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
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
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.
|Number taking exam withing 3 years of graduation||4||1||0||5|
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
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.
|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%|
|Planning Skills||Shown||Not Shown/*||Shown||Not Shown/*|
|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%|
|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%|