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2021 Highest Paid Urban & Regional Planning Graduates in the Southwest Region

315 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,320 Avg Salary
$21,622 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Urban & Regional Planning Graduates in the Southwest RegionUrban & Regional Planning is the #173 most popular major in the country with 847 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 315 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Urban Planning Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Urban & Regional Planning Graduates in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in urban planning.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Urban & Regional Planning Majors

The average urban and regional planning major who graduates from a school in the Southwest Region earns about $33,320 per year during the early years of their career. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 16% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a urban planning degree is $35,025. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Urban Planning Graduates from Schools in the Southwest Region  33,320
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66,600
Average Salary for Urban Planning Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,025
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66,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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66,600

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2021 Highest Paid Urban & Regional Planning Grads in Southwest

The following colleges produce the highest paid urban planning graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Urban Planning Graduates in the Southwest Region

#1

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arizona. Arizona is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tucson. Students who receive their bachelor's in urban planning from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $30,200.

While working on their bachelor's, urban planning majors at Arizona accumulate an average of around $22,506 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Tempe as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public college with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, urban planning majors make an average salary of $33,200.

Urban Planning majors at ASU - Tempe take out an average of $20,030 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $210, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas State University. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the city of San Marcos. Urban Planning majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $31,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, urban planning graduates from Texas State carry an average student debtload of $22,318. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $238, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Urban & Regional Planning Colleges by State

Explore the best urban and regional planning schools for a specific state in this the Southwest region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 229 62
Arizona 187 253
New Mexico 141 0

One of 8 majors within the Architecture & Related Services area of study, Urban & Regional Planning has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 614
Landscape Architecture 78
Interior Architecture 76
Environmental Design 68
Architectural Sciences & Technology 55

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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.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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