Measures of Student Achievement in the Master of Science in URPL Degree

The following is public information about our master’s program required by the Planning Accreditation Board. It is broken into four categories: Tuition and Fees, Student Retention and Graduation Rates, AICP Exam Pass Rate, and Employment Rates.

 

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and Fees are calculated for one full academic year (2015 – 2016, Fall and Spring semesters).

  • Wisconsin (in-state) residents:         $11,869.84
  • Minnesota (reciprocity) residents:     $16,986.32
  • Out-of-State students:                   $25,196.72

For a complete breakdown of cost of attendance, including the University’s predicted costs for room and board, please refer to the Financial Aid Office’s 2015-2016 Graduate Cost of Attendance webpage. Visit the Registrar’s Tuition & Fees webpage to see tuition and fees per credit hour.  

 

 

STUDENT RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES

 

The retention rate for a master’s program is the percentage of first year students who return the next academic year.

 

The graduation rate for a master’s program is the percentage of students who graduate within 4 years of enrolling. The graduation rate for a bachelor’s program is the percentage of students who graduate within 6 years of enrolling.

 

StudentRetentionand Graduation Rate

Percent

Percentage of degree-seeking Master’s students who began studies in Fall 2014 and continued into Fall 2015

100%

Percentage of degree-seeking Master’s students who began studies in Fall 2013 and continued into Fall 2014

100%

Percentage of single-degree Master’s students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2011

93.8%

Percentage of single-degree Master’s students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2010

90%

 

Number of degrees awarded, 2014-2015 Academic year = 22

Number of degrees awarded, 2013-2014 Academic year = 25

 

AICP EXAM PASS RATE

To become a certified planner, members of the American Planning Association (APA) must meet certain education and experience requirements and pass the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Exam.  The pass rate is the percentage of test takers who pass the examination within 3 years of graduating from our master’s program.

 

Graduation Years

2010

2011

2012

2013

Number taking exam

1

0

0

1

Pass rate

100%

n/a

n/a

100%

 

AICP Exam pass rate data are collected by the APA. For a complete list of pass rates for all PAB-accredited institutions see: http://www.planning.org/certification/passrates/index.htm?print=true

 

EMPLOYMENT RATE

 

Graduates - 2013

 

23

Responses

 

9

Response Rate

 

39%

Employment within One Year of Graduation:

Professional Planning Job

100%

 

Professional Planning-Related Job

0%

 

Pursuing Advanced Degree

0%

Total Employed Within One Year of Graduation

 

100%

 

 

 

Graduates - 2014

 

25

Responses

 

6

Response Rate

 

24%

Employment within One Year of Graduation:

Professional Planning Job

75%

 

Professional Planning-Related Job

n/a

 

Pursuing Advanced Degree

n/a

Total Employed Within One Year of Graduation

 

100%

 

The Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning was first established at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1944. Since 1955, this program has been recognized by the American Planning Association. We are fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board through 2016.