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 2014-15
Indiana residents:   $10,616
Non-resident students: $22,532

RETENTION RATES
2013-2014: 75 percent

GRADUATION
Number of degrees issued academic year 2013-14:  14

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS GRADUATING IN FOUR YEARS
88 percent of those entering in 2011-12 graduated in four years. (Two years is the typical timeframe to complete the degree.)

EMPLOYMENT
Percentage of graduates employed after one year: 81 percent of our 2013 graduates were employed within one year; 94 percent of those were in planning or a closely related field. 100 percent of our 2012 MURP graduates were employed within one year.

AICP EXAM
Since 2010, 82 percent of MURP alumni who have taken the exam have passed, per AICP.

EMPLOYER SATISFACTION
Employer evaluation of seven students completing internships in 2014 ranked the students 7.4 on an 8-point scale. When asked how competent the students are to work in the field, employers ranked those students 6.9 on the 8-point scale. When asked to rank the student interns’ contributions to their company’s goals, employers ranked the interns 7.3 on the 8-point scale.

ALUMNI SATISFACTION
In a survey of students who graduated in 2013:

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

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

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

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