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Measures of Student Achievement

Measures of Student Achievement

The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program. 
The information below reflects data for the online and on-campus deliveries of this degree.


The 2020-2021 academic year was filled with a number of challenges. Despite political turmoil, economic disruptions, travel restrictions, and the ongoing  COVID-19 pandemic, our students, graduates, and faculty remained resilient and reached high marks of achievement. We are proud to report our high retention and graduation rates; near-100% employment rates for recent graduates; and AICP exam pass rates that significantly exceed state and national rates.

2021 – 2022 Tuition and Fees

On-campus, in-state residents, per full-time academic year$15,024
On-campus, out-of-state residents, per full time academic year$32,417
Online students, per full-time academic year$20,760

Student Retention

Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2020 and continued into fall 2021
On-campus students85%
Online students88%
Overall87%

Student Graduation

Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2017
On-campus students100%
Online students76%
Overall88%

Degrees Awarded

Number of degrees awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year
On-campus students8
Online students9
Overall17

AICP Certification

81%

Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2016.
Florida AICP pass rate (May 2021): 43%
National AICP pass rate: 66%

Employment

86%

Percentage of graduates who obtained professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2020.

Note: we were able to find employment information for 19 of our 22 total graduates. We were unable to find employment information for 3 of our graduates. Of those 19 graduates, 18 are working in planning or a planning-related field and 1 is working in a non-planning related position. No alumni are currently seeking employment, and none continued as doctoral students in planning.

Internship Supervisor Evaluations

All MURP students are required to complete an internship, which they do typically after their first year of the program. While students can meet the internship requirement in the fall, spring, or summer semesters, most choose to complete the internship in summer semesters. A total of 36 MURP students completed an internship in the 2020-21 academic year.
 
In 2020-21, a total of 15 on-campus students completed an internship. Of the 15 students who completed internships, 11 were reported as paid internships. The average employer evaluation rating was 4.81 on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is excellent and 1 indicates unsatisfactory and improvement is needed. 

A total of 21 online students completed an internship. Of the 21 students who completed internships, 7 were reported as paid internships. However, we currently have no reported compensation information for 8 of the internships. The average employer evaluation rating was 4.96 on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is excellent and 1 indicates unsatisfactory and improvement is needed.

Alumni Satisfaction

An online alumni survey conducted in 2011 with 49 alumni responding found that over 76% were either very satisfied or satisfied regarding how well the program prepared them for their initial job.  An additional 14% indicated a neutral response to the question.  A previous mail-in survey conducted in 2004 found a level of satisfaction at 87.3% with an additional 11% indicating that they felt minimally prepared.  The most recent survey, conducted in May 2018 with 154 alumni responses to this question found 83.8% highly satisfied or satisfied with how well the program prepared them for their initial position.  An additional question of the 2018 respondents asked them how satisfied they were with the department’s curriculum as it prepared them to confront issues in the planning profession.  Of the 155 who responded to this question, 83.9% were satisfied or highly satisfied with the department’s curriculum.

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