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NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAMMasters of Urban and Regional Planning
GOAL OF THE PROGRAMTo 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 2012-13Indiana residents: $8,328Non-resident students: $19,776
RETENTION RATES2012-2013: 86 percent
GRADUATION RATESNumber of degrees issued academic year 2011-12: 8
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS GRADUATING IN FOUR YEARSSince 2008, 50 percent of students have graduated within four years.
EMPLOYMENTPercentage of graduates employed after one year: 87 percent according to alumni survey in 2012. (Survey included both BUPD and MURP respondents.)
AICP EXAM17 of 20 alumni taking the exam have passed since 2008, per AICP.
EMPLOYER SATISFACTIONEmployer evaluation of 17 students completing internships in 2012 ranked the students 7.2 on an 8-point scale. When asked how competent the students are to work in the field, employers ranked those students 7.1 on the 8-point scale.When asked to rank the student interns’ contributions to their company’s goals, employers ranked the interns 7.8 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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