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Table 1 Aggregate Faculty Assessment of Student Learning Achievement: MURP 2017

Very Poor Poor Fair Good Very Good No Opinion
A1 General Planning Knowledge 0% 0% 15% 38% 46% 0%
A2 Planning Skills 0% 0% 15% 23% 62% 0%
A3 Values and Ethics 0% 0% 8% 54% 38% 0%

Eastern Washington University takes pride in our applied focus in urban and regional planning. This report documents student achievement and provides public information on our Masters of 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 faculty assessment of students' capabilities at the ends of their course of study, as evdienced by demonstrated performance in core planning courses and capstone activities. For graduate students, this is their performace (both oral and written) in their Capstone studio course as well as on their thesis-equivalent research report, the oral defense of that product and their performance on a comprehensive oral examination which covers material from the core curriculum. The assessment categories are given below, and are based on faculty judgement of the student's grasp of the topic and their capability to apply it in an entry-level planning position.

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 3 shows current resident and non-resident tuition and fees. Table 3.  2017-2018 Tuition and fees

Graduate Program 2017-2018 Academic Year
Resident Tuition and Fees $12,059.25
Non-Resident Tuition and Fees $26,862.99

3. Graduates, Four Year Graduation Rates and Retention Rates

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

    Table 4. Degrees Granted 2008-2016

Academic Year Number of Masters Degrees Awarded
2016-2017 6
2015-2016 6
2014-2015 8
2013-2014 5
2012-2013 11
2011-2012 8
2010-2011 6


Table 5.   Fou-year MURP Graduation Rates

Academic Year Graduated Rate
2013-2014 4/11 36%
2012-2013 6/8 75%
2011-2012 6/8 75%
2010-2011 6/10 60%

Table 6.  Retention Rates

Fall 1st Year Enrollment Fall 2nd Year Enrollment Rate
2016 11 2017 10 91%
2015 8 2016 7 88%
2014 7 2015 6 86%
2013 11 2014 9 81.8%
2012 9 2013 9 100%

4. AICP Exam Pass Rate

The AICP Exam is an important distinction of professional accomplishment within the planning profession. The historic AICP pass rate for the EWU MURP alumni who have taken the exam is 79%. The AICP Examination Pass rate for MURP students who graduated in 2014 was 100% (N=1).

5. Employment Rate

Table 7 shows the number and proportion of MURP students who gained full-time employment in planning or a planning-related job within one year of graduation, as well as for the four previous years.

Table 7. MURP Post-graduation Employment Rates

Graduation Year Number of Graduates Graduates with Full Time Employment Rate
2017 6 5 83%
2016 6 6 100%
2015 9 6 66.7%
2014 6 6 100%
2013 11 9 81.8%
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