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The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) program.

Student Achievement
Goals of the MUPP program are to:

  • Prepare MUPP students for professional employment in urban planning related occupations
  • Support and promote collaborative learning among faculty and students with colleagues, citizens and organizations in civic domains ranging from the local to the global scale
  • Strive to offer practical professional advice through an array of integrated teaching, research and service activities for a diverse clientele coping with complex urban problems.

An outcome measure associated with these goals is: Graduates will be able to compose professional advice combining writing, speaking, enumerating, visualizing and computing skills to offer practically relevant and professionally competent products. Achievement of this outcome is measured in UPP 506: Plan-Making Studio, a required course that is a centerpiece of the MUPP curriculum, taken in the spring of the first year. A common problem is developed by faculty; it addresses current issues and challenges facing a community in the Chicago area. Problems have ranged from the neighborhood to the sub-regional level. Achievement is measured by grades received in UPP 506, with a benchmark of 85% of students meeting or exceeding expectations. A grade of “A” indicated exceeding the benchmark; “B” meeting expectations; “C” partially meeting expectations, and “D” or “F” failing to meet expectations.

In Spring 2016, the number of students assessed was 57; 43 exceeded expectations, 11 met expectations, and 3 student partially met expectations. No students failed to meet expectations.

 

2017-18 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 20,752
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 32,992

 

Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2016 and continued into fall 2017 92%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2015 and continued into fall 2016 81%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2014 and continued into fall 2015 92%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2013 and continued into fall 2014 96%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2012 and continued into fall 2013 94%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2011 and continued into fall 2012 86%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2010 and continued into fall 2011 89%

 

Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2013 73%
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2012 77%
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2011 77%
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2010 100%
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2009 81%

 

Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2016 - 2017 Academic Year 61
Number of degrees awarded for the 2015 - 2016 Academic Year 33
Number of degrees awarded for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year 61
Number of degrees awarded for the 2013 - 2014 Academic Year 82
Number of degrees awarded for the 2012 - 2013 Academic Year 33
Number of degrees awarded for the 2011 - 2012 Academic Year 80
Number of degrees awarded for the 2010 - 2011 Academic Year 81

 

 AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2012 63%
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2011 100%
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2010 89%
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2009 80%
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2008 73%
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2007 57%
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2006 100%
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2005 100%
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2004 100%
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2003 100%

 

 Employment Percent
Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2016 81%