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 2016-17
Indiana residents: $11,014
Non-resident students: $26,748

RETENTION RATES
fall 2015 to fall 2016: 97 percent

GRADUATION
Number of degrees issued in 2015-2016: 13

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS GRADUATING IN FOUR YEARS
78 percent of students entering in 2009 graduated within 6 years. (4 years is the typical time to complete a degree)

EMPLOYMENT
Percentage of 2015 graduates employed after one year: 100 percent were either employed within one year or attending graduate school. (All students who graduated in the 2015 calendar year were surveyed in January 2016, ensuring that all had had one year or more in the field.)

AICP EXAM

Graduation Years  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012
Number taking exam  1  1  --------  -------  1  4
Number who passed exam  1  1  --------  -------  1 2
Pass Rate  100%  100%  --------  -------  100%  50%

 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Employer evaluations of 11 juniors who completed internships in 2016 showed that the students received an overall 7.54 score on an 8-point scale.When asked how competent the students are to work in the field, employers ranked those students 7.36 on an 8-point scale.When asked to rank the student interns’ contributions to their company’s goals, employers ranked the interns 7.36 on the 8-point scale.When asked how well the students worked with others in the office, supervisors ranked students 7.72.

ALUMNI SATISFACTION
In a survey of students who graduated in the 2015 calendar year:

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

100 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.

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

(Survey included 11 respondents.)