Department of Political Science

Student Achievement & Involvement

The Planning Accrediation Board requires this information be posted for the Graduate Community Planning (Master of Community Planning) Program at Auburn University.
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Student Achievement

Our Auburn University MCP graduates are successful in their careers and in the planning profession as a whole. Several alumni hold executive positions in the American Planning Association-Alabama Chapter. Our graduates have won awards at the state and regional level competitions of the American Planning Association, and our currently enrolled students give professional presentations at the national and state level conferences each year. View a sample of work by an Auburn University Master of Community Planning student or read more about how Community Planning students are making a difference.

2017-2018 Tuition & Fees

In-state Residents, per full-time academic year: $10,968

Out-of-state Residents, per full-time academic year: $29,640

Student Retention Rates

Of our students who began in Fall 2016, 75% continued their studies into Fall 2017.

Student Graduation Rates

From 2007–2012, our program has awarded an average of 15 degrees per year. Over the same period, the percentage of students who entered our program and graduated within 4 years was 95%. Since 2013, xx% of students graduate from the MCP program within four years.

Number of Degrees Awarded

Auburn University awarded seven Master of Community Planning degrees for the 2016-2017 academic year. 


Between 2011-2014, 20 Auburn University MCP graduates attempted the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam within 5 years of graduation. Of those, eight people passed it, for a 60% pass rate.

Student Employment Rates

Approximately 95% of our students find employment in a professional planning or planning-related job within one year of graduation.

Auburn University Student Planning Association

The Auburn University Student Planning Association (AUSPA) stimulates student interest in community planning and design, familiarizes students with the practice of planning, helps students in attending state and national planning conferences, and builds a strong relationship between the Community Planning degree program and other programs related to community planning and design. AUSPA endeavors to improve scholarship and performance of individuals entering the community planning and design fields. This student led association holds regular meetings and social events throughout the academic year. For more information, please contact Nathaniel Graham.


For more information

Jay Mittal

Jay Mittal

Associate Professor and Director, Master of Community Planning Program
Department of Political Science
Auburn University, AL 36849
8020 Haley Center
(334) 844-8409

Last Updated: June 01, 2018