Connect With Us

Events

Public Information

The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the BS in Urban & Regional Planning program.

Student Achievement
The Urban & Regional Planning program at the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment, East Carolina University is designed to prepare professional planners for both the public and the private sectors primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern regions of the United States as well as other national and international communities.

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (ECU Institutional Planning, Assessment, and Research (IPAR) report, 2016-2017)

  1. Outcome 1. Development and impact of human settlements: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the development and impact of human settlements as it relates to planning.
    1. Means of Assessments:   
      • Examination: PLAN 4099-Exit Exam with embedded questions regarding the development and impact of human settlements
      • Criterion for success: 80% or more of the students will answer correctly 75% or more of the questions regarding development and impact of human settlements
    2. Results & Analysis of Results:
      • Results: It should be noted that it's hard to assess the outcome based on a few students' data. One of three students who took the exit exam (33.34%) achieved a score of 75% or more on this outcome. (7/28/17)
      • Analysis of results: The criterion was not met. Faculty determined that students showed weakness in understanding the "indirect" impacts of human settlements on Environments. (08/03/2017)
  2. Outcome 2. Global Interdependence: Students will recognize the global interdependence of societies, economies, and environmental systems and the implications of his or her actions on the wider global environment, including the natural earth environment.
    1. Means of Assessments:
      • Examination - Students in PLAN4099 (Practicum in Planning) complete an Exit Exam with embedded questions about the interrelationships and interdependence of society, economy, and environment.
      • Criterion for Success: 80% or more of students taking the exit exam will correctly answer 75% of the questions about interrelationships and interdependence.
    2. Results & Analysis of Results:
      • Results: Three of three students who took the exit exam (100%) achieved a score of 75% or more on this outcome. (7/28/17)
      • Analysis of results: The criterion was met. Assessment of the students' work this year indicate that students' improvement in this outcome over the previous year, when 40% of students scored 75% or more. With a new course offering, which focus on global interdependence in planning, students got more opportunities to learn global issues and interconnectedness in the discipline. (08/03/2017)
  3. Outcome 3. Expertise in Specialized Planning: Students will demonstrate knowledge of at least one specialized area of planning such as community development, coastal development, environmental planning or urban design. - Not in the assessment cycle
  4. Outcome 4. Theory and Legal Basis of Planning: Students will identify issues related to planning theory and legal basis of planning decisions. - Not in the assessment cycle
  5. Outcome 5. Skills of Planning: Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare plans and conduct and present research. - Not in the assessment cycle
  6. Outcome 6. Ethical Principles: Students will demonstrate knowledge of key issues of planning ethics.
    1. Means of Assessments:
      • Examination - Students in PLAN4099 (Practicum in Planning) complete an Exit Exam with three or more questions relating to ethics of the planning profession.
      • Criterion for Success: 80% or more of students will answer at least 66% of embedded ethics questions correctly.
    2. Results & Analysis of Results:
      • Results: None of three students who took the exit exam (0%) scored 66% or higher on this outcome. (7/28/17)
      • Analysis of results: The criterion was not met. A professional planner was invited to explain the ethical principles and values from his experiences. Nevertheless, the results were disappointing. We believe the diversity of the examples was not sufficient enough to demonstrate the breath of the real-life cases. (08/03/2017)


2017-18 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents, per full-time academic year $3,571
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $11,710


Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2016 and continued into fall 2017 87.5%


Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2013 100.0%


Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2016 - 2017 Academic Year 4


AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of bachelor's graduates taking the AICP exam within 7 years who pass, graduating class of 2010 100.0%


Employment Percent
Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2016 80.0%