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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 2019, the number of students assessed was 53; 46 exceeded expectations, and 6 met expectations. No students partially met or failed to meet expectations.

 

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

In State Residents, per full-time academic year
$ 21,314

Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year
$ 33,554

 

Student Retention Rate
Percent

Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2018 and continued into fall 2019
95%

Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2017 and continued into fall 2018
85%

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 2015
97%

Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2014
82%

Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2013
80%

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 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
63

Number of degrees awarded for the 2017 - 2018 Academic Year
48

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 2014
88%

Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2013
100%

Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2012
67%

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 2018
92%

Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2017
85%

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

Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2015
83%