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 2019-2020, the average GPA of enrolled MUP students was 3.8. 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.

In 2020, the program surveyed recent graduates of the program. Among the 2018 graduates, 93% were employed in a planning or design-related job or planning-related field. Among the 2019 graduates, 97% were employed within the first year of graduating.

Furthermore, alumni provided testimonials to the strengths of the program:

  • “The studio courses were very strong and the level of intellectual rigor [was a strength].”
  • “The faculty brought unique, engaging perspectives, which allows students to follow particular faculty through the program.”
  • “The city of Seattle (and its professional opportunities), the cohort model (and its sense of community), hands-on experience within courses, accessibility of faculty, and the Professionals Council.”
  • “The program focus on cohort development through individual and small group engagement in the curriculum is a strength that, in my opinion, contributes to diversity of thought and retention of material. [The courses] provided a basis for practical application that I feel prepared me well for professional opportunities post-graduation.”

Please review our MUP Alumni Positions list to see a representative sampling of the positions our graduates of the Master of Urban Planning program hold.


2021-2022 Tuition and Fees

The estimated cost for one year tuition and fees for full-time enrollment during the academic year 2021-2022, assuming enrollment during Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters:

In State Residents, per full-time academic year $17,946
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $31,059

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 2019 and continued into fall 2020 95%


Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of single-degree-seeking students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2016 86%


Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year 32


 AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years of graduating who pass starting with graduating class of 2015 up through 2020 86.5%


 Employment Percent
Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2019 97%