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The Planning Accreditation Board requires that we post this information for the Bachelor of Urban Studies and Planning degree and the Master of Urban Planning degree.

Student Achievement

Beginning with the class of 2012, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning has used an annual alumni survey to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and values gained by graduates.

 

BAUSP Student Achievement (assessments based on 2019 survey of graduating seniors). Of 33 graduating seniors, 15 responded, for a response rate of 46%. Responses represent percent agreeing or strongly agreeing with these statements.

I learned useful and substantive information about planning: 87%

How would you rate the following skills after having gone through the DURP program? Responses represent percent rating skills “much stronger” or “stronger.”

Write effectively: 73%
Function effectively as a member of a team: 80%
Plan and execute complex projects: 87%
Communicate well orally: 93%
Develop an awareness of social problems: 93%
Formulate original ideas and solutions: 80%
Think analytically and logically: 87%

 

MUP Student Achievement (assessments based on 2019 survey of graduating MUPs). Of 28 graduating master’s students, 18 responded, for a response rate of 64%. Responses represent percent agreeing or strongly agreeing with these statements.

I learned useful and substantive information about planning: 100%

How would you rate the following skills after having gone through the MUP program? Responses represent percent rating skills “much stronger” or “stronger.”

Ability to formulate original ideas and solutions: 94%
Ability to analyze information from many perspectives: 100%
Ability to communicate well orally: 78%
Ability to communicate effectively in writing: 89%
Function effectively as a member of a team: 83%
Understanding of different philosophies, cultures, and ways of life: 100%
Confidence in approaching new planning situations or problems: 94%
Depth of knowledge in your focus area: 100%

 

Tuition and Fees (per full-time academic year)

2019–20 Academic Year

Undergraduate

  • In-state: $13,640 (tuition)   $4,174 (fees)   $17,814 (total)
  • Out-of-state: $30,782 (tuition)   $4,174 (fees)   $34,956 (total)
  • International: $31,656 (tuition)   $4,174 (fees)   $35,830 (total)

Graduate

  • In-state: $14,092 (tuition)    $4,478 (fees)   $18,570 (total)
  • Out-of-state: $29,110 (tuition)    $4,478 (fees)   $33,588 (total)
  • International $29,110 (tuition)   $4,478 (fees)   $33,588 (total)

 

Student Retention Rate

  • Percentage of degree-seeking BAUSP students who began
    studies in Fall 2018 and continued into Fall 2019: 91%
  • Percentage of degree-seeking master’s students who began
    studies in Fall 2017 and continued into Fall 2018: 95%

 

Student Graduation Rate

  • Percentage of single-degree BAUSP students graduating
    within 6 years, entering class of 2013: 88%
  • Percentage of single-degree master’s students graduating
    within 4 years, entering class of 2014: 100%

 

Number of Degrees Awarded

Number of degrees awarded for the 2018–19 academic year:

  • BAUSP–32
  • MUP–31

 

AICP Certification

  • Percentage of BAUSP graduates taking the AICP exam within 7 years
    who pass, graduating class of 2012: 50%
  • Percentage of MUP graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years
    who pass, graduating class of 2014: 71%

 

Employment

Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2018:

  • BAUSP–35% (40% in graduate school)
  • MUP–62%

 

Updated January 27, 2020

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