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PROGRAM PERFORMANCE

College of Architecture and Planning


​​Performance Indicators


Our students graduate ready to work.

As a professional program, job preparation and placement are very important to us. On an August 2014 survey of May and August 2013 graduates (response rate: 68%), 70% of respondents reported they are currently working in a full-time planning-related job. 95% of  respondents reported being satisfied or very satisfied with how well the MURP program prepared them for their current position.

We have one of the highest AICP exam pass rates in the country.

Our graduates perform extremely well on the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) licensing exam. From 2004-13, MURP program graduates:

  • Had an exam pass rate of 83%, which is 12% higher than the national average
  • ​Ranked 3rd out of all 96 accredited programs in total number of alumni who have passed the exam

Graduation date

May

2008

Dec

2008

May

2009

Dec

2009

May

2010

Dec

2010

May + Aug

2011

Dec

2011

# of graduates

24

20

25

15

38

17

48

18

# who took the exam within 3 years of graduation

4

1

2

0

1

3

5

2

# who passed

4

1

2

n/a

1

3

4

2

% of grads who took the exam within 3 years of graduation

16.7%

5%

8%

n/a

2.6%

17.6%

10.4%

11.1%

% of takers who passed the exam within 3 years of graduation

100%

100%

100%

n/a

100%

100%

80%

100%

[Source: www.planning.org/certification/passrates (accessed January 9, 2015)]


We keep costs down.

In 2014-15, the total academic year cost (i.e., tuition plus fees for 14 credits in both the fall and spring semesters) for a full-time resident student was $12,395. For a full-time non-resident the cost was $32,637.

2014-2015 Academic Year

Tuition

Fees

Total

In-state

$10,638

$1,757

$12,395

Out-of-state

$30,880

$1,757

$32,637


For a complete list of student fees and a per-credit-hour breakdown of tuition rates, please see the CAP Graduate and Professional Tuition and Fees page​

Our flexible schedule and self-directed curriculum allow our students to work part-time in professional jobs or internships during the academic year. Additionally, non-resident students are eligible for residency after one year of living in Colorado (see the Colorado Residency page​).  

Finally, we are a member of the WICHE-WRGP program, which allows any student who is a resident of one of the 15 western member states to qualify for Colorado resident tuition for their entire time in the MURP program. For more information, see the WICHE-WRGP website


Our program is thriving. 

The MURP program at CU Denver has existed for 43 years and counts over 1200 alumni who are working in Colorado and around the world. Each academic year we graduate several dozen MURP students: 65 (2010-11), 60 (2011-12), 48 (2012-13), and 53 (2013-14). From 2007-10, our one-year retention rate averaged 88%. Although a good portion of MURP students attend part-time, 87% of students joining the program in 2007 and 2008 graduated within four years.


The MURP Program Strategic Plan 

In 2012, the MURP Program developed a new vision and five-year Strategic Plan.  Please review the plan found here​, but note that specific references to courses, programs, policies, centers, and other elements found in the Strategic Plan may no longer be current as their names or descriptions may have changed in our ongoing process of implementing the plan’s goals and objectives. 

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