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2021 Highest Paid Real Estate Graduates

1,498 Bachelor's Degrees
$48,783 Avg Salary
$22,343 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Real Estate School for You

Highest Paid Real Estate GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, real estate was ranked #145. In fact, 1,498 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. The real estate school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Real Estate Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Real Estate Graduates ranking analyzed 11 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in real estate.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Real Estate Majors After Graduation

After graduating, real estate majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $48,783 per year. This is 23% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Average Salary for Real Estate Graduates from Schools Nationwide  48,783
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Real Estate Grads in United States

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid real estate graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Real Estate Graduates

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid real estate school. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in real estate from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $68,100.

While working on their bachelor's, real estate majors at Wisconsin accumulate an average of around $17,710 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $189, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Southern Methodist University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their bachelor's, real estate majors at SMU accumulate an average of around $17,181 in student debt.

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#2

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in real estate from the school is $67,100.

Real Estate majors at Villanova take out an average of $20,818 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $258, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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New York University

New York, NY

New York University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid real estate school. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#3

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Our rankings recognize Marquette University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Marquette is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Milwaukee. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in real estate from the school is $50,200.

Real Estate majors at Marquette take out an average of $19,252 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $236.

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#4

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UGA is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens. Students who receive their bachelor's in real estate from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $49,500.

On average, real estate graduates from UGA take out $18,443 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $197, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Syracuse University. Located in the city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

On average, real estate graduates from Syracuse take out $24,264 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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University of St Thomas Minnesota landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid real estate school. UST MN is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in real estate from the school is $47,800.

While working on their bachelor's, real estate majors at UST MN accumulate an average of around $22,668 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $278.

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#6

University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid real estate school. Located in the large city of Denver, U of Denver is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their bachelor's degree, real estate graduates from U of Denver carry an average student debtload of $19,127.

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Real Estate is one of 21 different types of Business, Management & Marketing programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Real Estate

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
General Business/Commerce 25,818

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Notes and References

  • 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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