Sarasota, FL (population: 52,304) has twenty-one real estate schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a real estate program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about real estate programs in Sarasota, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of real estate professors at University of Georgia such as Thomas Reynolds.
Real Estate students from Sarasota schools who go on to become real estate agents, real estate brokers, real estate managers, real estate analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 151,550 people working as real estate sales agents alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,100. Also, Appraisers and assessors of real estate make on average $53,520 per year and there are about 64,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area alone, there are 40 employed appraisers and assessors of real estate earning an average salary of $47,530. Real estate sales agents in this area earn $36,740/yr and there are 640 employed.
Sarasota lies in Sarasota county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area has 247,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,750 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Sarasota are held by real estate sales agents, and 0/1000 are held by appraisers and assessors of real estate.
Of the 21 real estate schools with a 500-mile radius of Sarasota, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of South Carolina-Columbia comes out as the most expensive ($14,611/yr) for real estate students, with J F Ingram State Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $57/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sarasota|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||29.6 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||29.9 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||36.3 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||37.3 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||59.1 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||59.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||63.4 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||65.4 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||71.2 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||83.6 miles|