Graduate Urban Regional Planning

MURP Program Performance

The following information is required for public posting by the Planning Accreditation Board.

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 2016-2017
Indiana residents:   $10,248
Non-resident students: $22,680

RETENTION RATES
2015-2016: 90 percent

GRADUATION
Number of degrees issued academic year 2015-16: 12

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS GRADUATING IN FOUR YEARS
61 percent of those entering in 2013-2014 have graduated to date. (Two years is the typical timeframe to complete the degree.)

EMPLOYMENT
Percentage of graduates employed after one year: In January 2017, we surveyed those who graduated in calendar year 2015, ensuring they had all had at least one year in the workplace. 100 percent of respondents were employed in six months or less. 88 percent (8 out of 9) were in planning or a closely related field. 

AICP EXAM

Graduation Years   2007 2008 2009 2010 2011  2012  2013
Number taking exam 6 9 3 1 1  5  3
Number passing exam 4 6 2 1 0 4  2
Pass Rates 67% 67% 67% 100%  0  80%  67%

EMPLOYER SATISFACTION
Employer evaluation of 14 students completing internships in summer 2016 ranked the students 7.29 on an 8-point scale. When asked how competent the students are to work in the field, employers ranked those students 7.14 on the 8-point scale. When asked to rank the student interns’ contributions to their company’s goals, employers ranked the interns 7. When asked if students worked well with others in the office, supervisors ranked the students 7.36.

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

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

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

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

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

(Nine graduates responded to the survey.)


Department of Urban Planning
Architecture Building (AB), Room 327
Ball State University
Muncie , IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1963
Fax: 765-285-2648