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The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning (BSUP) and Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) programs.

Student achievement

BSUP Program

Student achievements are measured by three student learning outcomes (SLOs) as follows:

  1. Students will understand the history of the field of urban planning and its theoretical underpinnings, the legal basis for the practice of planning in the U.S. context, and the governmental and economic contexts within which planners operate.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate and apply the knowledge necessary for beginning students practicing planners such as critical and spatial thinking, the ability to analyze, and present data to diverse audiences, professional oral, written, and graphic communication.
  3. Students will be able to utilize the values of the planning profession of inclusion, diversity and social justice.

The assessments were conducted to the students in a number of courses including UPL 101 Introduction to Urban Planning, UPL 203 History and Theory of Planning, UPL 216 Planning Research Methods I, UPL 316 Planning Research Methods II, UPL 404 Social Equity in Planning, and UPL 429 Professional Practice. The results of assessment in the academic year 2019/2020 are as follows:

  1. SLO 1: 100% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in both UPL 101 and UPL 203 courses
  2. SLO 2: 56% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in UPL 216 course; 88% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in UPL 316 course
  3. SLO 3: 83% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in UPL 404 course; 100% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in UPL 429 course

 

MURP Program

Student achievements are measured by four student learning outcomes (SLOs) as follows:

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of planning professional practice, history, intent, strategies and values; and apply general planning knowledge as defined by the Planning Accreditation Board.
  2. Students will be able to use appropriate planning techniques and skills in order to perform and present in documents project and or program analyses, and project and or program reviews for government agencies, Planning Commissions, private development firms and non-profit organizations focused on land and community development.
  3. Students will be able to draw action-oriented conclusions from qualitative, quantitative, and experiential knowledge.
  4. Students will be able to communicate effectively via written documents, staged presentations, and online media.

The assessments were conducted to the students in a number of courses including URP 510 Planning History and Theory, URP 520 Legal Basis of Planning, URP 531 Population and Economic Analysis, URP 527 Planning Studio II, URP 511 Research Methods I, URP 521 Research Methods II, and URP 531 Population and Economy Analysis. The results of assessment in the academic year 2019/2020 are as follows:

  1. SLO 1: 64% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in URP 510 course; 78% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in URP 520 course.
  2. SLO 2: 67% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in URP 531 course; 100% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in URP 527 course.
  3. SLO 3: 74% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in URP 511 course; 75% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in URP 521 course.
  4. SLO 4: 67% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in URP 531 course; 100% students meet the assessment measures at an acceptable or exemplary outcome in URP 527 course.

 

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

The official cost of attendance in the academic year of 2020-2021 is as follows:

BSUP Program
In State Residents, per full-time academic year
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year
 
MURP Program
In State Residents, per full-time academic year
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year
 
 

Student Retention Rate

  Percent
Percentage of MURP students who began studies in fall 2019 and continued into fall 2020 77%
Percentage of BSUP students who began studies in fall 2019 and continued into fall 2020 50%

Student Graduation Rate

  Percent
Percentage of MURP students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2016 53%
Percentage of BSUP students graduating within 6 years, entering class of 2014 70%

Number of Degrees Awarded

  Degrees
Number of MURP degrees awarded for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year 9
Number of BSUP degrees awarded for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year 9

AICP Certification

  Percent
Percentage of MURP graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2015 0%
Percentage of BSUP graduates taking the AICP exam within 7 years who pass, graduating class of 2013 0%

Employment

  Percent
Percentage of fulltime MURP graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2019 78%
Percentage of fulltime BSUP graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2019 55%