’s great to be recognized for the tremendous value of a bachelor’s degree in construction management from NDSU – a student-focused, world-class education at an affordable cost.”

The ranking was based on three factors:

·      Annual cost

·      Return on investment

·      National reputation

In addition to its affordable tuition and high job placement rate, NDSU’s construction management program was recognized for providing one of the most rigorous construction educations in the world and giving students access to state-of-the art labs and equipment.

“Through our hands-on learning style and a built-in minor in business administration we are able to equip our graduates with a combination of business management, technology and engineering skills that make them highly-successful in their careers,” said Jerry Gao, interim department chair.

The 2017 NDSU Career Outcomes Report found 96 percent of construction management graduates found a full-time job with a median starting salary of $55,000.

NDSU first offered a construction management degree in 1970. The program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

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