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2020 Best Colleges for Urban & Regional Planning in New York

Approximately 2,685 urban and regional planning degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. 289 of these diplomas were given by colleges in New York alone, making it the 2nd 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 New York ranking analyzed 1 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 New York.

Choosing a Great Urban & Regional Planning School

Best Colleges for Urban & Regional Planning in New York Your choice of urban and regional planning school matters. Important measures of a quality urban planning program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Urban & Regional Planning graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A urban and regional planning bachelors degree from a school in New York helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $38,500 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 colleges for Urban & Regional Planning students in New York.

Best Schools to Study Urban & Regional Planning in New York

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

Best Urban Planning Colleges in New York


Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
14.3% Growth in Graduates
$38,500 Median Starting Salary

Cornell University is a wonderful decision for students interested in a Urban & Regional Planning major. Located in the city Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Cornell also offers 2 different higher degree levels in urban and regional planning, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Grads of the urban planning program report average early career wages of $38,500.


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Best Urban & Regional Planning Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 327 67
Maryland 284 14
New Jersey 280 24
District of Columbia 194 34

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

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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