Public Information

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

    Student Achievement

    Prior to graduating, students are required or strongly encouraged to participate in the following activities to enhance their communication skills and professional socialization:

    • Present their Civic Engagement and Service Learning research project and/or Community Planning Practicum research project at the Undergraduate Scholars Forum Conference. In its 10th year, the Undergraduate Scholars Forum provides “undergraduate students with an opportunity for scholarly development by presenting their original research, scholarly activities, and creative endeavors.”
    • Participate in the Student Planner Program sponsored by the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development. Since the program was instituted in 2009, it has served more than 45 undergraduate and graduate students. Each semester, cohorts of four to eight student planners are challenged to become part of individual planning teams, led by county planning staff, focused on advancing specific planning initiatives throughout the county.
    • Volunteer as student workers at the annual meeting of the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter. This forum provides students the opportunity to attend multiple presentations sessions, and interact and network with practicing professionals. Funding for conference participation is provided by the Department and APA-PA Chapter. On average, between 8 and 10 students take advantage of this opportunity.
  • 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 four years, entering class of 2013  100%
    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*
    *17% of the graduating class enrolled in graduate school and 25% are employed in non-planning careers