Accredited MBA Programs with the Strongest Alumni Network

How large a student body do you want in the campus MBA program you attend? There are benefits to both large and small programs. Large programs generally offer a broader selection of courses and more areas in which you can focus your degree. Smaller programs have more need to specialize. Of course, specialization can be a strength if it propels the school to the forefront of their area of focus.

The number of students enrolled at any given time also has a direct impact on the size of the school’s alumni base and therefore the size of the network you can reach out to for jobs and introductions as you approach graduation and throughout your career. Here also, bigger can be better. Small campuses, however, frequently have a more close-knit student body. There may be fewer alumni, but graduates who are more loyal to the school and will be more likely to respond to an email from a current student or another alum.

  • The average full-time MBA enrollment for campus programs is 257
  • The average part-time MBA enrollment for campus programs is 301
  • The average percentage of US Students enrolled in an MBA program is 86

MBA Student Enrollment

MBA Full-Time Student Enrollment

  • Lowest Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 2.00
  • Highest Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 2,102.00
  • Average Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 257.00

MBA Part-Time Student Enrollment

  • Lowest Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 1.00
  • Highest Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 1,741.00
  • Average Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 300.59

25 MBA Programs with the Highest and Lowest Full-Time Student Enrollment

The number of students enrolled at campus MBA programs ranges from only a handful to thousands. If you are interested in a small program, consider one such as Valparaiso University’s with only 7 students enrolled at the MBA level. If you’d like a large campus community, consider a program like University of Southern California with 2,102 students at the MBA level.

MBA Programs Ranked by Enrollment Type

Some campus MBA programs are comprised primarily of full-time students, some have mostly part-time students, and some are a fairly even mix. Which is best?

The answer might depend on whether you plan to attend full-time or part-time. Programs that have primarily full-time students will schedule most classes during the day and assume that students’ schedules are flexible enough to accommodate collaboration on group projects. Programs that serve predominantly part-time students will offer more evening and weekend classes. While all business programs want to ensure their students are prepared for the collaboration needed to succeed in today’s business world, they may have fewer group projects if the student body spends fewer hours on campus.

Considering an Online MBA Option

While digging into enrollment information on various MBA programs, don’t forget to consider your online MBA options. You might think that if you’re pursuing an online MBA that the questions of how many students are enrolled in the program and whether they attend full time or part time are irrelevant. But with today’s technology, online courses are becoming much more similar to those taking place on campus than they’ve been in the past. Like students attending classes on campus, you’ll want to consider whether the program is large enough to cover the topics you want to study and whether it has a mix of full- and part-time students that fits with your needs.

If you are interested in learning more about online MBA program enrollment data, see our online MBA programs ranked by student enrollment.

MBA Programs with the Strongest Alumni Network

Rank UniversityFull-Time MBAPart-Time MBA% MBA Students from U.S.
1Winston-Salem State University 2 27 100.00%
1University of Richmond 2 63-0
3University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee 5 64 100.00%
3Lamar University 5 784-0
5The University of Akron 6 220-0
6Berry College 7 39-0
7Central Washington University 9 6-0
8University of Nebraska at Kearney 10 81-0
8State University of New York at Geneseo 10-0-0
10University of South Carolina Upstate 11 12-0
11State University of New York College at Plattsburgh 12 1-0
12University of Minnesota Duluth 13 55-0
13State University of New York College at Brockport 14 61-0
14Valparaiso University 15 26-0
15Stonehill College 16 18-0
15Henderson State University 16 37-0
17Minnesota State University, Mankato 17 67-0
17Kutztown University 17 26-0
19Trinity University 18-0-0
20Emporia State University 19 400-0
21San Diego State University 21 289-0
21Minnesota State University Moorhead 21 39-0
23St. Cloud State University 22 81-0
24University of Idaho 24 5-0
25Salisbury University 25 30-0
25Saginaw Valley State University 25 37-0
27Ohio Northern University 26-0-0
27Indiana State University 26 35-0
29University of Northern Iowa 28 113-0
29Texas Wesleyan University 28 81-0
31University of Tennessee at Martin 29 103-0
32Eastern Kentucky University 31 15-0
33Washburn University 32 43-0
33Elon University 32 98-0
35Morehead State University 33 41-0
35Farmer School of Business, Miami University 33 107 95.00%
37University of Arkansas at Little Rock 34 117-0
37Saint Xavier University 34 161-0
38King's College 34 35-0
40State University of New York 35 154 100.00%
41University of Louisiana at Monroe 36 68-0
42Yeshiva University 37 11-0
42Western Washington University 37 48-0
44The University of Michigan-Flint 38 253-0
45The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 39 92 96.18%
45University of Colorado Denver 39 1,396-0
46Truman State University 39-0-0
47Missouri University of Science and Technology 39 49-0
49Frostburg State University 40 114-0
50The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 41 140-0
50Kennesaw State University 41 660-0
52University of Missouri-Kansas City 43-0-0
52North Carolina A & T State University 43 17 86.67%
54Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey 46-0 86.96%
55Michigan Technological University 47-0-0
56Sonoma State University 49 38-0
57University of South Florida St. Petersburg 50 161 96.68%
58Butler University 51 183-0
59Montclair State University 52 519-0
60James Madison University 54 160-0
61Towson University 55 37-0
61McNeese State University 55 33-0
63Arkansas State University 56 92-0
64Texas A&M University-Texarkana 57 167-0
65The University of Mississippi 58 91-0
65University of Maine 58 242-0
66St. Mary's University 58 60-0
68Eastern Illinois University 59 49-0
69Pacific Lutheran University 60 5-0
69Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 60 22 92.68%
71Bradley University 62 29-0
72California State University, Stanislaus 63 139-0
73The Citadel 65 193-0
74University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 66 710-0
74Le Moyne College 66 61-0
76The University of Tulsa 67 104-0
77Western Carolina University 68 231-0
77University of Vermont 68 4-0
78Southeastern Louisiana University 68 32-0
80Western Kentucky University 69 32-0
80University of Wisconsin-Parkside 69 417-0
81Southern University at New Orleans 69-0-0
83Saint Joseph's University 70 238-0
83Ramapo College of New Jersey 70 58-0
85Woodbury University 71 5-0
85University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras 71 106-0
87Rowan University 72 157-0
87Coastal Carolina University 72 65-0
89Western Michigan University 74 221-0
90Oklahoma City University 75 95-0
91Georgia Southern University 76 309-0
92Siena College 77 46-0
93State University of New York at Oswego 78 180-0
94University of West Georgia 80 120-0
94Clark Atlanta University 80 19-0
95Rider University Norm Brodsky College of Business 80 199-0
96The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute 80 168-0
98California State University, Fullerton 82 543-0
98Arkansas Tech University 82-0-0
100Rider University 83 216 88.96%
100Jacksonville University 83 109-0
102William Paterson University 84 270-0
102Miami University 84 69-0
104North Carolina A&T State University 85 78-0
105University of Central Oklahoma 86 70-0
106University of New Hampshire 89 259-0
107University of Baltimore 91 362-0
107Florida Gulf Coast University 91 228-0
109Willamette University 95 109-0
109University of Houston 95 815-0
111New Mexico State University 96 149-0
112New Jersey Institute of Technology 97 154-0
113Iona College 98 174-0
114Clarkson University 101 84-0
115Sam Houston State University 102 269-0
116Claremont Graduate University 103 47-0
117Bryant University 105 186-0
118Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden 106 314-0
119The University of Michigan-Dearborn 107 430-0
119Pittsburg State University 107 253-0
121Ohio University 109 1,023-0
122University of Alabama in Huntsville 110 247-0
122Texas A & M International University 110 170 59.64%
123Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 110 50-0
125John Carroll University 111 46-0
126University of Southern Mississippi 112 201-0
127Purdue University Northwest 113 86 83.42%
127Loyola University New Orleans 113-0-0
128California State University, Fresno 113 44-0
130Portland State University 115 316-0
131Auburn University at Montgomery 116 154-0
132California State University, Sacramento 117 191-0
133North Dakota State University 123-0-0
134Lehigh University 124 226-0
135University of San Diego 127 244-0
135Texas State University 127 365-0
136Kansas State University 127 155-0
138East Tennessee State University 128 65-0
138Appalachian State University 128 67-0
140Bowling Green State University 129 388-0
141University of Portland 130-0-0
142Eastern Michigan University 131 261-0
142California State Polytechnic University Pomona 131 160-0
144Seton Hall University 138 496-0
145Kent State University 142 98-0
146Saint Louis University 147 203-0
147Murray State University 150 56-0
148Belmont University 151 33-0
149University of Massachusetts Lowell 153 938-0
149Oakland University 153 248-0
150Texas A&M University-Kingsville 153-0-0
152University of Alabama at Birmingham 155 624-0
153The Pennsylvania State University at Erie The Behrend College 156 740-0
154West Virginia University 169 155-0
155Boise State University 174 421-0
156Clemson University 179 498-0
157Clayton State University 181 211-0
158Villanova University 184 1,099-0
159Southern Utah University 190 289-0
160The University of Tampa 192 245-0
161University of Kansas 202 435-0
162University of Kentucky 203 202-0
163Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 215 154-0
164University at Albany, State University of New York 217 184 91.27%
165University of Cincinnati 226 994-0
166Adelphi University 228 87-0
167University of Virginia-McIntire 233-0 84.12%
167Iowa State University 233 151-0
169University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 241 255-0
170The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 243 701-0
171University of New Orleans 245 95-0
172Louisiana State University 247 353-0
173Prairie View A & M University 248 43 95.88%
173Louisiana State University in Shreveport 248 926 97.19%
175Drexel University 251 509-0
176The University of Texas at El Paso 252-0-0
177Thunderbird School of Global Management 255 400-0
177Georgia Institute of Technology 255 367-0
179The Ohio State University 259 380-0
180Duquesne University 261 36-0
181University of Pittsburgh 264 299-0
182Hofstra University 266 382-0
183Purdue University 267 203-0
184Auburn University 273 654-0
185Illinois State University 288-0-0
186Cleveland State University 298 423-0
187Rochester Institute of Technology 302-0-0
188University of Oregon 311 20-0
189Rice University 322 707-0
190University of San Francisco 324 77-0
191University of North Carolina at Charlotte 326 565-0
192The University of Arizona 327 710-0
193University of Oklahoma 336 347-0
194Suffolk University 344 674-0
195Boston College 346 640-0
196University of Houston-Victoria 347 538-0
197Florida State University 354 831-0
198Eastern Washington University 366 108-0
199Binghamton University, State University of New York 371-0 56.33%
200College of William and Mary 372 598-0
201Carnegie Mellon University 378 296-0
202University of Wisconsin-Madison 386 115-0
203Wake Forest University 396 402-0
204California State University, East Bay 397 157-0
205Tulane University 401 438-0
206Utah State University 407-0-0
207Baylor University 410 295-0
208Northeastern University 414 728-0
209University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 430-0-0
210University of Tennessee at Knoxville 436 134-0
211University of California, San Diego 441 201-0
212Middle Tennessee State University 447 335-0
213Pace University 452 258-0
214Clark University 458 23-0
215Bentley University 465 586-0
216University of California, Riverside 466-0-0
217University of Minnesota 467 830-0
218Texas A&M University-Commerce 468 795-0
219Case Western Reserve University 470 167-0
220Texas A & M University-Commerce 477 1,419 80.96%
221University of South Carolina Aiken 516 98-0
222University of Colorado at Boulder 518 167-0
223Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick 528 1,643-0
224University of California, Irvine 532 441-0
225Vanderbilt University 535 93-0
226Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi 558-0-0
227Michigan State University 559 738-0
228Dartmouth College 569-0-0
229Georgetown University 577 573-0
230The University of Texas at San Antonio 600 608-0
231The University of Texas Permian Basin 637-0-0
232University at Buffalo, State University of New York 643 200 71.41%
233University of North Texas 645 814-0
234New York University 668 1,251-0
235University of South Carolina 688-0-0
236Fordham University 790 535-0
237University of Notre Dame 793-0-0
238University of Maryland 828 973-0
239University of Rochester 845 246-0
240Brigham Young University 867 246-0
241Central Michigan University 870-0-0
242Johns Hopkins University 881 882 51.33%
243Georgia State University 984 499-0
244University of Florida 1,067 716-0
245Washington University in St. Louis 1,069 247-0
246Texas A & M University 1,099-0 71.16%
247West Texas A & M University 1,100-0 89.36%
248Johns Hopkins University 1,106 1,553-0
249Boston University 1,184 1,741-0
250Washington State University 1,198-0-0
251University of Utah 1,300 426-0
252Baruch College-The City University of New York 1,412 1,298-0
253Duke University 1,920-0-0
254Cornell University 1,953-0-0
255The University of Texas at Dallas 1,986 1,315-0
256University of Southern California 2,102 715-0

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Data sources: MBA School Websites, IPEDS, National Center of Educational Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (ERIC), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). US News, The Econominst, Forbes, Bloomberg Business Week, Financial Times.

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