PAB (Planning Accreditation Board) Student Outcome Assessment

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 2022, out of 63 students, 24 received an A+, 20 received an A, 10 received an A-, 6 received a B+, 1 received a B, 1 received a B-, I received a C-.

The Graduating Student 2022 Exit Survey (which had a response rate of 60% (44 out of 73 graduates responded)  88% 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.

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees  
In-State Residents, per full-time academic year  $60,882
Out-of-state Residents, per full-time academic year     $60,88


Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2021 and continued into fall 2022  97%


Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2018    97%


Number of Degrees Awarded  
Number of degrees awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year     73


AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2018 100%


Employment Percent
Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2021 42%