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2021 Highest Paid Urban & Regional Planning Graduates

847 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,025 Avg Salary
$20,806 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Urban & Regional Planning GraduatesUrban & Regional Planning is the #173 most popular major in the country with 847 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Urban Planning Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Urban & Regional Planning Graduates ranking analyzed 12 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in urban planning.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Urban & Regional Planning Majors After Graduation

After graduating, urban and regional planning majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $35,025 per year. That's not so great, since it is 12% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Average Salary for Urban Planning Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,025
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Urban & Regional Planning Grads in the United States

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Urban Planning Graduates

University of Southern California landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid urban and regional planning school. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in urban planning from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $45,200.

On average, urban planning graduates from USC take out $17,491 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $192.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Iowa State University. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Ames. Students who receive their bachelor's in urban planning from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $38,900.

On average, urban planning graduates from Iowa State take out $21,687 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their bachelor's degree, urban planning graduates from University of Virginia carry an average student debtload of $16,736.

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid urban and regional planning school. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. Students who receive their bachelor's in urban planning from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $38,500.

Urban Planning majors at Cornell take out an average of $12,600 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $134.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo.

On average, urban planning graduates from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo take out $18,858 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, urban planning majors make an average salary of $38,400.

On average, urban planning graduates from Texas A&M take out $21,629 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $204.

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University of California - Davis landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid urban and regional planning school. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Davis.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Pomona, CSU Pomona is a public college with a fairly large student population. Urban Planning majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $36,700.

The average amount in student loans that urban planning majors at CSU Pomona take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,471. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $236.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the city of Columbus. Urban Planning majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $33,300.

On average, urban planning graduates from Ohio State take out $20,163 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

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Urban & Regional Planning is one of 8 different types of Architecture & Related Services programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Urban Planning

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 4,108
Architectural Sciences & Technology 1,864
Landscape Architecture 717
Environmental Design 591
Interior Architecture 484

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
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