Public Information

  • The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Bachelor of Science in Regional Planning program.

    Student Achievement

     The Bachelor of Science in Regional Planning strives to prepare students for leadership positions as professional planners. Program graduates acquire ethical and conceptual knowledge, as well as a broad range of technical skills, and land use, environmental training to articulate community problems and plan for sustainable communities.

    The program uses the following methods for measuring student achievement: 

    1. Exit Questionnaire Survey;
    2. Assessment of the quality of the Portfolio by program faculty and external evaluators (adjunct practitioner faculty), compiled in the capstone course: RGPL 412 Community Planning Practicum; and
    3. Comprehensive Alumni Satisfactory Employment Survey—administered periodically (three- to five-year intervals).
  • 2017–18 Tuition and Fees per Full-Time Academic Year
    Pennsylvania Resident $12,146
    Out-of-State Resident
    Out-of-State Reduced Tuition $17,271
  • Student Retention Rate
    Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2016 and continued into fall 2017
    Student Graduation Rate Percent
    Percentage of students graduating within six years, entering class of 2011
    Number of Degrees Awarded
    Number of degrees awarded for the 2016–17 Academic Year
    AICP Certification
    Percentage of bachelor’s graduates taking the AICP exam within seven years who pass, graduating class of 2010*
    *Program received accreditation in 2012
    Employment Percent
    Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2016 81%