Columbia has a total population of 116,278 and a student population of 36,204. Of these students, 28,482 are enrolled in schools that offer real estate programs.
University of South Carolina-Columbia is the largest real estate school in Columbia, based on student population. Approximately 21 students graduated in 2010 from University of South Carolina-Columbia with credentials in real estate.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a real estate degree from one of Columbia's real estate schools. If you decide to attend one of Columbia's real estate schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,490 per year in instate tuition and $36,066 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $936 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a real estate program in Columbia. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,872 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-based real estate schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,162.
If you plan on staying in Columbia after graduating from real estate school, you should know that job prospects for real estate professionals in Columbia, which is the most popular real estate profession, are good. There were 8,550 real estate professionals working in South Carolina and 460 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. Columbia's real estate professional workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for real estate professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a real estate professional in Columbia is $44,870 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for real estate professionals.