Tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal expenses. At first, these combined costs may seem overwhelming. They don’t have to be. With some planning and the willingness to investigate different schools, scholarships, grants, and bursaries, the cost of attending college or university can be more manageable than you might think. As a starting point for your research, here are the typical tuition costs for a real estate degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,470 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

13% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,414 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

26% above average compared to other degrees

$ 41,229 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

27% above average compared to other degrees

What do real estate graduates earn?

Real estate students make an average of $140,535 per year after graduation. This is 110% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 140,535 per year
Average graduate salary in 2004

Top 100% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular real estate schools in the US

There are 120 schools in the US that offer a real estate degree. The real estate schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and University of Southern California. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in real estate per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
Cornell University$52,853
University of Pennsylvania$53,534
Harvard University$48,949
University of Central Florida$6,368
Northwestern University$52,678

Top US schools for a real estate degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering real estate degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
Cornell University13%$52,853
Georgetown University16%$52,300
University of Southern California16%$54,259
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
New York University28%$50,464
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College29%$7,062

Cheapest US schools for a real estate degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a real estate degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
American River College$1,104
Cosumnes River College$1,104
Sacramento City College$1,104
San Joaquin Delta College$1,104
Folsom Lake College$1,104
Antelope Valley College$1,124
Victor Valley College$1,126
Chabot College$1,138
Fullerton College$1,138
Solano Community College$1,140


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