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Marshall Bennett Institute Sees 92% Employment for 2023 Grads 

Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University (MBIRE) celebrated its graduates in a spring commencement ceremony earlier this month at the Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University. MBIRE also reported 92% of its graduates of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in real estate over the 2022-2023 academic year had secured employment in the real estate industry upon graduation, despite current economic challenges.  

“Our programs, curriculum and experiential learning give undergraduates a head start in understanding the industry and help graduates enhance their current experience, which leads to more successful outcomes,” said Collete English Dixon, executive director of MBIRE. “Their learning curve is shorter, they can be engaged with the company they’re working with faster, and that is important to the industry.” 

The 2022-2023 academic year saw 12 students graduate from MBIRE, including five receiving a bachelor’s degree and seven receiving a master’s degree


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