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 2020 survey of MUP alumni graduating one year previously found 90% were pleased or very pleased with their planning education at the GSD. Alumni surveyed from the classes of 2018 and 2017 were 100% pleased or very pleased with their education. For those surveyed in 2020, 2019, and 2018 who had graduated 5-years previously, 97% 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.
2020-21 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents/Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 53,420
Total cost including, tuition, fees, living expenses, and other costs $ 82,098
Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2019 and continued into fall 2020 100%
Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2016 100%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year 43
AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2015 100%
Employment Percent
Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2019 77% (of those surveyed who responded)


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