Summary of Recent Actions

April 2018 Actions

Candidacy Status Granted
none

Accreditation Granted
Alabama A&M University
Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2023

The 5-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

Arizona State University
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2023

The 5-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

San Jose State University
Master of Urban Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2025

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning and Master of City and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2023

The 5-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

Progress Report by July 1, 2021 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years to 12/31/2025.

University of Central Florida
Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2025

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2021

The 3-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected. The decision corresponds with expiration of the accreditation of the graduate program.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Master of Community and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2025

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Master of Urban Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2025

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

Denial of Accreditation, or Revocation of Accreditation
none

Denial of Candidacy Status
none

Probationary Accreditation Granted
none

Deferral of the Decision
George Washington University
Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Urban Planning

Decision deferred to spring 2019 board meeting. Board requests additional information on non-compliant areas by February 1, 2019. The program remains in Candidacy Status until the time of the board’s next review.

History of PAB Actions

Click here (PDF) for a history of actions taken since October 2014.

Useful Documents

Accredited Planning Programs

The list of PAB-accredited planning programs.

Planning Programs Granted Candidacy Status

The list of planning programs seeking accreditation which have been granted Candidacy Status.

Considering Accreditation?

Instructions for becoming an accredited planning program.

Summary of Recent Actions

History of Accredited Programs

This list includes all degree programs currently and previously accredited by the PAB.

2017 Accreditation Standards

(File Download: 338kB)

Standards approved March 3, 2017.
Programs submitting Self-Study Reports in 2018 will use the 2017 standards.

PAB Policies and Procedures Manual

(File Download: 518kB)

PAB combined its Accreditation Document with its Policies Manual to form a single new manual: The PAB Policies and Procedures Manual. This new manual contains all the PAB policies and procedures and provides guidance on the accreditation process.

The Value of Accreditation

(File Download: 268kB)

How it works and how it benefits students and the public; a brief document developed by regional, national and programmatic accrediting organizations, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

CHEA YouTube Video: Accreditation and Its Value To You

Accreditation Toolkit

(File Download: 1MB)

A publication by CHEA designed to provide information on accreditation to students, faculty, presidents, chancellors, and governing boards of higher education institutions.