The ranking came in College Factual’s 2020 Best Real Estate Colleges in the U.S. The ranking methodology takes into account factors including education quality, average earnings of graduates, accreditation and several other relevant factors.
“Our undergraduate real estate program provides an unparalleled education for our students through our extraordinary faculty and staff, and the support offered through the Burnham-Moores Center,” said Barbara Lougee, interim dean for the USD School of Business. “We provide our students with relevant curriculum, personalized career coaching, vast networking opportunities and access to mentorships, internships and jobs. In addition, we offer more than $400,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and graduate real estate students at the USD School of Business. It is great to see our efforts being recognized once again by College Factual.”
“We are incredibly excited to learn that our real estate program has retained its No. 1 ranking in the 2020 College Factual best real estate college category,” said Stath Karras, executive director of the Burnham-Moores Center. “This ranking once again validates our mission to recruit, educate and mentor real estate students, in strong collaboration with our industry partners, with the goal of facilitating their career pursuits in a socially responsible manner and with a global perspective.”
Karras noted that the ranking comes on the heels of an announcement last week of the launch of the Campaign for 2020 to raise $10 million for the program. He said the campaign has raised $3.4 million to date, with a leadership gift of $2.3 million from Malin and Roberta Burnham.
The USD School of Business has seen a dramatic increase in declared real estate majors and minors in 2019. To date, there are more than 180 students in the undergraduate real estate program, representing an approximate 40 percent growth from the year prior.
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