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NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAMBachelor of Urban Planning Development
GOAL OF THE PROGRAMTo 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 2012-13Indiana residents: $9,600Non-resident students: $20,396
RETENTION RATES2012-2013: 92.3 percent
GRADUATION RATESNumber of degrees issued in 2011-2012: 25
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS GRADUATING IN FOUR YEARS94 percent
EMPLOYMENTPercentage of graduates employed after one year: 87 percent according to alumni survey in 2012. (Survey included both BUPD and MURP respondents.)
AICP EXAMSince 2008, 35 of 38 BUPD graduates attempting the AICP exam have passed, per AICP.
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Employer evaluations of students who completed internships in 2012 showed that the students received a 7.16 score on an 8-point scale.When asked how competent the students are to work in the field, employers ranked those students 6.66 on an 8-point scale.When asked to rank the student interns’ contributions to their company’s goals, employers ranked the interns 7.133 on the 8-point scale.
ALUMNI SATISFACTION82 percent of alumni said their education in the Department of Urban Planning either prepared them well or provided excellent preparation for their career. (Alumni survey in 2012.)
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