Become a Texas Real Estate Appraiser: School and Degree Info

Research real estate appraiser programs in Texas, which currently has more than ten schools offering these programs. Read overviews of the programs and get some quick facts for two schools to decide which program is right for you.

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Texas Training Schools for Real Estate Appraisers

To become a Texas real estate appraiser, individuals must be certified or licensed. Candidates must first complete the proper education, which typically involves completing a formal training program of state-approved courses. In addition to the Texas programs, several online programs available through other state institutions may also qualify in Texas. Learn about the curricula, cooperative education possibilities and online availability of programs at two Texas schools. Check out the following table for additional data.

  • Alvin Community College is located in southeastern Texas' Alvin and offers an Online program in conjunction with Education 2 Go for aspiring appraisers.
  • Houston Community College, with six locations throughout the Houston area, offers a real estate appraisal certificate program.

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Comparison of Schools

In order to choose the best school for your situation, you'll want to consider many factors. Read on to learn more about the schools' enrollment figures, graduation rates and annual tuition costs.

Alvin Community College Houston Community College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2014)* 4,837 58,276
Campus Setting Large suburb Large city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)* $1,514 (in-district)
$2,594 (in-state)
$3,794 (out-of-state)
$1,632 (in-district)
$3,360 (in-state)
$3,756 (out-of-state)
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014)* 43% 70%
Acceptance Rate (2014)* 100% (open admissions) 100% (open admissions)
Retention Rate (2014)* 59% 56%
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (students who began 2011)* 16% 12%

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Alvin Community College

Alvin Community College is a 2-year public school with an enrollment of about 5,000 each year. It offers an online real estate appraiser program that is approved by the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB). Alvin has partnered with Education 2 Go to offer a state of the art online program that allows future appraisers the luxury of studying and taking classes from the comfort of their home. The TALCB is the authority for granted certification and licensing for real estate appraisers in the state.

Online Real Estate Appraiser Program

Alvin Community College, in partnership with Education to Go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. The Texas appraisal continuing education courses have everything you need to satisfy your 14hr/year appraisal continuing education requirement from the comfort of your home or office. Career WebSchool Appraisal School offers the highest quality online Texas real estate appraisal continuing education courses built on twenty years of documented success.

Houston Community College

With six locations in addition to an array of distance-learning options, Houston Community College serves more than 50,000 students annually. Offered through its Career and Technology Education department, the school's real estate appraisal program helps students prepare to enter the field right after graduation. Participants can earn a Marketable Skills Achievement Award in addition to a certificate.

Real Estate Appraisal Certificate Program

This program is approved by the TALCB and helps its enrollees meet requirements for certification or licensing. Students complete 21 credit hours over two semesters. After providing an overview of the field of study, courses cover the USPAP and commercial appraisal. Students also get the chance to participate in practical applications of what they learn through a cooperative education project.

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