Logo: NAR Academy at Columbia College

What is the agreement between NAR and Columbia College?

The National Association of REALTORS® has entered a partnership with Columbia College of Missouri to create the NAR Academy at Columbia College. NAR Academy offers access and financial assistance to members in pursuit of real estate-related certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs.

What has happened to REALTOR® University?

NAR Academy at Columbia College marks the successful realization of the REALTOR® University vision to provide high-quality Real Estate education at multiple levels. REALTOR® University has officially discontinued its master’s program. All active Master of Real Estate program students have graduated, the curriculum has been shared with Columbia College, and interested members are now given the opportunity to enroll in Columbia College as a member benefit.

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How much did NAR invest in the development of REALTOR® University?

REALTOR® University has been comprehensively funded through the association’s educational set-aside in the Center for Specialized REALTOR® Education, with no financial dependence or connection to the NAR general fund or to member dues.

Why did NAR choose Columbia College for this valuable partnership?

Columbia College was deemed the ideal partner for the NAR Academy with its legacy of academic excellence, global reach, and robust online programs. It has a history of providing high-quality distance-learning degree completion programs and a special commitment to serving working professionals. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers 11 associate, 53 bachelor’s, and four master’s degree programs at 36 campuses nationwide.

Learn more about Columbia College at: www.ccis.edu

Read the joint press release from NAR and Columbia College.

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