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Public Information BA URP

Table 1. Aggregate Faculty Assessment of Student Learning Achievement: BA URP 2017

Very Poor Poor Fair Good Very Good No Opinion
A1 General Planning Knowledge 0% 0% 47% 21% 38% 0%
A2 Planning Skills 0% 0% 29% 33% 38% 0%
A3 Values and Ethics 0% 0% 25% 42% 33% 0%

Eastern Washington Unviersity takes pride in our applied focus in urban and regional planning. This report documents student achievement and provides public informaiton on our BA in urban and regional planning.

Following Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) recommendations, Eastern Washington University Planning Faculty developed an Urban Planning Programs Student Achievement Assessment Plan. Part of this plan implements annual, direct, integrative evaluations of graduating students' performance. All planning faculty jointly participate in this assessment.

This rubric, consisting of the following categories, constitutes factulty assessment of students' capabilities at the ends of their course of study, as evidenced by demonstrated performance in core planning courses and capstone activities. For undergraduates, the latter is demonstrated by performance in PLAN 490 Capsstone coursze.

The assessment categories are given below, and are based on faculty jedgement of the student's grasp of the topic and their capability to apply it in an entry-level planning position.

SLO Evaluation Rubric

Very Good Student exceed basic capabilities needed to perform well in an entry level planning position.
Good Student possess basic capabilities needed to perform well in an entry level planning position.
Fair Student understands basics of the material but may not be able to function independently without further mentoring in an entry level planning position.
Poor Student demonstrates gaps in basics of the material any will not be able to function independently in an entry level planning position without further mentoring.
Very Poor Student demonstrates serious gaps in basics of the material will likely not succeed in an entry level planning position without extensive mentoring.

2. Tuition and Fees

Table 2.  2017-2018 Tuition and fees

Undergraduate Program 2017-2018 Academic Year
Resident Tuition and Fees $ 7,109.61
Non-Resident Tuition and Fees $23,862.72

3. Graduation Rates

Table 3 depicts the total number of bachelors' degrees awarded by academic year, while Table 4 reports 6-year graduation rates for the students who entered the program in academic year 2009-2010.  Table 5 shows the retention rate of students enrolled in Spring Quarter of the relevant academic year who return the following fall.

Table 3. Degrees Granted 2010-2016

Academic Year Number of BA Degrees Awarded
2016-2017 9
2015-2016 9
2014-2015 9
2013-2014 5
2012-2013 7


Table 4.  BA Six-year Graduation Rate

Year Entered Graduated Rate of graduates
2011-2012 7/7 100%

Table 5. Retention Rates

Fall 1st Yr Enrollment Fall 2nd Yr Enrollment Rate
2016 10 2017 8 80%
2015 10 2016 10 100%
2014 16 2015 10 63%
2013 10 2014 8 80.0%
2012 12 2013 9 75.0%

4. AICP Exam Pass Rate

The AICP Exam is an important distinction of professional accomplishment within our planning profession. The historic AICP pass rate for the EWU undergraduate alumni is 76%. For the PAB 5-year post-graduation period (2012), no students who graduated that year have taken the AICP examination.

5.0 Employment Rate

Table 6. BA URP Post-graduation Employment Rates

Graduation Year Number of Graduates Graduates with Full Time employment Rate
2017 9 7 78%
2016 9 6 67%
2015 10 3 30.0%
2014 6 3 50.0%
2013 5 7 71.4%
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