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2021 Best Value Real Estate Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

107 Colleges
$7,840 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$59,476 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Real Estate School for You

Real Estate is the #20 most popular major in the country with 5,700 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

With all the business programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Business Degree Central has developed this Best Value Real Estate Schools ranking. This report analyzed 107 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value programs for real estate students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2021 Best Value Real Estate Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Real Estate Colleges.

Top 15% Best Real Estate Schools

Our 2021 rankings named San Jacinto Community College the best value school in the United States for real estate students. San Jacinto College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Pasadena.

San Jacinto College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,040 in tuition and fees each year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, San Jacinto College also did well on our Best Real Estate Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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$7,271 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Sinclair Community College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Value Real Estate Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Dayton, Sinclair Community College is a public college with a large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Sinclair Community College are $7,271 per year. While working on their degree, real estate majors at Sinclair Community College accumulate an average of around $4,492 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $47, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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$5,268 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Houston Community College is a great value for real estate students. Located in the large city of Houston, Houston Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Houston Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,268 in tuition and fees each year.

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$3,990 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means McLennan Community College is a great value for real estate students. Located in the midsize city of Waco, MCC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at MCC are $3,990 per year.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend American Public University System. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Real Estate Schools list. American Military University is a very large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Charles Town.

American Military University undergraduate students pay an average of $7,324 in tuition and fees each year.

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$6,395 Average Tuition & Fees

Waukesha County Technical College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Real Estate Schools list. WCTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Pewaukee.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at WCTC are $6,395 per year.

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South Plains College

Levelland, TX
$4,088 Average Tuition & Fees

South Plains College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for real estate students. It came in at #7 on the list. South Plains College is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Levelland.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at South Plains College are $4,088 per year.

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Northeast Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for real estate students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the town of Norfolk, Northeast is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Northeast undergraduate students pay an average of $4,860 in tuition and fees each year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Northeast also is in the top 20% of our Best Real Estate Schools ranking.

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$6,706 Average Tuition & Fees

Milwaukee Area Technical College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Real Estate Schools list. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, MATC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

MATC undergraduate students pay an average of $6,706 in tuition and fees each year.

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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Real Estate Schools ranking. Located in the city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Cincinnati State are $8,379 a year.

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#11

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA

Cerritos College ranked #11 on this year’s Best Value Real Estate Schools list. Cerritos College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Norwalk.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Cerritos College are $8,766 a year.

Cerritos College excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Real Estate Schools list.

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$9,631 Average Tuition & Fees

Florida State College at Jacksonville came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Real Estate Schools ranking. Located in the city of Jacksonville, FSCJ is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at FSCJ are $9,631 a year.

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Blinn College

Brenham, TX
$8,136 Average Tuition & Fees

Blinn College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Value Real Estate Schools list. Blinn College is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Brenham.

Blinn College undergraduate students pay an average of $8,136 in tuition and fees each year.

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Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA
$8,170 Average Tuition & Fees

Santa Rosa Junior College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Real Estate Schools ranking. SRJC is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Santa Rosa.

SRJC undergraduate students pay an average of $8,170 in tuition and fees each year.

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#15

Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, TX
$5,220 Average Tuition & Fees

Cedar Valley College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value real estate programs. Cedar Valley College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Lancaster.

Cedar Valley College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,220 in tuition and fees each year.

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$9,956 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #16, Truckee Meadows Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for real estate students. Located in the city of Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College is a public school with a large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Truckee Meadows Community College are $9,956 a year.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great value schools for Real Estate students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value Real Estate Schools award.

Rank College Location
17 Coastline Community College Fountain Valley, CA
18 Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
19 Edison State Community College Piqua, OH
20 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
21 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL

Real Estate by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Real Estate is one of 21 different types of business programs to choose from.

Real Estate Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Real Estate 5,700

Majors Similar to Real Estate

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Godrej Mamurdi Pune.

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