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, land use, and 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).
  • 2018–19 Tuition and Fees per Full-Time Academic Year
    Pennsylvania Resident $12,979
    Out-of-State Resident
    $17,299
  • Student Retention Rate
    Percent
    Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2017 and continued into fall 2018
    66%
    Student Graduation Rate  
    Percent
    Percentage of students graduating within four years, entering class of 201483%
    Percentage of students graduating within six years, entering class of 2012
    88%
    Number of Degrees Awarded
     
    Number of degrees awarded for the 2017–18 Academic Year
    9
    AICP Certification
    Percent
    Percentage of bachelor’s graduates taking the AICP exam within seven years who pass, graduating class of 2011*
    *Program received accreditation in 2012. Two graduates, Class of 2013, passed the AICP exam.
    100%
    Employment Percent
    Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2017 70%