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. In 2017-18, a total of 16 out of 49 on-campus students (33% of students currently enrolled in the on-campus MURP program) completed an internship. Of these 16 students, 6 (37.5%) had paid internships. The average employer evaluation rating was 4.80 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.

2018-19 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents, per full-time academic year – $16,275
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year – $35,118

Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2017 and continued into fall 2018 – 100%

Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2014- 83%

Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2017 – 2018 Academic Year – 20

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 2017. [Please note: we were able to find 16 of our 18 alumni. Of those we found, 14 are working in planning or a planning related field. Overall, two are working outside the field, two are working in academia in planning or a related field, and another continued as a doctoral student in planning.] – 88%