Public Information

The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information to be posted for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program. Our most recent strategic plan is from 2018 and we expect to update it in 2023.

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees
In-state residents, per full-time academic year $7,594.00
Out-of-state residents, per full-time academic year                                                                           $20,690.00


Student Retention Rate
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2021 and continued into fall 2022 79%


Student Graduation Rate
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2018                                               83.3%


Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for 2020-2021 Academic Year                                                                          13


AICP Certification
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2016 44%


Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2021 100%


Student Achievement

Students are assessed according to portfolios that reflect the entirety of their work while in the MURP program. Faculty assess portfolios according to 18 planning areas of knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by the Planning Accreditation Board as important learning outcomes.
All students met all learning outcome standards, i.e., no students received any scores below 80. Two out of sixteen portfolio reviews conducted had average scores in the 80s, i.e., meeting the standards, while the other 14 all had scores in the 90s, exceeding the standards.
Concerning average scores for each learning outcome, the average score for General Planning Knowledge was 91.1; the average score for Planning Skills was 92.3; and the average score for Values and Ethics was 92.6.  Examining the specific Learning Outcomes, the only Learning Outcomes with averages below 90 were The Global Dimensions of Planning, with 88.3, and Health and the Built Environment, with an average score of 87.8.
Examining longitudinal trends over the past five years demonstrates little movement over time. In 2018, the first year the program conducted portfolio reviews, General Planning Knowledge scored only 89.8, but it has been consistently in the range of 91-93 since that time. Planning Skills have consistently been in the 92-93 range, while Values and Ethics have been in the 92-94 range.
The MURP faculty discussed areas of programmatic strength and weakness, as reflected through the portfolio reviews. Areas of strong marks respecting learning outcomes were identified as follows:

  • Research skills
  • Planning theory
  • Human settlements
  • Equity, diversity, and social justice
  • Ethics
  • Sustainability

Areas identified for improvement include:

  • Global dimensions of planning
  • The future
  • Leadership