ARLINGTON - A just-released national survey conducted of a sample of 1,400 urban
planning scholars and 1,500 practitioners ranked the graduate urban and
regional planning program at The University of Texas at Arlington
School of Urban and Public Affairs as the eighth top- rated program in
the South Region, out of 22 programs in that region. Ranked immediately
above UT Arlington’s program were those at Texas A&M and UT Austin.
Ranked immediately below UT Arlington’s program were those at
University of Virginia and Clemson.
The same publication, “Guide
to Graduate Urban Planning Programs in the United States and Canada,
2009,” to be published by Planetizen and Urban Insight, Inc. of Los
Angeles in June 2009, ranked UT Arlington’s program as the seventh-best
program in the nation for those charging less than $15,000 tuition per
year as well as the sixth-rated most diverse student body in the
country, a measure taking into account racial, ethnicity, gender and
national origins. Nationally, approximately 100 universities offer
graduate degrees in urban planning.
“These are outstanding accomplishments that we can be genuinely proud of,” said Program Director Enid Arvidson.
Dean Richard Cole said the rankings are “real reflections of the
growing national reputation of our program and our faculty and of the
accomplishments of our graduates and are true indicators of why UT
Arlington's city and regional planning program is a great choice for
students seeking graduate degrees in this area.”
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