While the MUP program at the GSD is by no means defined by its numbers, metrics can help illustrate the strengths of the program. We expect to add to the information on this page, so check back if you don’t see your question answered here.

Student Achievement
A 2017 survey of MUP alumni graduating in 2016 found 100% were pleased or very pleased with their planning education at the GSD. For those surveyed in 2017 who had graduated 5 years previously, 92% were pleased or very pleased with their education. The MUP program surveys alumni from two time periods each year—1 year out and 5 years out.
2017-18 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents/Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 48,660
Total cost including, tuition, fees, living expenses, and other costs $ 74,574
Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2016 and continued into fall 2017 100%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2015 and continued into fall 2016 100%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2014 and continued into fall 2015 98%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2013 and continued into fall 2014 100%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2012 and continued into fall 2013 100%
Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2013 100%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year 28
Number of degrees awarded for the 2015 – 2016 Academic Year 39
Number of degrees awarded for the 2014 – 2015 Academic Year 33
Number of degrees awarded for the 2013 – 2014 Academic Year 39
Number of degrees awarded for the 2012 – 2013 Academic Year 41
Number of degrees awarded for the 2011 – 2012 Academic Year 20
AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2012 100%
Employment Percent
Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2016 100%

 

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