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 2019-2024, 100% of graduating students passed the program's final examination.


2023-2024 TUITION AND FEESTuitionFeesTotal
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  RatePercent     
Percentage of students who began studies in Fall 2022 and continued into Fall 2023             90%


Student Graduation RatePercent     
Percentage of master's students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2020-202170%


number of degrees awardedPercent     
Number of degrees awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year                                                 10


AICP certificationPercent      
Percentage of master's graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2019100%

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.

Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 202383%      
Other:  Percentage pursuing advanced education, not included in above total17%