MUEP - Program Indicators

The Planning Accreditation Board, which oversees accreditation for all planning degree programs in North America, mandates that all accredited Planning programs publish specified program information. Additionally, each university is to highlight their program's performance indicators and detail the current achievement of those goals. We hope you find this information useful in deciding whether our graduate program is a good fit for you. Additionally, you can view our Strategic Plan. The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning program:

 

Student achievement as determined by the program:

The Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning program assesses student achievement based on 5 indicators:

Areas of achievement and expected outcomes
Criteria
Fall 2016 - Spring 2018
Integrated knowledge of urban systems, processes & skills in planning applications
80% will perform at or above mastery based on final grade in PUP 501 Planning History & Theory
82%*
80% will perform at or above mastery based on final project  in PUP 580 Planning Capstone Workshop
100%*
Mastery of advanced methods for planning applications
80% will perform at or above mastery based on final grade in PUP 571 Socio-Economic Impact Analysis
94%*
80% will perform at or above mastery based on final grade in PUP 576 GIS for Planners
75%*
Experienced exposure to external/real world perspective
80% will perform at or above mastery based on final project  in PUP 580 Planning Capstone Workshop
100%*
Participation  in internship/mentoring
40% of graduating students will have completed an internship while in the program
57%**
80% of enrolled students will participate in the Professional Mentoring Program
NA***
Achieved proficiency in knowledge and application of planning ethics, processes and practice
80% will perform at or above mastery based on final grade in PUP 520 Planning Practice, Ethics and Processes
78%*
* Indicates actual percentage of students achieveing a mastery level of B+ or better.
** Indicates actual percentage of graduating students participating in an internship.
***No data is available for this time period. The Planning Mentorship Program has been restructured for 2019 and currently has 12 MUEP participants.

Program Costs

2018-2019 Academic Year
Tuition
Fees
Total
In-state:
$11,136
$4,498
$15,634
Out-of-state:
$30,198
$4,228
$34,426
International:
$32,434
$6,516
$38,950
* Tuition costs are estimated based on enrollment in a minimum of 12.0 credits in fall and spring semesters. For the most up-to-date information, see the ASU Tuition Estimator.

 

Student Retention Rate

The retention rate is the percentage of first-year students who return the next academic year.

Academic Year
First-year enrolled students
Retention rate
2017-2018 19 95%
2016-2017 21 95%
2015-2016 22 100%

 

Student Graduation Rate

The graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduate within 4 years of enrolling.

Academic Year
Graduation Rate
2017-2018 100%
2016-2017 100%
2015-2016 100%

 

Number of MUEP Degrees Awarded

Academic year
Degrees awarded
2017-2018
19
2016-2017
26
2015-2016
27

 

AICP Exam Pass Rate

To become a certified planner, members of the American Planning Association (APA) must meet certain education and experience requirements and pass the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Exam.

Pass rate for MUEP graduates who pass the examination within 5 years of graduation.

Graduation year
Planners taking exam
Pass rate
2014
15
80%
2013
4
100%
2012
3
67%
2011
4
25%

Employment

Percent of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation.

Job placement rate for the graduating class of 2017
100%
 
Graduation Year
Graduates employed within 1 year of graduation in a professional planning job
Graduates employed within 1 year of graduation in a planning-related job
Graduates employed in other professional jobs within 1 year of graduation
Graduates who pursue further education within 1 year of graduation

Graduates with unknown employment status
Total (percentages are rounded)
  #               % #               % #              % #              % #               % #               %
2017 14               53.8 2              7.7 2               7.7 2              7.7 6               23.1 26               100
2016 14               51.9 7             25.9 2               7.4 2               7.4 2               7.4 27               100
2015 13               44.8 2               6.9 5             17.2 1               3.4 8               27.6 29               100

Note: This information was updated January 2019.