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
We look at a 3-year average of graduate satisfaction. A 2022 survey of MUP alumni graduating one year previously found 95% were pleased or very pleased with their planning education at the GSD. Alumni surveyed from the classes of 2020 and 2019 were 92% pleased or very pleased with their education. For those surveyed in 2022, 2021, and 2020 who had graduated 5-years previously, 94% 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.
2022-23 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents/Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 55,000
Total cost including, tuition, fees, living expenses, and other costs $ 85,298
Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2021 and continued into fall 2022 98%
Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2018 100%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year 37
AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2018 100%
Employment Percent
Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2021 95%


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