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Summary of Recent Actions

PAB accreditation indicates that the Program has undergone an external review and substantially meets the PAB standards and criteria. Programs granted accreditation demonstrated conformity with PAB standards after a thorough review from the Board. PAB bases its decisions on the overall quality of the program, its performance relative to its mission and strategic plan, and its performance relative to PAB’s 5 standards, which encompass a total of 29 criteria and 18 curriculum sub-criteria. When PAB determines that a Program does not fully meet a criterion or curriculum sub-criterion, the Program is encouraged to take steps to improve in that area and provide information to PAB on its efforts, either during the next accreditation review or in an interim progress report.

Additional detail on the accreditation actions can be found within the Accredited Planning Programs directory. Please note, the information presented below and within the directory is a summary. Please consult the school directly for in-depth information regarding programs, course offerings, and compliance with PAB standards. Programs should also be consulted directly for additional information on issues and areas of improvement identified during an accreditation review, and the actions that the school is taking to address these areas.

At its August 4, 2022 meeting, PAB took the following actions based on submission of the Program’s Progress Report:


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning, and Master of City and Regional Planning

The Board extended accreditation by 2 years, through December 31, 2026.


New York University

Master of Urban Planning

The Board accepted the report as fulfilling the Program’s compliance requirement.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The Board extended accreditation by 2 years, through December 31, 2026.

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