More than 90 percent of those in construction management are male, but FIU is working to change that. When the FIU construction management program began, more than 46 years ago, few, if any, women enrolled in the program or could see themselves working in a male-dominated industry.

Today, close to 40 percent of the program’s master’s degree students are female, and the number of those enrolled in the bachelor’s degree are growing in face-to-face and online-only formats. With the effects of coronavirus and remote learning, the numbers are climbing.

“We are proud of our increasing diversity and top rankings,” says Jose Faria, interim chair of the Moss Department of Construction Management. “Many of our students are from our community and end up working on projects within South Florida, like the new guitar-shaped Hard Rock Hotel.”

In 2018, the Moss Department of Construction Management ranked No. 2 in Florida; No. 9 Construction School in the South; and as the No. 34 Construction School in the United States, according to Construction-Colleges.

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