Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Measures of Student Achievement

Student Achievement

Internship Supervisor Evaluations: Students are required to complete an internship, which they do typically within their first year of the program. While they can meet the internship requirement in the fall, spring, or summer semesters, most students choose to complete the internship in the summer.  A total of 20 out of 61 students (33% of students actively enrolled in the MURP program during the year) completed an internship. Of the 20 students who completed internships, the average employer evaluation rating was 4.39 on a scale of 5 to 1, where 5 is excellent and 1 indicates improvement is needed.

Alumni satisfaction with the applicability of coursework to job preparation: An on-line 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 with the same question found a level of satisfaction at 87.3% with an additional 11% indicating that they felt minimally prepared. [Please note that these surveys were not limited to recent alumni (graduated within the last 5 years), nor did they allow us to cross-tabulate the answer regarding satisfaction with the program against years since graduation. We anticipate conducting this survey again in 2018 and will design the survey to provide this data specifically for alumni who have graduated within the past 5 years.]

2017-18 Tuition and Fees

In State Residents, per full-time academic year


Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year


Student Retention Rate


Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2016 and continued into fall 2017


Student Graduation Rate


Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2013


Number of Degrees Awarded

Number of degrees awarded for the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year


AICP Certification


Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2012




Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2016


[Please note:  we were able to find 17 of our 21 alumni.  Of those we found, 15 are working in planning or a planning related field.  One is working outside the field, and another continued as a doctoral student in planning.]