Beginning in January 2013 the Planning Accreditation Board began requiring 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. A downloadable document with this information is also available.
|In the academic years 2017-2021, 100% of graduating students passed the program's final examination.|
|Beginning in 2017, the Urban and Regional Planning program surveyed students who graduated five years prior. For the class of 2015, 100% were either highly or somewhat satisfied with the way our program prepared them for their current employment.|
|2020-2021 Tuition and Fees||Tuition||Fees||Total|
|Iowa Residents, per full-time academic year||$10,079||$1,388.50||$11,467.50|
|Out-of-state residents, per full-time academic year||$29,026||$1,388.50||$30,414.50|
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 2019 and continued into Fall 2020*||100%|
*This number does not include one combined degree student who continued in the program and
one who left the program.
|Student Graduation Rate||Percent|
|Percentage of master's students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2017-2018||81%|
|Number of Degrees Awarded|
|Number of degrees awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year||15|
|Percentage of master's graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2015||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.
Pass rate data over a longer time period can be found at https://www.planning.org/certification/passrates/
|Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2019||89%|
|Other: Percentage pursuing advanced education, not included in above total||5%|