STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AS DETERMINED BY THE PROGRAM:

Graduates of the Community and Regional Planning Program (CRP) at the University of Texas at Austin complete a rigorous course of study consisting of 48 hours of course credits. Courses involve a rich mix of graded class assignments, project work with clients, and evaluation of work by outside reviewers. To graduate with a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning, students must obtain an overall grade point average of B or better and receive a grade of B or better in all of the CRP core courses. In addition, each student must successfully complete an individual thesis or professional report read by a committee of at least two faculty members. Based upon our graduation rate, and the employment record of recent graduates in planning and related professions, the CRP program fosters the highest levels of achievement from our students.

In an exit survey of 32 MSCP graduates in spring of 2016, 24 responded to the survey (75%). Of the respondents 88% believed that the CRP curriculum had prepared them well to work in the planning profession. In addition, 96% of those surveyed indicated they were prepared by the CRP curriculum to communicate orally and in written form, 96% prepared to function in culturally and ethnically diverse environments, 100% prepared to analyze and interpret data, 96% prepared to function independently on self-directed projects, 92 % prepared to use computer based technology and planning-related software, and 100% well prepared to critically analyze information and arguments.
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ANNUAL COST - ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016— FULL TIME STUDENT
Tuition and fees for 12 hours per semester

Community and Regional Planning (in state) $11,306
Community and Regional Planning (out-of-state) $21,112

STUDENT RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES

Academic Year Enrolled Retention Rate Graduated in four years Graduation Rate
2011-2012 31 97% 25 80%
2012- 2013 39 97% 33 85%
2013- 2014 45 96% 43* 95%*
2014-2015 39 90% 21** 54%**
* 3-year graduation rate
** 2-year graduation rate

FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT RATE IN PLANNING RELATED PROFESSIONS

 
2013 Graduates
   
  Responses 26
  Response Rate 81%
  Employment within One Year of Graduation:
  Professional Planning Related Job 24
  Pursuing Ph.D. Studies 2
  Other Professional Employment 0
  Total Respondents Employed Within One Year of Graduation 92%*
2014 Graduates    
  Responses 25
  Response Rate 89%
  Employment within One Year of Graduation:
  Professional Planning Related Job 24
  Pursuing Ph.D. Studies 1
  Other Professional Employment 0
  Total Respondents Employed Within One Year of Graduation 96%*
2015 Graduates    
  Responses 29
  Response Rate 97%
  Employment within One Yera of Graduation:  
  Professional Planning Related Job 26
  Pursuing Ph.D Studies 2
  Other Profesional Employment 1
  Total Respondents Employed Within One Year of Graduation 90%*
*Percentage of those responding that were employed in a planning related job within one year - graduates that pursued Ph.D. studies were not considered to be professionally employed planners.

AICP EXAM PASS RATE

 Pass Rate 09-12 Graduates      
         
Graduation Years 2010 2011 2012 2013
Number taking 1 7 2 4
Pass rate 100% 100% 100% 100%