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2022 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

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847

Graduates Per Year

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$56K

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#229

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

847

86% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

48

75% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

228

Preschool Education and Teaching

850

229

Urban Planning

847

230

Religious Education

843

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$26,138

18% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

266

Environmental Design

$26,192

267

Urban Planning

$26,138

Salary

Average Salary

$38,849

1% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

128

International Relations and Affairs

$38,968

129

Urban Planning

$38,849

130

Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

$38,802

Professors

Average

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

201

Cinematography

202

Urban Planning

203

Art Teacher Education

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TOP

50

Students

Very Diverse

4.3/5

18.12% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

49

Comparative Literature

50

Urban Planning

51

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SUMMARY

Majoring in Urban Planning is not only a valuable choice, but naturally a mandatory first step for pupils wishing to enter a career as a landscape architect, an urban community planner, or a landscape gardener. In fact, urban planning is a very rare degree coming in at the 229th most popular major. Last academic year, there were 847 urban planning graduates. In-state tuition for urban planning at private colleges is, on average, 4.9 times more pricey than their public equivalents.

With just 48 colleges offering this degree you may have a smaller selection of institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other urban planning undergrads, consider looking at institutions in Arizona which have the most undergraduates admitted to urban planning annually. less precisely, the top region to study urban planning is in the Southwest region with Arizona State University-Tempe, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University-Skysong best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to major in urban planning is the Pacific-12 Conference with Arizona State University-Tempe, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University-Skysong representing the conference. From our list on the best colleges, our selection for the best school for urban planning is Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The objectively 'best' school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There might be a bunch of angels to weigh when selecting institution. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could sway one's decision of which school to attend. Here at authority.org, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which urban planning school boasts the top campus, the winner is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If you are very interested in which school is home to the top campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more in order to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the schools with the best student life here and our choice of the school with the best student life for urban planning is Cornell University. Curious why? Continue scrolling to discover more about our top selections. Many of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If expense is a primary deciding factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might consider avoiding University of Southern California. University of Southern California appears to be the most expensive university for urban planning, at least regarding out of state students. We do have a list of the most expensive universities that could put the cost at University of Southern California into perspective. For more context, you could want to know that urban planning is the 267th most expensive program in the US, with an average cost of $26,100. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for urban planning in the country is New York with costs at the main college, Cornell University, of $56,550. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the U.S. for urban planning is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with Rutgers University-New Brunswick with a cost of $29,012, Cornell University with a cost of $56,550, and Haverford College with a cost of $56,200.

Our cheapest region for urban planning is the Plains region which is represented by Iowa State University with a cost of $23,230, University of Missouri-Kansas City with a cost of $24,729, and Missouri State University-Springfield with a cost of $14,850. On the bright side, the most affordable school for urban planning is Florida Atlantic University. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $11,600 for a degree in urban planning. That cost inflates by a lot to a median of $27,800 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. On that note, our selection for the school constituting the best value for urban planning: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On this page you will see our comprehensive list for the schools we see as being the best value overall. Bear in mind, this discussion is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for urban planning students can cover a wide range, but within two-years of leaving college students will often earn around $56,300. There is a lot of variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can rake in up to $94,900. Right out of college, the lowest end jobs within the urban planning space make $33,100, which is an alright wage. The top earning grads from urban planning have come from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of urban planning is high, coming within the 88th percentile of all majors. The school with the highest composite diversity for urban planning is Massachusetts Institute of Technology and here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Urban Planning major ranks only within the 74th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, ranking in the 88th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share at 49% of scholars majoring in urban planning. Additionally, 56% of undergrads seeking an urban planning major are men.

The median ranking of urban planning professors is 4 stars, a rating which is right on the average for all majors; which is a fine. If you want to find the most popular urban planning instructor nationally, take a look at Joochul Kim at Arizona State University-Tempe. It may come as a surprise, but the highest rated instructors for urban planning by student come from University of Nevada-Reno. As we consider data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the school with comprehensively the best professors for urban planning is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for urban planning is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we do hope you believe that approaching university from context primarily informed by superlatives could cause issues. We encourage you to explore our other pages on different colleges and read a couple of our helpful background articles on beneficial things to look out for as you continue your school search.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

#1 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 1st in the US. It has a total of 4,698 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.7% of applicants. Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $53,450 per year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is extremely expensive. 90% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate near $104,700 per year, which is 152% greater than the national median.

Cambridge, MA

web.mit.edu/

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

12,321

Students

#1

Ranking

$53,450

Tuition

Cornell University

#2 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

Haverford College

#3 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Haverford College is a small private liberal arts college located in Haverford, PA ranked 42nd in the US. It has a total of 1,368 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.32% of applicants. Haverford College offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Urban Planning, Visual and Performing Arts, and Chemistry programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 12th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,200 per year, Haverford College is exceptionally pricey. 87.06% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn near $60,700 per year, which is 46% greater than the national median.

Haverford, PA

https://www.haverford.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

1,368

Students

#42

Ranking

$56,200

Tuition

Arizona State University-Tempe

#4 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Arizona State University-Tempe is a very large public university located in Tempe, AZ ranked 1st in Arizona. It has a total of 46,314 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.47% of applicants. Arizona State University-Tempe offers 353 different majors and is best known for its Physical Sciences, Urban Planning, and Family and Consumer Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,710 for in-state students and $28,800 for those from out-of-state, Arizona State University-Tempe is reasonably pricey. 60.21% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw about $47,700 per year, which is 15% over the national median.

Tempe, AZ

www.asu.edu/

A-

Rating

86%

Acceptance

56,567

Students

#313

Ranking

$28,800

Tuition

University of Arizona

#5 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

University of Arizona is a very large public university located in Tucson, AZ ranked 2nd in Arizona. It has a total of 37,332 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 84.59% acceptance rate. University of Arizona offers 494 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security, Physiology, and Pre-Veterinary Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,299 for students from Arizona and $35,326 for those from out-of-state, University of Arizona is reasonably costly. 57.09% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in about $47,300 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

Tucson, AZ

https://www.arizona.edu

B+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

48,653

Students

#359

Ranking

$35,326

Tuition

University of Southern California

#6 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#7 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#8 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#9 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

#10 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a very large public institution located in San Luis Obispo, CA ranked 112th in the nation. It has a total of 22,130 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 28.42% acceptance rate. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 123 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Agricultural Mechanization, and Construction Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is moderately priced. 73.19% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn roughly $66,900 per year, which is 61% above the national median.

San Luis Obispo, CA

calpoly.edu

A

Rating

28%

Acceptance

23,278

Students

#112

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Arizona State University-Skysong

#11 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Arizona State University-Skysong is a very large public university located in Scottsdale, AZ ranked 6th in Arizona. It has a total of 46,027 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting around 5/8ths of applicants. Arizona State University-Skysong offers 131 different majors and is best known for its Family and Consumer Economics, Organizational Leadership, and Community Organization and Advocacy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,388 for students from Arizona and $18,980 for those from out-of-state, Arizona State University-Skysong is reasonably priced. 60.21% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to generate approximately $47,700 per year, which is 15% greater than the national median.

Scottsdale, AZ

www.asu.edu/

B

Rating

64%

Acceptance

58,961

Students

#532

Ranking

$18,980

Tuition

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

#12 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is a very large public college located in Pomona, CA ranked 42nd in California. It has a total of 26,549 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.59% acceptance rate. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Landscape Architecture, Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Manufacturing Engineering programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is moderately priced. 67.5% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $54,000 per year, which is 30% greater than the national median.

Pomona, CA

www.cpp.edu

B+

Rating

55%

Acceptance

28,547

Students

#355

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

University of Virginia-Main Campus

#13 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

University of Virginia-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Charlottesville, VA ranked 45th in the nation. It has a total of 18,983 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 23.94% acceptance rate. University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 210 different majors and is best known for its Systems Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,836 for in-state students and $47,257 for those from out-of-state, University of Virginia-Main Campus is very high-priced. 88.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $61,200 per year, which is 47% over the national median.

Charlottesville, VA

https://www.virginia.edu

A+

Rating

24%

Acceptance

28,593

Students

#45

Ranking

$47,257

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#14 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

#15 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a very large public university located in New Brunswick, NJ ranked 144th in the US. It has a total of 40,836 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 61.22% of applicants. Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 374 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Social Work, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,230 for in-state students and $29,012 for those from out-of-state, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.03% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

New Brunswick, NJ

https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

57,162

Students

#144

Ranking

$29,012

Tuition

Iowa State University

#16 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Iowa State University is a very large public university located in Ames, IA ranked 5th in Iowa. It has a total of 31,555 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.05% of applicants. Iowa State University offers 345 different majors and is best known for its Plant Sciences, Agronomy and Crop Science, and Agricultural Mechanization programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,042 for students from Iowa and $23,230 for those from out-of-state, Iowa State University is reasonably high-priced. 68.35% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $50,700 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Ames, IA

www.iastate.edu

B+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

37,944

Students

#376

Ranking

$23,230

Tuition

Florida Atlantic University

#17 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Florida Atlantic University is a very large public university located in Boca Raton, FL ranked 20th in Florida. It has a total of 30,624 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting more or less 62.5% of applicants. Florida Atlantic University offers 222 different majors and is best known for its Interdisciplinary Studies, Physiological Psychology, and Social Science Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 4th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $2,522 for students from Florida and $14,374 for those from out-of-state, Florida Atlantic University is moderately priced. 56.93% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $43,200 per year, which is 4% over the national median.

Boca Raton, FL

www.fau.edu/

B

Rating

63%

Acceptance

36,970

Students

#512

Ranking

$14,374

Tuition

Miami University-Oxford

#18 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Miami University-Oxford is a large public university located in Oxford, OH ranked 11th in Ohio. It has a total of 18,631 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 80.39% of applicants. Miami University-Oxford offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Chemistry Teacher Education, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, and Gerontology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,879 for in-state students and $32,905 for those from out-of-state, Miami University-Oxford is somewhat moderately pricey. 48.98% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% above the national median.

Oxford, OH

miamioh.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

22,010

Students

#374

Ranking

$32,905

Tuition

Michigan State University

#19 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

Temple University

#20 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Temple University is a very large public university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 253rd in America. It has a total of 31,632 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about three out of every five applicants. Temple University offers 493 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Communication, Recreational Therapy, and Social Studies Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $16,080 for students from Pennsylvania and $28,992 for those from out-of-state, Temple University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 69.66% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $50,500 per year, which is 22% over the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.temple.edu

A-

Rating

60%

Acceptance

43,154

Students

#253

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

#21 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is a large public university located in Durham, NH ranked 3rd in New Hampshire. It has a total of 13,538 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting faintly over 83.3% of applicants. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus offers 207 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy, Agricultural Production Operations, and Genetics programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,520 for students from New Hampshire and $32,050 for those from out-of-state, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is somewhat moderately expensive. 70.35% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Durham, NH

www.unh.edu

B+

Rating

84%

Acceptance

16,673

Students

#343

Ranking

$32,050

Tuition

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

#22 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Cincinnati, OH ranked 25th in Ohio. It has a total of 30,173 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting barely under seven ninths of applicants. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus offers 459 different majors and is best known for its Respiratory Care Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Commercial and Advertising Art programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,982 for in-state students and $25,316 for those from out-of-state, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 48.08% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $42,300 per year, which is 2% above the national median.

Cincinnati, OH

www.uc.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

43,692

Students

#661

Ranking

$25,316

Tuition

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

#23 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a large public institution located in West Chester, PA ranked 67th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 15,952 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three fourths of applicants. West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers 135 different majors and is best known for its Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, Sales and Merchandising, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 3rd. With an annual tuition of $7,716 for in-state students and $19,290 for those from out-of-state, West Chester University of Pennsylvania is moderately priced. 59.87% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw close to $48,400 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

West Chester, PA

https://www.wcupa.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

19,646

Students

#740

Ranking

$19,290

Tuition

Appalachian State University

#24 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

Appalachian State University is a large public institution located in Boone, NC ranked 14th in North Carolina. It has a total of 18,575 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.81% of applicants. Appalachian State University offers 142 different majors and is best known for its History Teacher Education, Environmental Control Technologies, and Art Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,242 for in-state students and $19,049 for those from out-of-state, Appalachian State University is moderately priced. 70.11% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in close to $38,800 per year, which is 7% under the national median.

Boone, NC

www.appstate.edu/

B-

Rating

77%

Acceptance

20,714

Students

#609

Ranking

$19,049

Tuition

University of Missouri-Kansas City

#25 Best Colleges for Urban Planning

University of Missouri-Kansas City is a large public university located in Kansas City, MO ranked 13th in Missouri. It has a total of 13,235 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.3% acceptance rate. University of Missouri-Kansas City offers 146 different majors and is best known for its Music Theory and Composition, Jazz, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 10th, 15th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,392 for students from Missouri and $23,080 for those from out-of-state, University of Missouri-Kansas City is somewhat moderately pricey. 46.73% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home near $45,700 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Kansas City, MO

https://www.umkc.edu/

C+

Rating

61%

Acceptance

19,166

Students

#719

Ranking

$23,080

Tuition