Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Measures of Student Achievement

 Public Information

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.

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.  In 2018-19, a total of 15 out of 41 on-campus students (37% of students currently active in the on-campus MURP program) completed an internship. Of the 15 students who completed internships, 11 were reported as paid internships. However, we currently have no reported information for 3 of the internships. The average employer evaluation rating was 4.55 on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is excellent and 1 indicates unsatisfactory and improvement is needed.  A total of 9 out of 41 online students (22% of students currently active in the online MURP program) completed an internship. Of the 9 students who completed internships, 2 were reported as paid internships. However, we currently have no reported information for 1 of the internships. The average employer evaluation rating was 4.94 on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is excellent and 1 indicates unsatisfactory and 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 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.

2019-20 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 Rate Percent

Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2018 and continued into fall 2019
On-campus students 69%
On-line students 70%
Overall 70%

Student Graduation Rate Percent

Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2015
On-campus students 84%
Online students 40%
Overall 75%

Number of Degrees Awarded

Number of degrees awarded for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year
On-campus delivery 21
Online delivery 13
Overall 34

 

AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2013 – 100%

Employment Percent
Percentage of full-time graduates we found who obtained professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2018. [Please note: we were able to find 33 of our 38 alumni. Of those we found, 32 are working in planning or a planning related field. One alumnus is seeking employment, and two continued as doctoral students in planning.] – 97%