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Three Reasons We're Sharing More Real Estate Education Data

At CCCREEC, we’re making an effort to share more data about real estate programs and the need to effectively assess enrollment rates, retention, and success measures for various types of students enrolled in real estate education in the California Community Colleges. Knowing your program and your students will help you build the right type of program and real estate classes for your community.

Why are we emphasizing data and how can it help? Here are three reasons why real estate program data is important:

  1. Data tells a story. Data is the evidence that helps you shape the story of your real estate program, recognize successes and challenges, and help you examine what’s really going on with your real estate program. Data will help you share the true story of your real estate program with prospective students, college administrators and deans, and your colleagues. How do you help change lives and improve career options for your students? Data will give you the story.

  2. Data helps you make evidence-based decisions. Without data, decision making is often based on assumptions or anecdotes. Want to make sure your program decisions will be effective in the long run? Use data effectively to help you advocate for your program, update your curriculum, collaborate effectively, and assess your efforts to innovate and develop your real estate program.

  3. Data guides program improvements. We know you want your California Community College program to be the best it can be - to support equitable student success, help your students find great careers that connect them more deeply with their communities and build meaningful lives, and find satisfaction in your own work to make a difference for students. Data helps you identify the right path forward in improving and growing your real estate program.

Are you ready for a more personalized data collection and analysis for your college? Want to dig deeper into enrollment trends, student success, and how you can teach your students more effectively? Contact us!

We’re here to help you turn data into meaningful, evidence-based stories that guide your student and program success.

Spring 2019 Enrollment & Success Data

Spring 2019 California Community Colleges real estate student enrollment, retention, & success data for the top 16 schools. Data from Data Mart: https://datamart.cccco.edu

Enrollment count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,D,F,P,NP,I*,IPP,INP,FW,W,DR - Retention count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,D,F,P,NP,I*,IPP,INP,FW - Success count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,P,IA,IB,IC,IPP

Enrollment count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,D,F,P,NP,I*,IPP,INP,FW,W,DR - Retention count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,D,F,P,NP,I*,IPP,INP,FW - Success count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,P,IA,IB,IC,IPP

Enrollment count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,D,F,P,NP,I*,IPP,INP,FW,W,DR - Retention count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,D,F,P,NP,I*,IPP,INP,FW - Success count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,P,IA,IB,IC,IPP

Enrollment count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,D,F,P,NP,I*,IPP,INP,FW,W,DR - Retention count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,D,F,P,NP,I*,IPP,INP,FW - Success count is number of enrollments with grade of A,B,C,P,IA,IB,IC,IPP
Update Your Program Webpage

Enrollment Action Item: Check your web page. Is your name, email, and phone number accessible to current and prospective students?

Does it really matter if you have your contact information on your website? Don’t today’s students just want to sign up for classes on a phone and take online classes at their convenience? Isn’t the point of the college’s website to answer their questions if they just took the time to look it up?

According to Harvard Business Review online, person-to-person contact still matters!

A consumer may prefer to make plans with friends over text message, or to order a pizza online, but when faced with a complex purchase, these preferences often change. When making a significant decision, like applying for a first-time mortgage or exploring a potential bathroom remodel, most consumers want to talk to a qualified human expert. According to a study by Google, 61% of mobile users call a business when they’re in the purchase phase of the buying cycle. The majority of respondents would call instead of reach out online because they’re looking to get a quick answer (59%) or talk to a real person (57%). especially in a complex process like choosing a career education program, applying to the college, clearing prerequisites, and registering for classes. [link to article]

You know the significant investment you make in your classes. You want students to learn the information and practice the skills that will help them be successful in real estate careers. Your students are about to make a significant investment in their future by taking real estate courses at a California Community College. They want to make sure this is a good investment, and you can help your future students succeed!

Applying to college, clearing prerequisites, choosing the right classes, and registering is a complex process, but you can help! You know your college’s processes, you know the names and extensions of the people they should talk to in order to solve registration problems, and you can answer questions and provide the personal connection that contributes to student success. Often students are just looking for a human to hear their concerns, answer questions, or point them to the next person who can help.

Want to increase enrollment in your real estate classes? Be accessible. Make sure your contact information is on your college’s real estate web page. Return phone calls and emails promptly. If a student or potential student has a problem you can’t solve, try to pass students to the next person who can help them, not just another web page. These person-to-person interactions are more likely to lead to student enrolling in your classes. [hrb online, 2017]

Ready to take action? Enrollment Action Item: Check your web page. Is your name, email, and phone number accessible to current and prospective students?

If you don’t want to publish your email address, make sure to embed or link to a contact form that will send you an email.

If you teach remotely or don’t have a dedicated phone number for your real estate program, consider setting up an app based text/phone service like Whats App or Google Voice to protect your private phone number. [Need help with this? Contact CCCREEC]

Nominations are open for the Advancing Real Estate Education Award

Do you know someone who has made achievements in advancing real estate education in the California Community Colleges?

Nominate an instructor for the Advancing Real Estate Education Award!

Nominees must be currently teaching real estate in the California Community Colleges, or have taught real estate classes in the California Community Colleges at least 1 semester in 2017. Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, January 31, 2017 at 11pm.

Nominations must come from a current or former real estate instructor, program administrator, or dean. Self-nominations are accepted. All nominations that meet these requirement will be considered. The review board will consist of the CCCREEC project manager and co-directors, who are not eligible for the award.

The award will be presented at the CCCREEC Conference on Friday, April 27, 2018. The winner is encouraged to attend, but not required to attend the conference in order to be awarded.