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 2015-16
Indiana residents: $10,974
Non-resident students: $26,748

RETENTION RATES
fall 2014 to fall 2015: 94 percent

GRADUATION
Number of degrees issued in 2014-2015: 14

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 2014 graduates employed after one year: 94 percent were either employed within one year or attending graduate school. (All students who graduated in 2014 were surveyed in January 2016.)

AICP EXAM
In the decade 2005-2015, 29 of our BUPD graduates passed the exam within five years of graduation, giving the school a 74 percent pass rate, per AICP data. Of graduates in the most recent class to become eligible to take the exam, only one student has taken it; that student passed, giving the most recent class a 100 percent pass rate.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Employer evaluations of 11 juniors who completed internships in 2015 showed that the students received an overall 7.55 score on an 8-point scale.When asked how competent the students are to work in the field, employers ranked those students 6.91 on an 8-point scale.When asked to rank the student interns’ contributions to their company’s goals, employers ranked the interns 7.25 on the 8-point scale.

ALUMNI SATISFACTION
In a survey of students who graduated in 2014:

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

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

94 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.