Urban Planning

BUPD Program Performance

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NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM
Bachelor of Urban Planning Development

GOAL OF THE PROGRAM
To educate undergraduates in a rigorous professional degree with specialization in design and physical planning who are capable of competing with planning graduate degree holders for a wide range of entry-level professional jobs. We are committed to good urban design and to strategies and policies that promote land use in the public interest and for the benefit of multiple constituencies.

TUITION AND FEES IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-15
Indiana residents: $10,444
Non-resident students: $25,710

RETENTION RATES
2014-2015: 93 percent

GRADUATION
Number of degrees issued in 2013-2014: 31

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS GRADUATING IN FOUR YEARS
85 percent of students entering in 2008 graduated in 4 years; 95 percent graduated within 6 years.

EMPLOYMENT
Percentage of 2013 graduates employed after one year: 100 percent were either employed within one year or attending graduate school. (All students who graduated in 2013 were surveyed in January 2015.)

AICP EXAM
In the decade 2004-2014, 31 of our BUPD graduates passed the exam within five years of graduation, giving the school a 76 percent pass rate, per AICP data.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Employer evaluations of 12 juniors who completed internships in 2014 showed that the students received an overall 7.33 score on an 8-point scale.When asked how competent the students are to work in the field, employers ranked those students 6.67 on an 8-point scale.When asked to rank the student interns’ contributions to their company’s goals, employers ranked the interns 7.5 on the 8-point scale.

ALUMNI SATISFACTION
In a survey of students who graduated in 2013:

89 percent said their BUPD education prepared them well for their careers.

78 percent said their BUPD education prepared them to analyze data quantitatively.

100 percent agreed or strongly agreed that their BUPD education prepared them to work collaboratively with others.

75 percent agreed or strongly agreed that their BUPD education prepared them to understand issues of equity and social justice.