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 2019, the program utilized a two-year exit survey of graduates of the program from 2017, with the following results:

  • 89% of respondents were satisfied with their overall experiences in the MUP program.
  • 89% of respondents were employed in a planning or design-related job; 11% cited other
  • 88% 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 as strengths:
  • Respondents provided the following comments regarding their experience in the MUP program:
    • “What I learned in the MUP program has helped me stand out and achieve in my field.”
    • “The thesis process was enjoyable because it allowed me to focus on an area of my interest.”
    • “The MUP program linked research, academic skills, and practical workplace experience – what employers are interested in.”
    • “A primary strength of the program is the access to a network of local and regional professionals and mentors.”

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.


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 2018 and continued into fall 2019 95%


Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of single-degree-seeking students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2015 85%


Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year 27


 AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2014 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 2018 89%