About the Student Body
requently Asked Questions about Urban Planning


How many students go through the program each year?
What is the mix of full-time and part-time students?
What is the average age of students in the program?
Do you have any minority students?
Does the program admit international students?
What proportion of students come from Wisconsin? From UWM?
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How many students go through the program each year?

The graduating class usually numbers between 12 and 20 students. At any one time, between 40 and 60 students are enrolled in the program. Because joint students and part-time students are enrolled for more than two years, the number of students enrolled at any one time is larger than the number of incoming students plus the number of graduating students each year.

What is the mix of full-time versus part-time students?

Approximately 70-80 percent of the students attend the program full-time.

What is the average age of students in the program?

The average age of students in the program is between 24 and 28 years old.

Do you have any minority students?

The program actively seeks a diverse student population. Minority students are encouraged to apply. Approximately 10 percent of the student population in the program is non-white and/or Hispanic.

Does the program admit international students?

Yes, as part of the program's interest in maintaining a diverse student body, international students are encouraged to apply. Approximately 6 percent of the student body is composed of international students.

What proportion of students come from Wisconsin? From UWM?

We don't precisely track this information. In general, about 85 percent of the student body is from Wisconsin. About 3-7 students each year earned their undergraduate degree at UWM. Most of these students were undergraduate students in Architecture who are pursuing the joint degree in Architecture and Urban Planning.