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2020 Best Colleges for Urban & Regional Planning in Ohio

Approximately 2,685 urban and regional planning degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. 128 of these diplomas were given by colleges in Ohio alone, making it the 7th most popular state for urban planning students. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Urban & Regional Planning in Ohio ranking analyzed 3 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 schools for Urban & Regional Planning students in Ohio.

Choosing a Great Urban & Regional Planning School

Best Colleges for Urban & Regional Planning in Ohio 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 schools on this list usually translates into higher than average wages following graduation. Recent urban and regional planning graduates from Ohio colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $33,300 in 2017-2018.

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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Urban & Regional Planning students in Ohio.

Best Schools to Study Urban & Regional Planning in Ohio

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Urban & Regional Planning degree.

Best Urban Planning Colleges in Ohio

It is difficult to beat Ohio State University - Main Campus if you wish to study urban and regional planning. Located in the large city Columbus, Ohio State is a public school 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. After graduating, urban planning students typically earn around $33,300 in their early careers.


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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is a great decision for individuals interested in a Urban & Regional Planning major. Located in the large city Cincinnati, Cincinnati is a public college 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.


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Miami University - Oxford is among your best bets if you're planning on studying urban and regional planning. Miami of Ohio is a large public school located in the fringe town of Oxford.More…

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Best Urban & Regional Planning Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Urban & Regional Planning Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 316 45
Illinois 306 106
Indiana 291 31
Wisconsin 290 40

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 7,514
Architectural Sciences & Technology 3,804
Landscape Architecture 1,288
Environmental Design 702
Interior Architecture 574

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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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