M.R.P. Performance Indicators

The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information to be posted for the Master of Regional Planning (M.R.P.) program. 

Student Achievement

Student achievement and metrics are measured through our coursework, which assesses students on their capacity to master qualitative and quantitative methodologies (from mapping and urban data analytics to mixed method surveying and interviewing), analysis and writing of professional reports, rigorous evidence-based analysis, and conceptual analysis central to planning, as well as skills in working and communicating across professional disciplines and modes of work. The department's mission stands at the intersection of public policy, geospatial modeling, and evidence-based social science.

2023–24 Tuition and Fees

  • In-state residents, per full-time academic year: $42,688
  • Out-of-state residents, per full-time academic year: $42,688

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Student Retention Rate

  • Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2022 and continued into fall 2023: 93%

Student Graduation Rate

  • Percentage of students graduating within four years of matriculation, entering class of 2019: 98%

Number of Degrees Awarded

  • Number of degrees awarded for the 2022–23 academic year: 48

AICP Certification

  • Percentage of master's graduates taking the AICP exam within three years of graduation who pass, graduating class of 2019: 60%


  • Percentage of full-time graduates (13 respondents out of 43 surveyed) obtaining professional planning, planning-relate, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2022: 62%                                                                                     

Updated January 2024

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