Performance Indicators

Beginning in January 2013 each accredited school of planning is expected 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 University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning files. A downloadable document with this information is also available.

Student Achievement

In the academic years 2015-2018, 100% of graduating students passed the School's final examination.

Graduate Satisfaction

Beginning in 2017, the School of Urban and Regional Planning surveyed students who graduated five years prior. For the class of 2012, 92% were either highly or somewhat satisfied with the way our program prepared them for their current employment.

Tuition and Fees

2018-2019 Tuition and FeesTuitionFeesTotal
Iowa Residents, per full-time academic year$9,785$1,356$11,141
Out-of-state residents, per full-time academic year  $28,726$1,356$30,082

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

Student Retention and Graduation Rates

Student Retention and Graduation Rates show the number and percentage of master’s students who matriculated and then graduated within four years of their matriculation.

Academic YearEntering Cohort2nd Year Retention RateGraduated within 4 yearsGraduation RateDegrees
Produced
2012-2013+2095%1785%34
2013-2014++2596%2392%25
2014-2015+++2286%1673%24
2015-2016++++1694%1594%*19
2016-201716100%1594**15

+ These numbers do not include two joint degree students who graduated within 4 years.

++These numbers do not include one joint degree student who graduated within 4 years.

+++These numbers do not include three joint degree students, two of whom who graduated within 4 years and one who left the program.

++++These numbers do not include three joint degree students

* 3-year graduation rate

**2-year graduation rate

Employment Rate

The Employment Rate measures the degree to which graduating students obtain planning positions within one year of graduation as well as whether they elect to pursue an advanced degree after graduation.

Year of Graduation: 2017
Class Size14
Response Rate100%
Professional Planning Job86%
Advanced Degree7%
Total Employed Within One Year of Graduation93%
 
Year of Graduation: 2016
Class Size19
Response Rate100%
Professional Planning Job84%
Advanced Degree11%
Total Employed Within One Year of Graduation100%
 
Year of Graduation: 2015
Class Size23
Response Rate96%
Professional Planning Job82%
Advanced Degree9%
Total Employed Within One Year of Graduation95%
 
Year of Graduation: 2014
Class Size22
Response Rate95%
Professional Planning Job81%
Advanced Degree5%
Total Employed Within One Year of Graduation95%
 
Year of Graduation: 2013
Class Size33
Response Rate97%
Professional Planning Job82%
Advanced Degree9%
Total Employed Within One Year of Graduation91%

AICP Pass Rate

The AICP Exam Pass Rate is the rate at which our graduates taking the American Institute of Certified Planners examination pass the exam. 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/.

Professional CertificationPercent
Percentage of Master's graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, Graduating class of 2012100%