Graduate Urban Regional Planning

MURP Program Performance

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NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM
Masters of Urban and Regional Planning

GOAL OF THE PROGRAM
To educate generalist planners for professional jobs in urban planning, community and economic development, and other related fields. 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:   $8,810
Non-resident students: $19,669

RETENTION RATES
2012-2013: 86 percent

GRADUATION
Number of degrees issued academic year 2012-13:  25

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS GRADUATING IN FOUR YEARS
Since 2009, 64 percent of students have graduated within four years. (The graduation rate has been improving; indeed, 82 percent of students who began studies in 2011 graduated in 2013).

EMPLOYMENT
Percentage of graduates employed after one year: 100 percent according to a survey of 2012 MURP graduates.

AICP EXAM
In the last decade, 80 percent of MURP alumni who have taken the exam have passed, per AICP.

EMPLOYER SATISFACTION
Employer evaluation of seven students completing internships in 2013 ranked the students 7.1 on an 8-point scale. When asked how competent the students are to work in the field, employers ranked those students 7.2 on the 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 2012:

80 percent said their MURP education prepared them well for their careers.

70 percent said their MURP education prepared them to analyze data quantitatively.

80 percent agreed or strongly agreed that their MURP education prepared them to work collaboratively with others.

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