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Schools Offering Real Estate Programs in California

Each year, roughly 0.1% of California students graduate with degrees in real estate. That means an estimated 504 real estate professionals graduate from California's 75 real estate schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Southern California, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in California that has a real estate program. It is located in Los Angeles. 60 students graduated with a degree in real estate from University of Southern California in 2010. Students at University of Southern California paid $41,022 per year in tuition fees.

University of San Diego, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in California that has a real estate program. It is located in San Diego. In 2010, University of San Diego graduated 44 students from its real estate program. University of San Diego charged in-state students $37,372 in tuition fees per year.

De Anza College, which is located in Cupertino, is the third-ranked school in California that has a real estate program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. 0 students graduated with degree in real estate from De Anza College in 2010. Tuition at De Anza College was $878 per year.


Real estate schools in California, charge students an average tuition of $2,168 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,022 per year, or as little as $624 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at California real estate schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
  2. University of San Diego - located in San Diego, students are charged $37,372 per year
  3. Woodbury University - located in Burbank, students are charged $29,132 per year

The lowest tuition rates at California real estate schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. San Joaquin Delta College - located in Stockton, students are charged $624 per year
  2. Victor Valley College - located in Victorville, students are charged $634 per year
  3. Sacramento City College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year

A real estate degree from a California school... what next?

The California counties with the largest populations of real estate professional are:

  1. Los Angeles County - 11,090 real estate professionals
  2. San Diego County - 4,700 real estate professionals
  3. Orange County - 4,660 real estate professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of real estate professionals is expected to grow by 1% by 2018. There are projected to be 94,600 real estate professionals working in California then. Of these 94,600 real estate professionals, the government predicts that 30,400 will be realtors, 7,000 will be assessors, and 57,200 will be property managers.


On average, real estate professionals earn a salary of $67,203 per year in California state. However, California real estate professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,330 per year to more than $158,470 per year in 2010. On average real estate professional earn the most in the following California counties:

  1. Sutter County - $92,460 per year
  2. Marin County - $85,563 per year
  3. San Benito County - $74,660 per year

Real estate professionals in the following counties in California make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Fresno County - $41,750 per year
  2. Lassen County - $46,715 per year
  3. Butte County - $47,447 per year

On average, the highest paid real estate professionals in California were:

  1. Property Manager - $74,010 per year
  2. Assessor - $72,040 per year
  3. Realtor - $55,560 per year

On average, the lowest paid real estate professionals in California were:

  1. Assessor - $72,040 per year
  2. Realtor - $55,560 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in real estate in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as property management or small business, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Real Estate in California
  • Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate in California
  • Master's Degree in Real Estate in California
  • Certificate in Real Estate in California

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,787 miles from location Norco College Norco CA n/a n/a n/a
7,768 miles from location Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley CA n/a n/a n/a
7,776 miles from location Riverside Community College Riverside CA 15.8854 n/a 36,586
7,817 miles from location East Los Angeles College Monterey Park CA 16.3274 n/a 35,717
7,883 miles from location American River College Sacramento CA 15.4069 n/a 35,413
7,825 miles from location University of Southern California Los Angeles CA 92.8981 33% 34,824
7,962 miles from location City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA 19.5231 n/a 32,950
7,800 miles from location Mt. San Antonio College Walnut CA 19.4628 n/a 29,935
7,820 miles from location Long Beach City College Long Beach CA 13.8435 n/a 27,894
7,780 miles from location Palomar College San Marcos CA 16.5038 n/a 27,442
7,830 miles from location El Camino Community College District Torrance CA 15.8275 n/a 27,237
7,893 miles from location Sacramento City College Sacramento CA 14.8295 n/a 27,171
7,957 miles from location Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa CA 19.5812 n/a 25,877
7,848 miles from location Fresno City College Fresno CA 13.5394 n/a 25,511
7,811 miles from location Orange Coast College Costa Mesa CA 19.3061 n/a 25,316
7,951 miles from location De Anza College Cupertino CA 24.9068 n/a 25,191
7,800 miles from location Saddleback College Mission Viejo CA 19.6994 n/a 23,260
7,786 miles from location San Diego Mesa College San Diego CA 15.0493 n/a 23,211
7,807 miles from location Fullerton College Fullerton CA 17.0593 n/a 22,469
7,936 miles from location Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill CA 17.2076 n/a 21,951
7,837 miles from location Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills CA 17.7823 n/a 21,928
7,817 miles from location Cerritos College Norwalk CA 14.3203 n/a 21,776
7,779 miles from location Southwestern College Chula Vista CA 16.965 n/a 21,597
7,832 miles from location College of the Canyons Valencia CA 15.1196 n/a 21,575
7,783 miles from location Chaffey College Alta Loma CA 13.8744 n/a 21,399
7,873 miles from location Sierra College Rocklin CA 19.1068 n/a 20,688
7,898 miles from location San Joaquin Delta College Stockton CA 16.8338 n/a 20,223
7,829 miles from location Los Angeles Valley College Van Nuys CA 13.476 n/a 19,951
7,824 miles from location Los Angeles City College Los Angeles CA 12.6588 n/a 19,873
7,894 miles from location Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara CA 18.7886 n/a 19,753
7,890 miles from location Modesto Junior College Modesto CA 14.2493 n/a 18,410
7,833 miles from location Bakersfield College Bakersfield CA 15.0744 n/a 18,402
7,954 miles from location Foothill College Los Altos CA 21.5152 n/a 18,293
7,787 miles from location San Diego City College San Diego CA 12.0991 n/a 18,074
7,756 miles from location Mt. San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto CA 11.7295 n/a 17,583
7,818 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale CA 16.4257 n/a 16,781
7,953 miles from location Cabrillo College Aptos CA 17.7158 n/a 15,974
7,823 miles from location Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles CA 12.531 n/a 15,968
7,891 miles from location Cosumnes River College Sacramento CA 12.3879 n/a 15,946
7,806 miles from location Antelope Valley College Lancaster CA 16.6671 n/a 15,705
7,946 miles from location Chabot College Hayward CA 14.9806 n/a 15,375
7,770 miles from location San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino CA 10.4241 n/a 14,916
7,815 miles from location Golden West College Huntington Beach CA 14.783 n/a 13,978
7,786 miles from location MiraCosta College Oceanside CA 17.1854 n/a 13,537
7,759 miles from location Victor Valley College Victorville CA 13.9467 n/a 13,470
7,832 miles from location College of the Sequoias Visalia CA 12.9685 n/a 13,322
7,803 miles from location Irvine Valley College Irvine CA 16.7265 n/a 13,294
7,873 miles from location Butte College Oroville CA 14.6243 n/a 13,147
7,800 miles from location Santiago Canyon College Orange CA 15.409 n/a 12,698
7,945 miles from location San Jose City College San Jose CA 11.6946 n/a 12,364
7,932 miles from location Solano Community College Fairfield CA 15.9371 n/a 12,222
7,928 miles from location Cuesta College San Luis Obispo CA 15.736 n/a 12,025
7,831 miles from location West Los Angeles College Culver City CA 11.1589 n/a 11,866
7,939 miles from location Ohlone Community College Fremont CA 14.992 n/a 11,695
7,961 miles from location College of San Mateo San Mateo CA 15.1982 n/a 11,310
7,811 miles from location Coastline Community College Fountain Valley CA 12.9344 n/a 11,231
7,946 miles from location Mission College Santa Clara CA 14.2259 n/a 10,954
7,925 miles from location Los Medanos College Pittsburg CA 11.077 n/a 10,773
7,881 miles from location Shasta College Redding CA 17.9463 n/a 10,578
7,947 miles from location Hartnell College Salinas CA 14.8313 n/a 10,451
7,870 miles from location Merced College Merced CA 10.9318 n/a 10,446
7,829 miles from location Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington CA 12.7915 n/a 10,181
7,961 miles from location Monterey Peninsula College Monterey CA 13.0473 n/a 9,578
7,774 miles from location Cuyamaca College El Cajon CA 13.283 n/a 9,459
7,872 miles from location Folsom Lake College Folsom CA 12.6843 n/a 9,307
7,950 miles from location Contra Costa College San Pablo CA 14.0254 n/a 8,316
7,935 miles from location Gavilan College Gilroy CA 9.80111 n/a 8,087
7,788 miles from location University of San Diego San Diego CA 71.6614 20% 7,868
7,827 miles from location Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles CA 8.49681 n/a 7,866
7,946 miles from location Merritt College Oakland CA 7.18193 n/a 7,295
7,939 miles from location Napa Valley College Napa CA 15.1485 n/a 7,282
7,961 miles from location College of Marin Greenbrae CA 10.9857 n/a 7,066
7,823 miles from location El Camino College-Compton Center Compton CA 6.2099 n/a 6,691
7,963 miles from location Mendocino College Ukiah CA 11.1845 n/a 4,833
7,824 miles from location Woodbury University Burbank CA 22.7898 29% 1,615

Curious what studying Real Estate gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in California

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers + 25,070 $74,010 -39.0%
Real Estate Sales Agents + 12,270 $55,560 29.2%
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate + 5,010 $72,040 -16.4%

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