While the MUP program at the GSD is by no means defined by its numbers, metrics can help illustrate the strengths of the program. We expect to add to the information on this page, so check back if you don’t see your question answered here.


Student Achievement
We look at a 3-year average of graduate satisfaction. A 2018 survey of MUP alumni graduating one year previously found 100% were pleased or very pleased with their planning education at the GSD. The figures were the same in for the surveys in 2017 and 2016. For those surveyed in 2017, 2016, and 2015 who had graduated 5 years previously, 97% were pleased or very pleased with their education. The MUP program surveys alumni from two time periods each year—1 year out and 5 years out.
2019-20 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents/Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 51,620
Total cost including, tuition, fees, living expenses, and other costs $ 79,536
Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2018 and continued into fall 2019 100%
Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2015 100%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year 51
AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2014 100%
Employment Percent
Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2018 100% (of those surveyed who responded)


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