Achievement Measurements


Student Achievement

The objective of USC Price’s Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program is to prepare students for employment upon graduation.  A performance indicator for that objective is client satisfaction with the quality of student professional skills in the comprehensive exam, required at the end of the MUP degree.  At the end of each comprehensive exam, clients are asked about their experience with USC Price’s MUP program and students.  Prior clients have indicated that they are impressed and satisfied with their overall experience and our students recommendations.  The clients who responded indicated that the comprehensive exams produced were well written and responsive to the needs of the organization.

MUP students prove to be tremendously successful as evidenced by their job placement rates and pass rates for the AICP exam (the first step in becoming a certified planner).

2018-2019 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 45,561
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 45,561


Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2017 and continued into fall 2018 98%


Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2014 97%


Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2017 – 2018 Academic Year 48%


 AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2013 75%


 Employment Percent
Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2017 93%