This paper examines the general characteristics of real estate programs offered at German universities. The analysis is based on an extensive questionnaire, which was sent out to all German universities offering a degree course with a real estate major or a dedicated real estate course. The results of this study are thought to shed light on differing concepts of real estate education in Germany and will try show similarities and dissimilarities of the real estate program regarding the university status of the course provider (University, University of Applied Sciences, University of Cooperative Education), course funding (public/private), integration between theory and practice as well as characteristics of the current students as well as alumni.