Planning Accreditation Board


Established in 1984 and officialy recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) is a national specialized accreditation organization which accredits graduate and undergraduate urban and regional planning programs in North America.

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2334 W. Lawrence Avenue – Suite 209
60625 Illinois United States


+1 (773) 334 7200

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Recognized by

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Affiliations and Memberships

Association for Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA)

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Members or Accredited Institutions

Institutions with PAB accredited programs (October 2019)
Please visit the Planning Accreditation Board website for an up-to-date list of institutions with accredited programs.

1) Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
2) Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
3) Ball State University, Muncie, IN
4) California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA
5) California State Polytechnic State University, Pomona, Pomona, CA
6) Clemson University, Clemson, SC
7) Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
8) Columbia University, New York, NY
9) Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
10) East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
11) Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
12) Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA
13) Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
14) Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
15) George Washington University, Arlington, VA
16) Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
17) Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
18) Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY
19) Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
20) Iowa State University, Ames, IA
21) Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
22) Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
23) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
24) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
25) Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
26) New York University, New York, NY
27) Portland State University, Portland, OR
28) Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
29) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
30) San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
31) Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
32) Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
33) Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
34) The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
35) The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
36) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
37) The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
38) The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
39) Tufts University, Medford, MA
40) University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY
41) University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
42) University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
43) University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
44) University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
45) University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
46) University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
47) University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
48) University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
49) University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
50) University of Georgia, Athens, GA
51) University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
52) University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
53) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
54) University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
55) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
56) University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
57) University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD
58) University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA
59) University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
60) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
61) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
62) University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
63) University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
64) University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
65) University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
66) University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
67) University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
68) University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
69) University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
70) University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
71) University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
72) University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
73) University of Washington, Seattle, WA
74) University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
75) University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
76) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
77) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
78) Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
79) Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

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