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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 2019-20, a total of 12 out of 47 on-campus students (26% of students currently active in the on-campus MURP program) completed an internship. Of the 12 students who completed internships, 5 were reported as paid internships. However, we currently have no reported information for 1 of the internships. The average employer evaluation rating was 4.73 on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is excellent and 1 indicates unsatisfactory and improvement is needed.  A total of 8 out of 43 online students (19% of students currently active in the online MURP program) completed an internship. Of the 8 students who completed internships, 1 was reported as a paid internship. 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 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.

2020-21 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 2019 and continued into fall 2020 
On-campus students90%
On-line students78%
Overall84%

Student Graduation Rate Percent

Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2016 
On-campus students94%
Online students78%
Overall88%

Number of Degrees Awarded

Number of degrees awarded for the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year 
On-campus delivery9
Online delivery13
Overall22
 

AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2015 – 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 2019.  [Please note:  Of those we found, 30 are working in planning or a planning related field.  One alumnus is seeking employment, and two are doctoral students in planning.] – 91%

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