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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:

 
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15 2015-2016 2016-2017
Applicants
241
220
175
196 185 189
Admits
88
91
90
100 100 104
Enrolled
36
34
48
32 37
36

2.  Enrollment Trends:

 
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017

Percent of enrolled
students identifying
as a person of color**

13% 17% 17% 16% 19% 18%
Percent of enrolled
international students

0% 4% 6% 9% 8% 9%
Percent of enrolled
women students

51% 54% 57% 44% 43% 44%

**U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

3.  Student Retention and Graduation Rates:

Cohort beginning AY
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14 2014-2015
Number enrolled
40 32
36
35
48
32
Retention rate* 92%
91%
100%
97%
96% 97%
Graduated within 4 years
37
26
36 32
46
23
Graduation rate
93% 81%
100%
91%
96%**
 72%***

* Individuals still enrolled 12 months after initial enrollment.
**3-year graduation rate.
***2-year graduation rate.

Note: Graduation figures as of Fall 2016

4.   Tuition and fees for a full-time graduate student for one academic year, 2016-17

In-state: $14,565
Out-of-state*: $22,053
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 Financial Aid Webpage.

5.  AICP exam pass rate:

Year Graduated 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Of those who attempted
the exam within 3 years
of graduation, % of
graduates who passed
 

100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

AICP exam pass rate data are collected by the APA.  Check here for a complete list of pass rates for all PAB-accredited institutions.

6.  Employment rate of graduates within 1 year of graduation:

Graduation year 2012 2013 2014 2015
Graduates

29

34 33 48
% of graduates employed in Planning, or
Planning-related jobs within 1 year of graduation

86%

97% 85% 83%
% of graduates pursuing advanced degree

0%

0% 3% 0%
% of graduates with unknown employment status
7% 0% 0% 6%

"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 here.

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

The above awards can be found here.