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    Program Performance 7D

    Consistent with the Standard 7.D. of the Planning Accreditation Board, the program is providing the following information, on program performance for the department's Masters of City and Regional Planning program



    Tuition and Fees
    (full-time student, one academic year)
    2016-17 academic year

    • NC Residents:  $11,606
    • Non-Residents:  $28,217


    Retention and Graduation Rates

    • Retention
      100% of students that entered the MCRP program in fall 2015 continued in fall 2016
      95% of students that entered the MCRP program in fall 2014 continued in fall 2015

    • Graduation
      96% of students that entered the MCRP program in fall 2012 graduated within 4 years

      100% of students that entered the MCRP program in fall 2011 graduated within 4 years


    Number of degrees awarded, 2015-16: 41
    Number of degrees awarded, 2014-15: 38



    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.  The pass rate is the percentage of test takers who pass the examination within three years of graduating from the Master’s program.

    Since 2004, 95% of UNC graduates who took the AICP exam have passed.

    Graduation Year 2010 2011 2012 2013
    Number taking exam withing 3 years of graduation 4 1 0 5
    Pass Rate 100% 100% 100%

     



    Employment Rate
    Within one year of graduation, 96% of students graduating in spring 2015 were employed in a planning position or pursuing higher education.

    Recent graduates have been employed by: Active Living by Design, Alta Planning & Design, Aspen Institute, City of San Francisco, FEMA, Fehr & Peers, Inter-American Development Bank, NC Department of Transportation, US Department of Housing & Urban Development



    Student Achievement
    Faculty evaluate each student on their Master's Project and Capstone Workshops.  The MP requires students to synthesize classroom learning to produce professional-quality work.  During the MP process, students demonstrate critical skills around planning knowledge, skills, and values and ethics.

    All second-year students must take a client-focused workshop course.  In this course, students work as a team to address the clients' issue. Students' projects dictate which aspects students demonstrate.



    Master's Projects Workshops
    General Planning Knowledge Shown Not Shown/* Shown Not Shown/*
    a) Purpose and Meaning of Planning 97% 3% 84% 16%
    b) Planning Theory 79% 21% 61% 39%
    c) Planning Law 73% 27% 23% 77%
    d) Human Settlements and History of Planning 96% 4% 68% 32%
    e) The Future 92% 4% 100% 0%
    f) Global Dimensions of Planning 83% 17% 29% 71%

    * Non-applicable


    Planning Skills Shown Not Shown/* Shown Not Shown/*
    a) Research 100% 0% 100% 0%
    b) Written, Oral and Graphic Communication 97% 3% 100% 0%
    c) Quantitative and Qualitative Methods 100% 0% 100% 0%
    d) Plan Creation and Implementation 92% 8% 48% 52%
    e) Planning Process Methods 92% 8% 52% 48%
    f) Leadership 83% 17% 94% 0%

    * Non-applicable

     

     

    Values and Ethics Shown Not Shown/* Shown Not Shown/*
    a) Professional Ethics 96% 4% 55% 45%
    b) Governance and Participation 91% 9% 77% 23%
    c) Sustainability and Environmental Quality 100% 0% 74% 26%
    d) Growth and Development 100% 0% 100% 0%
    e) Social Justice 94% 6% 84% 16%

    * Non-applicable





    Number of degrees awarded, 2015-16: 41
    Number of degrees awarded, 2014-15: 38
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