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 239
  • The average part-time MBA enrollment for campus programs is 318
  • The average percentage of US Students enrolled in an MBA program is 75

Online Business Programs That Might Interest You

Learn about start dates, transferring credits, availability of financial aid, and more by contacting the universities below.

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: 238.61

MBA Part-Time Student Enrollment

  • Lowest Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 1.00
  • Highest Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 2,188.00
  • Average Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 318.33

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 University Full-Time MBAPart-Time MBA% MBA Students from U.S.
1 University of Southern California 2,102 715 70.00%
2 Columbia University 2,070-0 62.00%
3 Cornell University 1,953-0 73.00%
4 Duke University 1,920-0 71.00%
5 Harvard University 1,868-0 63.00%
6 University of Pennsylvania 1,740-0 67.00%
7 The University of Texas at Austin 1,690-0 76.00%
8 Baruch College-The City University of New York 1,412 1,298-0
9 University of Utah 1,300 426 90.00%
10 Northwestern University 1,289-0 66.00%
11 Texas A&M University 1,213 3 71.16%
12 Nova Southeastern University 1,202-0-0
13 Washington State University 1,198-0-0
14 The University of Chicago 1,193-0 70.00%
15 Boston University 1,184 1,741 63.00%
16 The University of Michigan 1,182 528 70.00%
17 Washington University in St. Louis 1,069 247 69.00%
18 University of Florida 1,067 716-0
19 Georgia State University 984 499-0
20 University of Virginia-Darden 969-0 75.00%
21 Yale University 932-0 67.00%
22 University of South Florida 915 779-0
23 University of California, Los Angeles 914 1,222 74.00%
24 Pepperdine University 907 913 56.00%
25 Stanford University 906-0 58.00%
26 Central Michigan University 870-0-0
27 Brigham Young University 867 246 82.00%
28 University of Rochester 845 246 60.00%
29 University of Washington 833 366 73.00%
30 University of Maryland 828 973 63.00%
31 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 825-0 62.00%
32 University of Notre Dame 793-0 64.00%
33 Fordham University 790 535 70.00%
34 University of Miami 759-0 73.00%
35 The University of Alabama 755 96 99.00%
36 University of Connecticut 745 1,053-0
37 Southern Methodist University 693 755 82.00%
38 University of South Carolina 688-0-0
39 New York University 668 1,251 74.00%
40 University of North Texas 645 814-0
41 The George Washington University 642 762-0
42 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 637-0 96.18%
43 Stevens Institute of Technology 617-0-0
44 The University of Texas at San Antonio 600 608-0
45 University of California, Berkeley 591-0 64.00%
46 Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis 581 1,582-0
47 Georgetown University 577 573 71.00%
48 Dartmouth College 569-0 73.00%
49 Michigan State University 559 738 71.00%
50 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 558-0-0
51 Vanderbilt University 535 93 88.00%
52 University of California, Irvine 532 441 56.00%
53 The Pennsylvania State University 529 1,003 69.00%
54 Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick 528 1,643-0
55 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 523-0 78.00%
56 University of Colorado at Boulder 518 167 91.00%
57 University of South Carolina Aiken 516 98-0
58 Emory University 506 265 73.00%
59 Brandeis University 498 7-0
60 Case Western Reserve University 470 167 56.00%
61 Texas A&M University-Commerce 468 795-0
62 University of Minnesota 467 830 82.00%
63 University of California, Riverside 466-0-0
64 Bentley University 465 586-0
65 Clark University 458 23-0
66 Loyola University Chicago 457 122-0
67 Pace University 452 258-0
68 Middle Tennessee State University 447 335-0
69 University of California, San Diego 441 201-0
70 University of Tennessee at Knoxville 436 134 94.00%
71 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 430-0-0
72 University at Buffalo, State University of New York 417 275 71.41%
73 Northeastern University 414 728-0
74 Baylor University 410 295-0
75 Utah State University 407-0-0
76 Tulane University 401 438 83.00%
77 California State University, East Bay 397 157-0
78 Wake Forest University 396 402-0
79 University of Illinois at Chicago 387 326-0
80 University of Wisconsin-Madison 386 180 73.00%
81 Carnegie Mellon University 378 296 66.00%
82 College of William and Mary 372 598 60.00%
83 Texas Christian University 371 34-0
84 Eastern Washington University 366 108-0
85 Wright State University 362-0-0
86 Florida State University 356 825-0
87 University of Houston-Victoria 347 538-0
88 Boston College 346 640-0
89 Suffolk University 344 674-0
90 University of Oklahoma 336 347-0
91 University of Massachusetts Amherst 327 1,651-0
91 The University of Arizona 327 710-0
93 University of North Carolina at Charlotte 326 565-0
94 University of San Francisco 324 77-0
95 Rice University 322 707 76.00%
96 Indiana University Bloomington 319-0-0
97 University of Oregon 313 18-0
98 West Virginia University 304 155-0
99 Rochester Institute of Technology 302-0-0
100 University of Denver 301 581-0
101 Cleveland State University 298 423-0
102 University of Delaware 294 500-0
103 Illinois State University 288-0-0
104 East Carolina University 287 550-0
105 Babson College 283-0-0
106 New York Institute of Technology 274 404-0
107 Auburn University 273 654-0
108 Purdue University 267 203 44.00%
109 Hofstra University 266 382-0
110 University of Pittsburgh 264 299 52.00%
111 Duquesne University 261 36-0
112 The Ohio State University 259 380 73.00%
113 Thunderbird School of Global Management 255 400-0
113 Georgia Institute of Technology 255 367 85.00%
115 The University of Texas at El Paso 252-0-0
116 Drexel University 251 509-0
117 Louisiana State University in Shreveport 248 926 97.19%
118 University of New Orleans 245 95-0
119 The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 243 701-0
120 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 241 255-0
121 Iowa State University 233 151-0
122 California State University, Long Beach 232 167-0
123 Wayne State University 231 1,048-0
124 Hult International Business School 229-0-0
125 Adelphi University 228 87-0
126 University of Cincinnati 226 994-0
126 Naval Postgraduate School 226 105-0
128 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 215 154-0
128 George Mason University 215 319-0
130 University of Dayton 213 300-0
131 Quinnipiac University 207 367-0
132 University of Kentucky 203 202-0
132 Southern University and A&M College 203 2 92.70%
134 University of Kansas 202 435-0
135 Binghamton University 200-0 56.33%
136 Missouri State University 199-0-0
137 The University of Iowa 197 1,475-0
138 The University of Tampa 192 245-0
139 Southern Utah University 190 289-0
140 University of North Alabama 189 1,018-0
141 University of Hawaii at Manoa 188 35-0
141 Syracuse University 188 1,106-0
143 Villanova University 184 1,099-0
144 University of Arkansas 183 200-0
145 Clayton State University 181 211-0
145 Colorado State University 181 1,032-0
147 Marymount University 180 150-0
148 Clemson University 179 498-0
149 University of North Florida 177 377-0
150 Indiana University of Pennsylvania 176-0-0
151 Boise State University 174 421-0
151 Sacred Heart University 174 230-0
153 University of California, Davis 173 559 52.00%
154 Youngstown State University 168 42-0
155 Arizona State University 162-0 62.00%
156 The Pennsylvania State University at Erie The Behrend College 156 740-0
157 University of Alabama at Birmingham 155 624-0
158 University of Massachusetts Lowell 153 938-0
158 Oakland University 153 248-0
159 Texas A&M University-Kingsville 153-0-0
161 Rollins College 151 86 83.00%
161 Belmont University 151 33-0
163 Murray State University 150 56-0
164 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 147 267-0
164 Saint Louis University 147 203-0
166 Kent State University 142 98-0
167 University of Central Arkansas 141-0-0
168 Seton Hall University 138 496-0
168 Louisiana Tech University 138 68-0
170 University at Albany, State University of New York 137 184 91.27%
171 University of Missouri-St. Louis 136 326-0
172 Abilene Christian University 135 39-0
173 University of Dallas 133 479-0
174 Eastern Michigan University 131 261-0
174 California State Polytechnic University Pomona 131 160-0
176 University of Portland 130-0-0
177 California State University, Bakersfield 129-0-0
177 Bowling Green State University 129 388-0
178 Kean University 129-0-0
180 East Tennessee State University 128 65-0
180 Appalachian State University 128 67-0
182 University of San Diego 127 244-0
182 Texas State University 127 365-0
183 Kansas State University 127 155-0
185 San Jose State University 126 175-0
186 University of Nevada, Reno 125 295-0
187 Marshall University 124-0-0
188 North Dakota State University 123-0-0
188 Lehigh University 123 226-0
189 San Francisco State University 123 96-0
191 California State University, Sacramento 117 191-0
192 Auburn University at Montgomery 116 154-0
193 Portland State University 115 316-0
193 California State University-San Marcos 115 20-0
195 Purdue University Calumet 113 86 83.42%
195 Loyola University New Orleans 113-0-0
196 California State University, Fresno 113 44-0
198 University of Southern Mississippi 112 201-0
198 Illinois Institute of Technology 112 64-0
200 University of New Haven 111 66-0
200 John Carroll University 111 46-0
201 Samford University 111 32-0
203 University of Alabama in Huntsville 110 247-0
203 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 110 50-0
205 Ohio University 109 1,023-0
205 Manhattan College 109 17-0
207 The University of Rhode Island 107 191-0
207 The University of Michigan-Dearborn 107 430-0
208 Pittsburg State University 107 253-0
210 Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden 106 314-0
211 Bryant University 105 186-0
212 Providence College 104 73-0
213 Claremont Graduate University 103 47-0
214 University of North Carolina Wilmington 102 569-0
214 Texas Tech University 102-0-0
215 State University of New York at New Paltz 102-0-0
216 Sam Houston State University 102 269-0
218 Clarkson University 101 84-0
219 The University of Texas at Dallas 1,986 1,315 66.00%
220 Drake University 99 164-0
221 Iona College 98 174-0
222 New Jersey Institute of Technology 97 154-0
223 New Mexico State University 96 149-0
224 Willamette University 95 109 86.00%
224 University of Houston 95 815-0
226 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 92-0-0
227 University of Baltimore 91 362-0
227 Texas Southern University 91-0-0
228 Florida Gulf Coast University 91 228-0
229 North Carolina State University 91-0-0
231 University of New Hampshire 89 259-0
232 Utah Valley University 87 125-0
233 University of Central Oklahoma 86 70-0
234 North Carolina A&T State University 85 78 86.67%
234 Loyola University Maryland 85 281-0
236 William Paterson University 84 270-0
236 University of Missouri 84-0 79.00%
237 Prairie View A&M University 84 153 95.88%
238 Miami University 84 69 95.00%
239 Louisiana State University 84 353-0
241 Oregon State University 83-0-0
241 Jacksonville University 83 109-0
243 California State University, Fullerton 82 543-0
243 Arkansas Tech University 82-0-0
245 Central Connecticut State University 81 204-0
245 Virginia Commonwealth University 81 455-0
247 University of West Georgia 80 120-0
247 Rider University 80 199 88.96%
248 Clark Atlanta University 80 19-0
249 The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute 80 168-0
251 Fairleigh Dickinson University 79-0-0
252 State University of New York at Oswego 78 180-0
252 Western Illinois University 78 139-0
254 Siena College 77 46-0
255 Georgia Southern University 76 309-0
256 West Texas A&M University 75-0 89.36%
256 Oklahoma City University 75 95-0
257 Tennessee State University 75 13-0
258 Barry University 75 217-0
260 Western Michigan University 74 221-0
261 Morgan State University 73 36-0
262 University of Toledo 72-0-0
262 Rowan University 72 157-0
263 Coastal Carolina University 72 65-0
265 Woodbury University 71 5-0
265 University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras 71 106-0
267 Saint Joseph's University 70 238-0
267 Ramapo College of New Jersey 70 58-0
268 University of Northern Colorado 70 148-0
270 Western Kentucky University 69 32-0
270 University of Wisconsin-Parkside 69 417-0
271 Southern University at New Orleans 69-0-0
273 Western Carolina University 68 231-0
273 University of Vermont 68 4-0
274 University of Oklahoma 68 347-0
275 Southeastern Louisiana University 68 32-0
276 Oklahoma State University 68-0-0
278 The University of Tulsa 67 104-0
279 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 66 710-0
279 University of Detroit Mercy 66 82-0
280 Le Moyne College 66 61-0
281 Missouri Western State University 66-0-0
283 College of Charleston 65-0-0
283 The Citadel 65 193-0
284 Bellarmine University 65-0-0
286 Jackson State University 64 28-0
287 California State University, Stanislaus 63 139-0
288 Bradley University 62 29-0
289 Tarleton State University 61 475-0
290 University of Louisville 60-0-0
290 Pacific Lutheran University 60 5-0
291 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 60 22 92.68%
292 University at Buffalo 60-0 77.00%
294 University of Southern Indiana 59 1,032-0
294 Eastern Illinois University 59 49-0
296 The University of Mississippi 58 91-0
296 University of Maine 58 242-0
297 St. Mary's University 58 60-0
299 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 57-0-0
299 Texas A&M University-Texarkana 57 167-0
301 Temple University 56-0-0
301 Arkansas State University 56 92-0
302 Santa Clara University 56 820-0
304 Towson University 55 37-0
304 Southern Illinois University Carbondale 55-0-0
305 Old Dominion University 55 173-0
306 McNeese State University 55 33-0
307 Chapman University 55-0-0
309 Shenandoah University 54-0-0
309 James Madison University 54 160-0
310 Grand Valley State University 54 151-0
311 Governors State University 54 126-0
313 Montclair State University 52 519-0
313 Loyola Marymount University 52-0-0
315 St. John Fisher College 51 72-0
315 Butler University 51 183-0
317 University of South Florida St. Petersburg 50 161 96.68%
317 The University of Georgia 50 73 75.00%
318 La Salle University 50-0-0
319 Howard University 50-0-0
321 Sonoma State University 49 38-0
321 Florida International University 49 2,188-0
323 St. Bonaventure University 47-0-0
323 Michigan Technological University 47-0-0
324 Florida Southern College 47-0-0
325 California State University, Chico 47-0-0
327 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey 46-0 86.96%
327 American University 46-0-0
328 University of West Florida 46 469-0
330 Xavier University 45 515-0
330 Francis Marion University 45-0-0
332 The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg 44 127-0
332 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 44-0-0
334 University of Missouri-Kansas City 43-0-0
335 University of South Dakota 42-0-0
335 Northern Arizona University 42-0-0
336 University of the District of Columbia 42-0-0
338 Kennesaw State University 41 660-0
339 Frostburg State University 40 114-0
340 University of Colorado Denver 39 1,396-0
340 Truman State University 39-0-0
341 Missouri University of Science and Technology 39 49-0
342 Drury University 39-0-0
344 The University of Michigan-Flint 38 253-0
344 High Point University 38 19-0
346 Yeshiva University 37 11-0
346 Western Washington University 37 48-0
348 University of Louisiana at Monroe 36 68-0
348 Tennessee Technological University 36-0-0
349 Canisius College 36-0-0
351 Florida Atlantic University 35-0-0
351 Lipscomb University 35 163-0
353 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 34 117-0
353 Seattle University 34 564-0
354 Saint Xavier University 34 161-0
355 King's College 34 35-0
356 Indiana University Southeast 34 159-0
358 University of Central Florida 33-0-0
358 Morehead State University 33 41-0
360 Washburn University 32 43-0
360 Elon University 32 98-0
362 The University of Memphis 31-0-0
362 Longwood University 31-0-0
363 Eastern Kentucky University 31 15-0
365 Shippensburg University 30 182-0
365 Alfred University 30 15-0
367 University of Tennessee at Martin 29 103-0
368 University of Northern Iowa 28 113-0
368 Texas Wesleyan University 28 81-0
369 Southeast Missouri State University 28-0-0
370 Monmouth University 28 154-0
371 Roger Williams University 28-0-0
373 Ohio Northern University 26-0-0
373 Meredith College 26-0-0
374 Indiana State University 26 35-0
376 University of Wyoming 25-0-0
376 University of St. Thomas-Minnesota 25 952-0
377 Salisbury University 25 30-0
378 Saginaw Valley State University 25 37-0
379 Mercer University-Macon and Atlanta Campuses 25-0-0
380 George Fox University 25-0-0
382 University of Idaho 24 5-0
382 Southern Arkansas University 24 122-0
383 Marquette University 24-0-0
384 Georgia College & State University 24 182-0
386 University of Wisconsin-River Falls 22 47-0
386 St. Cloud State University 22 81-0
387 Mississippi State University 22-0-0
388 Texas A&M International University 22-0-0
390 San Diego State University 21 292-0
390 Minnesota State University Moorhead 21 39-0
391 Midwestern State University 21-0-0
392 Ithaca College 21-0-0
393 Northern Kentucky University 21 679-0
395 Montana State University 20 9-0
396 Long Island University-Post Campus 19-0-0
396 Emporia State University 19 400-0
398 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 18-0-0
398 Trinity University 18-0-0
400 Northeastern Illinois University 17-0-0
400 Minnesota State University, Mankato 17 67-0
401 Kutztown University 17 26-0
403 University of Central Missouri 16-0-0
403 Stonehill College 16 18-0
404 Henderson State University 16 37-0
405 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 16 46-0
407 Valparaiso University 15 26-0
407 Saint Mary's College of California 15-0-0
408 Johns Hopkins University 15 7 51.33%
409 Indiana University Kokomo 15-0-0
411 University of Hartford 14-0-0
411 State University of New York College at Brockport 14 61-0
412 South Carolina State University 14-0-0
413 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 14 222-0
415 University of Minnesota Duluth 13 55-0
415 Radford University 13-0-0
416 Columbus State University 13-0-0
417 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 13 1,123-0
419 State University of New York College at Plattsburgh 12 1-0
420 Valdosta State University 11-0-0
420 University of South Carolina Upstate 11 12-0
422 University of Nebraska at Kearney 10 81-0
422 State University of New York at Geneseo 10-0-0
424 Central Washington University 9 6-0
424 Colorado State University-Pueblo 9 52-0
426 Berry College 7 39-0
427 The University of Akron 6 220-0
428 University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee 5 64 100.00%
428 University of Houston-Clear Lake 5 918-0
429 Lamar University 5 784-0
431 Winston-Salem State University 2 27 100.00%
431 University of Richmond 2 63-0
432 Lawrence Technological University 2 152-0

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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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