There are typically 50 to 60 Construction Engineering and Project Management graduate students, from approximately 20 different countries, one-half of whom are PhD candidates. The backgrounds of the student body range from recent graduates to engineers with many years of experience, which provides a diverse forum for exchange of ideas, cultures, interests, and friendships. Several students are sponsored by government agencies and are on leave from active duty in the armed forces. The majority of CEPM students are involved with the Graduate Student Organization (GSO).
The tenure-track faculty lead the CEPM effort and are supported by one emeritus and six adjunct faculty members. The faculty includes the only construction faculty member in the National Academy of Engineering. The adjunct faculty are industry leaders who provide valuable real-world experiences and application. During summer sessions, visiting faculty are often involved and share their insights into the engineering and construction industry. The cross-over research link with CII adds the unique industry and international impact of the program, as guest lectures are often presented by industry leaders and by faculty at other leading universities.
Since its establishment in the 1960's, the CEPM program has graduated over 700 masters and more than 100 PhDs. The graduates are widely dispersed in both industry and at leading universities around the world.