The Planning Accreditation Board requires each accredited school of planning to provide information to the public on the performance of the planning school and its students. The following information meets that expectation and derives primarily from the Urban and Regional Planning program files.

Student Achievement
In the academic years 2018-2023, 100% of graduating students passed the program's final examination.


2023-2024 TUITION AND FEES Tuition Fees Total
Iowa Residents, per full-time academic year $11,256 $1,735 $12,991
Out-of-state Residents, per full-time academic year   $30,203 $1,735 $31,938

More detailed information, including tuition and fees for international students, is available on the University’s website.


Student Retention  Rate Percent     
Percentage of students who began studies in Fall 2021 and continued into Fall 2022               91%


Student Graduation Rate Percent     
Percentage of master's students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2018-2019 100%


number of degrees awarded Percent     
Number of degrees awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year                                                  6


AICP certification Percent      
Percentage of master's graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2018 100%

The AICP exam is the only nationally recognized test of planner proficiency and knowledge in the U.S.
The AICP exam pass rate data is collected by the American Planning Association and reported to
planning schools each year.

Employment Percent      
Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2022 92%      
Other:  Percentage pursuing advanced education, not included in above total 0%