Planning, Development and Preservation

Performance Information

Beginning in January 2013 each accredited planning program is expected to provide information to the public on the performance of the program and its students.  The following information meets that expectation and derives primarily from the Clemson University Department of Planning, Development and Preservation self study.

Student Achievement
Brief profiles of recent graduates found here indicate a range of professional activities and interests of our students.

Cost of Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are set by the University and reported on the University's web site.

Student Retention Rate

Year Number Matriculated Returned for Next Academic Year Retention Rate
2011 19 16 84%
2010 18 15 83%
2009 24 20 83%
2008 21 19 90%

Graduation Rate

Year Number Matriculated Graduated Within 4 Years Graduation Rate
2008 21 18 86%
2007 10 8 80%
2006 13 10 77%


AICP Exam Pass Rate within 3 years of City and Regional Planning Graduation

Graduating Class Number Taking Exam Pass Fail Pass Rate
2010 1 1 0 100%
2009 2 2 0 100%
2008 3 3 0 100%
2007 9 8 1 89%
2006 5 5 0 100%
2005 1 1 0 100%

Employment Rate
The Employment Rate measures the degree to which graduating students obtain planning positions within one year of graduation or elect to pursue an advanced degree after graduation.  (Note: We are conducting an Alumni Survey for our upcoming accreditation and will have more complete information when the results of that survey are tabulated.)

Year of Graduation 2012
Class Size 15
Professional Planning Job 12
Unknown 3
Total Employed in Planning Job within One Year of Graduation 80%
Year of Graduation 2011
Class Size 18
Professional Planning Job 14
Employed in Job other than Planning within One Year 2
Unknown 2
Total Employed in Planning Job within One Year of Graduation 78%
Year of Graduation 2010
Class Size 16
Professional Planning Job 12
Employed in Job other than Planning within One Year 1
Unknown 3
Total Employed in Planning Job within One Year of Graduation 75%
Year of Graduation 2009
Class Size 8
Professional Planning Job 6
Unknown 2
Total Employed in Planning Job within One Year of Graduation 75%
Year of Graduation 2008
Class Size 10
Professional Planning Job 8
Unknown 2
Total Employed in Planning Job within One Year of Graduation 75%