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The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program.

Student Achievement
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning was re-accredited in December, 2018 for seven years, the maximum accreditation period possible. The revised strategic plan approved as part of our re-accreditation focuses on elevating our students through a series of measurable goals. For more information on the strategic plan and student-oriented outcomes, please see the 2018-2021 strategic plan (PDF).

Student achievement corresponds with the three learning outcomes MURP are expected to master upon graduation based on FAU guidelines for student learning outcomes as well as Planning Accreditation Board guidelines. These three learning outcomes require students to demonstrate knowledge of general planning concepts, to demonstrate the skills required to be effective planners, and understanding values and ethics. Student assessment in the general planning knowledge categories for the first learning outcome ranged from a low of 82.4% in planning theory to 96.8% in the purpose and meaning of planning. For the second learning outcome related to planning skills, students rated themselves lowest for their ability to apply appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods (90.1%) and their ability to exercise leadership tools (90.8%). They ranked highest for the ability to apply planning procedures for engagement communities and stakeholders (96.4%). The third learning outcome revolving around values and ethics showed that they ranked themselves lowest in health and the built environment (81.0%) and highest in sustainability and environmental quality (96.1%). These learning outcomes are currently being refined for the coming years and incorporated into the student portfolio requirement.
2018-19 Tuition and Fees
In-state residents, per full-time academic year $8,875.68
Out-of-state residents, per full-time academic year$24,595.44
Student Retention Rate
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2017 and continued into fall 201880.0%
Student Graduation Rate
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 201459.0%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year11
AICP Certification
Percentage of master's graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 201376.92%
Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 201784.62%