Construction Cost Estimates for College Dormitory, 2-3 Story in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a College Dormitory, 2-3 Story using US National Average costs from 2019 RSMeans cost data. If you would like to localize costs to your specific zip code, RSMeans Data Online allows you to easily localize the cost of your entire estimate to zip codes across the United States and Canada. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union and open shop labor for a 25,000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of College Dormitories models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2019 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available in RSMeans Data Online.

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College Dormitory, 2-3 Story Construction Cost Assumptions
Location:  US National Average
Story Count:  3
Story Height (L.F.):  12
Floor Area (S.F.):  25,000
Basement Included:  No
Data Release:  Year 2019
College, Dormitory, 2-3 Story with Brick Veneer / Reinforced Concrete
Cost Estimate (Standard Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
SubTotal $155.37 $3,884,369.70
Contractor Fees (General Conditions,Overhead,Profit) 25% $38.84 $971,092.43
Architectural Fees 7% $13.60 $339,882.35
Total Building Cost $207.81 $5,195,344.47
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
SubTotal $139.80 $3,494,979.61
Contractor Fees (General Conditions,Overhead,Profit) 25% $34.95 $873,744.90
Architectural Fees 7% $12.23 $305,810.72
Total Building Cost $186.98 $4,674,535.23
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College Dormitory, 2-3 Story (Green) Square Foot Cost Assuming Precast Concrete with Rigid Steel Joists