Construction education began at the Technology Division at the Cullen College of Engineering in 1958. The construction program became accredited under the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in 1968 and maintained accreditation for 36 years. In 2010, the Construction Management program became accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Since 2010 the program has grown to include over 400 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. Educational instruction is provided by six full-time faculty and 15-20 industry professionals (part-time instructors) that bring real-life projects to the classrooms.
The ACCE is a global advocate of quality construction education programs and promotes, supports, and accredits quality education programs. ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) as the accrediting agency for four-year baccalaureate degree programs in construction, construction science, construction management, and construction technology.