2020 Best Colleges for Urban & Regional Planning in the Great Lakes Region
Approximately 2,685 urban and regional planning degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Urban & Regional Planning in the Great Lakes Region ranking analyzed 6 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for Urban & Regional Planning students in the Great Lakes Region.
Choosing a Great Urban & Regional Planning School
The urban planning program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:
A Great Overall School
A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.
Above Average Earnings After Graduation
A urban and regional planning degree from colleges on this list typically results in above average wages after graduation. A urban and regional planning bachelors degree from a college in Great Lakes helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $33,300 a couple years later.
Other Factors We Consider
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
- Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Urban & Regional Planning students vs. other majors.
- Major Popularity - How many other urban and regional planning students choose this school.
- Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized urban and regional planning related accrediting body.
Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Urban & Regional Planning students in the Great Lakes Region.
Best Schools to Study Urban & Regional Planning in Great Lakes
Best Urban Planning Colleges in the Great Lakes Region
Any student pursuing a degree in urban and regional planning has to take a look at University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Champaign.
For those interested in something more advanced, UIUC also offers 2 different higher degree levels in urban and regional planning, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.More… Request Information
Ohio State University - Main Campus is a wonderful choice for individuals pursuing a Urban & Regional Planning degree. Located in the large city Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a very large student population.
For those interested in something more advanced, Ohio State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in urban and regional planning, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, urban planning students usually make around $33,300 in the first five years of their career.More… Request Information
It's hard to beat University of Cincinnati - Main Campus if you wish to study urban and regional planning. Located in the city Cincinnati, Cincinnati is a public school with a very large student population.
Cincinnati offers urban and regional planning degrees as low as a One to Two Year Certificates and all the way up to a Research / Scholarship Based Doctorate's.More… Request Information
Michigan State University is a wonderful decision for individuals interested in a Urban & Regional Planning major. Located in the city East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a fairly large student population.
For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Michigan State also offers a Master's Degree in urban and regional planning.More… Request Information
Miami of Ohio is a fairly large public school located in the fringe town of Oxford.More…Request Information
Ball State is a very large public school located in the small city of Muncie.
For those interested in something more advanced, Ball State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in urban and regional planning, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.More… Request Information
Best Urban & Regional Planning Colleges by State
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Rankings in Majors Related to Urban Planning
One of 8 majors within the Architecture & Related Services area of study, Urban & Regional Planning has other similar majors worth exploring.
Most Popular Majors Related to Urban Planning
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Architectural Sciences & Technology||3,804|
Notes and References
- The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
- 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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