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 2013-14
Indiana residents: $9,480
Non-resident students: $24,150

RETENTION RATES
2012-2013: 92.3 percent

GRADUATION
Number of degrees issued in 2012-2013: 19

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS GRADUATING IN FOUR YEARS
94 percent

EMPLOYMENT
Percentage of graduates employed after one year: 90 percent according to a survey of students who graduated in 2012. (Ten students responded to the survey; nine were employed and one had opted to attend graduate school).

AICP EXAM
Since 2008, 35 of 38 BUPD graduates attempting the AICP exam have passed, per AICP.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Employer evaluations of 23 students who completed internships in 2013 showed that the students received a 6.8 score on an 8-point scale.When asked how competent the students are to work in the field, employers ranked those students 6.8 on an 8-point scale.When asked to rank the student interns’ contributions to their company’s goals, employers ranked the interns 7.15 on the 8-point scale.

ALUMNI SATISFACTION
In a survey of students who graduated in 2012:

60 percent said their BUPD education prepared them well for their careers; 40 percent said they felt their education provided them some preparation but not enough.

50 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.

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