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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 May 1 – 2, 2022 meeting, PAB made the following accreditation decisions:


Ball State University

Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development, and Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The Board granted the Program a 5-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2027.


Kansas State University

Master of Regional and Community Planning

The Board granted the Program a 5-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2027. Progress Report by July 1, 2025 to be submitted by Program.


University of Michigan

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The Board granted the Program a 5-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2027. Progress Report by July 1, 2025 to be submitted by Program.


University of Minnesota

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The Board granted the Program a 5-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2027.


University of Wisconsin – Madison

Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning

The Board granted the Program a 5-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2027. Progress Report by July 1, 2027 to be submitted by Program.


West Chester University

Bachelor of Science in Urban and Environmental Planning

The Board granted the Program a 5-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2027.

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