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Updated Date: 1/19/2021

Consistent with the Criterion 1.F 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:

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees:

  • In State Residents, per full-time academic year:  $12,515
  • Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year:  $30,241

Student Retention Rate

  • 100% of students who started in Fall 2019 continued onto the next academic year

Student Graduation Rate

  • 94% of the incoming class of 2016 graduated within 4 years

Number of Degrees Awarded

  • Number of degrees awarded for 2019-2020 Academic Year: 38

AICP Certification

  • 94% of MCRP students who took the AICP exam within 5 years of graduation passed


  • 86% of students who graduated in spring 2019 with a professional planning, planning-related position within 1 year of graduation
  • Recent graduates have been employed by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), RTI, Urban 3, Renaissance Planning.

Student Achievement

 DemonstratedNot DemonstratedNot Applicable
General Planning Knowledge
a.       The purpose and meaning of planning72%0%28%
b.       Planning Theory40%4%56%
c.       Planning Law48%4%48%
d.       Human settlements and history of planning48%0%52%
e.       Planning for the future96%0%4%
f.        The global dimensions of planning16%0%84%
Planning Skills
a.       Research100%0%0%
b.       Communication 100%0%0%
c.       Quantitative & qualitative research methods92%0%8%
d.       Plan creation and implementation40%0%60%
e.       The planning process and methods64%8%28%
f.        Leadership 40%0%60%
Values and Ethics
a.       Professional ethics60%0%40%
b.       Governance and participation76%0%24%
c.       Sustainability and environmental quality68%0%32%
d.       Growth and development96%0%4%
e.       Social justice76%0%24%


Ranked 5th among Graduate Planning Programs by Planetizen

Ranked 5th among Graduate Planning Programs by Planetizen