Master of City and Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.) Degree

MCRP Degree Statistics

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (OUTCOMES)


The program shall attract a sufficient number of well-qualified students from diverse backgrounds and shall adequately prepare, support, and advise these students to pursue and contribute successfully to the field of urban and regional planning.  Accordingly, the program shall demonstrate that its students upon graduation possess the knowledge, skills, and values that will enable them to secure professional employment, to perform effectively as planners, and to participate meaningfully in the planning profession.   Because students will join an increasingly diverse workforce, and work in diverse communities affected by global pressures, the student body should be diverse.  The approach to diversity should reflect the program’s intended scope (e.g., local, regional, national, international).  The program should strive to attract a student population, particularly from groups historically lacking access to, and under-represented in, higher education, as well as representative of the type of mixtures of ethnic, racial, and economic groups to be found in the settings where planners often practice. The program determines student achievement in the following areas with outcomes:

:

 

1. Graduate Satisfaction
How well do you think your educational experience in the planning program prepared you for the job you currently hold?

 

Frequency

Valid Percent

 

Very well

110

22.9

Quite well

164

34.2

Fairly well

128

26.7

Slightly well

58

12.1

Not at all well

20

4.2

Total

480

100.0

Missing

System

43

 

Total

523

 

 

2. Graduate Employment
(see below)

 

3. Graduate Certification
(see below)

 

4. Graduate Service to the Community and Profession
Our alumni survey indicated that 55 percent of the graduates are members of a professional organization and 14.9 percent assume leadership positions in such organizations.  The survey also showed that 34.7 percent of the graduations are in local community organizations and 22.7 percent assume leadership positions.

 

A sampling of organizations or groups graduates volunteer for:
(All that apply are checked.)

 

 

Responses

 

Percent of Cases

N

Percent

 

Professional organization, member

259

22.0%

55.0%

Professional organization, leadership position

70

6.0%

14.9%

Service organization, member

106

9.0%

22.5%

Service organization, leadership position

74

6.3%

15.7%

Local community organization, member

168

14.3%

35.7%

Local community organization, leadership position

107

9.1%

22.7%

Advocacy organization, member

105

8.9%

22.3%

Advocacy organization, leadership position

47

4.0%

10.0%

Advisory groups, member

103

8.8%

21.9%

Advisory groups, leadership position.

36

3.1%

7.6%

Other, please specify:

44

3.7%

9.3%

None

57

4.8%

12.1%

Total

1176

100.0%

 

 


5. Other Outcomes

Our alumni survey showed that approximately 37 percent of the graduates hold or have held elected or appointed positions at the local, county, state, federal, or international levels, with the highest percentage being appointed local officials.

Response from graduates that currently hold or have held any elected or appointed official positions. (All that apply are checked.)

 

 

Responses

 

Percent of Cases

N

Percent

 

Local appointed official

101

19.1%

21.2%

Local elected official

22

4.2%

4.6%

County appointed official

29

5.5%

6.1%

County elected official

3

0.6%

0.6%

State appointed official

25

4.7%

5.2%

State elected official

1

0.2%

0.2%

Federal appointed official

4

0.8%

0.8%

International appointed official

5

0.9%

1.0%

International elected official

1

0.2%

0.2%

None

338

63.9%

70.9%

Total

529

100.0%

 

 


TUITION AND FEES
Tuition and fees calculated for academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), and include tuition rates + student fees.



2013-14 Academic Year

Tuition

Fees

Total

In-State

$15,552

$2,154

$17,706

Out-of-State

$25,704

$2,154

$27,858



For a complete list of student fees and for per-credit-hour breakdown, please refer to the University’s Fall 2013 Tuition and Fees for New Brunswick Campus Graduate Students here:
http://studentabc.rutgers.edu/tuition-and-fees

Please note that tuition and fees for each school year are available around July 15th.  Most updated tuition and fees schedule is available at http://studentabc.rutgers.edu/




STUDENT RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES



Academic Years Ending

May
2011

May
2012

May 2013

# Applications Received

Fulltime

304

273

290

Part-time

7

8

10

Dual degree

4

5

4

# Applicants Admitted

Fulltime

198

175

174

Part-time

7

8

9

Dual degree

3

4

4

# Students Enrolled

Fulltime

88

80

74

Part-time

7

7

7

Dual degree

2

2

3

# Enrolled Students who Withdrew

Fulltime

2

1

1

Part-time

0

0

1

Dual degree

0

0

0

# Enrolled Students who Graduated*

Fulltime

86

80

72

Part-time

7

10

5

Dual degree

2

2

3

Graduation Rate %**

Fulltime

98%

98%

99%

Part-time

100%

100%

100%

Dual degree

100%

100%

100%

Mean time to Graduation

Fulltime

2 years

2 years

2 years

Part-time

3.8 years

3.8 years

3.8 years

Dual degree

3.5 years

3.5 years

3.5 years

 



AICP EXAM PASS RATE

To become a certified planner, members of the American Planning Association (APA) must meet certain education and experience requirements and pass the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Exam. The pass rate is the percentage of test takers who pass the examination within 3 years of graduating from a masters program, and / or within 5 years of graduating from a bachelors program.


Graduation Years

May 2008

May 2009

May 2010

May 2011

Numbers taking exam

13

8

6

4

Pass Rate

85%

100%

83%

100%




EMPLOYMENT RATE


Graduation Years Ending

December 2012

December 2013

Graduates employed within 1 year of graduation in a Professional Planning Job

Number

70

69

Percent

75%

91%

Graduates employed within 1 year of graduation in a Planning-related Job

Number

10

1

Percent

11%

1%

Graduates not employed in planning or planning-related jobs within 1 year of graduation

Number

5

0

Percent

5%

0

Graduates who pursue further education within 1 year of graduation.

Number

2

2

Percent

2%

3%

Graduates with unknown employment status

Number

6

4

Percent

6%

5%

Responses

Response Numbers

87

72

Response Rate

94%

95%

TOTAL Planning Master’s Graduates (MCRP)

Number

93

76

Percent

100%

100%