PAB (Planning Accreditation Board) Public Information

The Master of City Planning degree program at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).

The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Master of City & Regional Planning program.

Student Achievement

We define student achievement based on the following items:

  • First Year Studio Grades
  • Second Year Studio Grades
  • Graduating Student Exit Survey

The first and second year studios are taught by professionals in the field and is the culminating project of each year. 

In Fall 2023, out of 62 students, 17 received an A+, 28 received an A, 9 received an A-, 7 received a B+, 1 received a B.

The Graduating Student 2023 Exit Survey (which had a response rate of 98% (68 out of 69 graduates responded)  72% said that skills gained from the program helped them obtain employment.

A 2018 Young Alumni survey (with 40 respondents) asked "How satisfied are you with how the Penn Planning MCP prepared you for your current employment?"  30% were highly satisfied, 45% were satisfied, 15% were neither satisfied or dissatisfied, 10% were somewhat satisfied.

2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

In State Residents, per full-time academic year


Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year


Student Retention Rate

Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2022 and continued into fall 2023


Student Graduation Rate

Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2019


Number of Degrees Awarded

Number of degrees awarded for 2022-2023 Academic Year


AICP Pass Rate

Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2019



Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2022