Facts + Figures


Public Information

The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Master of Urban Planning program.


Student Achievement
We are proud of our students and their achievements. In the academic year 2017-2018, the average GPA of enrolled MUP students was 3.7. More than two out of three students has an internship while enrolled in the program, ranging from transportation to housing to data analysis and design, employed by a range of cities, organizations and private firms.

Furthermore, in 2018, the program utilized a two-year exit survey of graduates of the program from 2015-2016, with the following results:

  • 100% of respondents were satisfied with their overall experiences in the MUP program.
  • 92.9% of respondents were employed in a planning or design-related job; 7.1% cited other
  • 100% of respondents felt prepared for a job in the design/planning field or related field upon graduation from the program.
  • Respondents cited the following aspects of the MUP program that prepared them for their current positions in design/planning:
  • Respondents provided the following comments regarding how the MUP program prepared them for professional work:
    • “The program prepares students very well for the professional world.”
    • “I really enjoyed the opportunities to work on real-world planning projects through the Studio Course and the access to professionals via the Professionals Council.”
    • “So far, some of the most immediately applicable skills I gained from the MUP program have been the technical ones (e.g. GIS, graphic communications using Adobe software).”
    • “The professional connections and development was a huge factor in providing me experience that would make me qualified for a planning position. The opportunity to work with organizations outside of the classroom was a huge factor in me finding employment!”


2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

The estimated cost for one year tuition and fees for full-time enrollment during the academic year 2019-2020, assuming enrollment during Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters:

In State Residents, per full-time academic year $17,529
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $30,360

A complete list of tuition rates, student fees and a per-credit-hour breakdown of tuition rates is available at the University of Washington’s Office of Planning and Budgeting website.

MUP students pay the Urban Design and Planning tuition.


Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2017 and continued into fall 2018 95%


Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of single-degree-seeking students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2014 100%


Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2017 – 2018 Academic Year 30


 AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2013 93.4%


 Employment Percent
Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2017 90%