Public Information & Measures of Student Achievement
Tracking Our Performance - Outcomes Metrics
As prescribed by the Planning Accreditation Board (Standard 7D), TSUSP provides public information on its website about student achievement, program cost, admissions, graduation and retention rates and trends, AICP certification and employment outcomes for the MURP program.
1. Admissions Trends:
2. Enrollment Trends:
Percent of enrolled
|Percent of enrolled
|Percent of enrolled
**U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
3. Student Retention and Graduation Rates:
|Cohort beginning AY
|Graduated within 4 years
* Individuals still enrolled 12 months after initial enrollment.
**3-year graduation rate.
***2-year graduation rate.
4. Tuition and fees for a full-time graduate student for one academic year, 2015-16
Out-of-state : $21,300*
Based on 12-credits load per term, 3 terms per year.
*Residents of western states are eligible for in-state tuition under the WICHE program for graduate students. For more information on tuition and fees, please refer to the University’s webpage: http://www.pdx.edu/financial-services/tuition-fees
5. AICP exam pass rate:
|Year Graduated||June 2007||June 2008||June 2009||June 2010||June 2011||June 2012|
Of those who attempted
AICP exam pass rate data are collected by the APA. For a complete list of pass rates for all PAB-accredited institutions see: http://planning.org/certification/passrates/.
6. Employment rate of graduates within 1 year of graduation:
|% of graduates employed in Planning, or
Planning-related jobs within 1 year of graduation
|% of graduates pursuing advanced degree
|% of graduates with unknown employment status
"Planning, or planning-related" employment defined as "relating directly to the skills and knowledge acquired in the MURP program," as determined by the respondent. Figures based on surveys of graduates conducted approximately 12-18 months following June graduation.
Student Learning and Achievement
Students must earn a minimum grade of “B-“ in all core courses and maintain an overall G.P.A. of 3.0.
All students must earn a “Pass” in Planning Workshop. (With coaching from faculty, students form themselves into 4-6 member project teams around a project idea and work with a community client. During the two-term Workshop, project teams have full responsibility to formulate, design and implement their project. No project has failed to deliver a written product and project clients (which have included public agencies, neighborhood organizations, and non-profit groups) have uniformly commended the students’ work). More relevant perhaps, students demonstrate not only competency in technical planning skills but also their ability to work in teams, undertake multiple aspects of planning projects, work with clients, grapple with ethical dilemmas among themselves and with their client or the public. In other words, the Planning Workshop provides clear indications of what students have learned through the core curriculum, what they continue to learn through the Workshop, and what is less widely acquired.
The Planning Workshop Projects can be found at http://www.pdx.edu/usp/master-urban-and-regional-planning-workshop-projects.
MURP students have received a variety of national and state-level AICP/APA student awards, including:
2013 AICP Student Project Award – Application of the Planning Process
2012 APA, Oregon Chapter Stduent Achievement in Planning Award
2012 AICP Student Project Award – Application of the Planning Process
2010 APA, Oregon Chapter Student Achievement in Planning Award
2010 AICP Student Project Award – Contribution of Planning to a Contemporary Issue
2008 APA Oregon Chapter Student Achievement in Planning Award, Special Achievement in Planning, Certificate of Merit
2008 AICP Student Project Award – Applied Research
2007 AICP Student Project Award – Contribution of Planning to a Contemporary Issue
These can be viewed at http://www.pdx.edu/usp/student-awards.