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The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program.

Student Achievement
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning was re-accredited in December, 2018 for seven years, the maximum accreditation period possible. The revised strategic plan approved as part of our re-accreditation focuses on elevating our students through a series of measurable goals. For more information on the strategic plan and student-oriented outcomes, please see the  2018-2021 strategic plan  (PDF). This strategic plan will be updated during the 2020 calendar year.

Student achievement corresponds with the three learning outcomes MURP students are expected to master upon graduation based on FAU guidelines for the assessment of student learning outcomes and Planning Accreditation Board guidelines. These three learning outcomes require students to demonstrate knowledge of general planning concepts, to demonstrate the skills required to be effective planners, and understanding values and ethics. Compared to 2018 student assessments, the 2019 student assessments showed slight improvements in general planning knowledge and remained largely stead in planning skills and values and ethics. Student assessment in the general planning knowledge categories for the first learning outcome ranged from a low of 88.7% in global dimensions of planning to 94.3% in the purpose and meaning of planning. The largest year over year improvement was in planning theory. For the second learning outcome related to planning skills, students rated themselves lowest for their ability to apply appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods (90.7%) and their ability to create and implement plans (92.1%). Students ranked highest for the ability to communicate at a professional level and exercise leadership tools. The third learning outcome (values and ethics) showed that students ranked lowest in governance and participation and highest in sustainability and environmental quality. These learning outcomes continue to be refined within currently existing courses and incorporated into the student portfolio requirement.

 

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees
In-state residents, per full-time academic year $8,923.68
Out-of-state residents, per full-time academic year $24,643.44

 

Student Retention Rate
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2018 and continued into fall 2019 87.5%

 

Student Graduation Rate
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2015 62.0%

 

Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year 9

 

AICP Certification
Percentage of master's graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2014 27.2%

 

Employment
Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2018 88.9%