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 146
  • The average part-time MBA enrollment for campus programs is 300
  • 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: 1,868.00
  • Average Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 145.76

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: 299.55

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 Harvard University with 1,868 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 Cornell University 1,953-0 73.00%
3 Duke University 1,920-0 71.00%
4 Harvard University 1,868-0 63.00%
5 University of Pennsylvania 1,740-0 67.00%
6 Northwestern University 1,289-0 66.00%
7 Columbia University 1,284-0 62.00%
8 Washington State University 1,198-0-0
9 The University of Chicago 1,193-0 70.00%
10 Boston University 1,184 1,741 63.00%
11 Texas A&M University 1,099-0 71.16%
12 Washington University in St. Louis 1,069 247 69.00%
13 University of Florida 1,067 716-0
14 Georgia State University 984 499-0
15 Central Michigan University 870-0-0
16 Brigham Young University 867 246 82.00%
17 Stanford University 848-0 58.00%
18 University of Rochester 845 246 60.00%
19 The University of Michigan 831-0 70.00%
20 University of Maryland 828 973 63.00%
21 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 825-0 62.00%
22 University of Notre Dame 793-0 64.00%
23 Fordham University 790 535 70.00%
24 Yale University 722-0 67.00%
25 University of California, Los Angeles 702-0 74.00%
26 University of Virginia-Darden 671-0 75.00%
27 New York University 668 1,251 74.00%
28 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 637-0 96.18%
29 Stevens Institute of Technology 617-0-0
30 University of California, Berkeley 591-0 64.00%
31 Georgetown University 577 573 71.00%
32 Dartmouth College 569-0 73.00%
33 Michigan State University 559 738 71.00%
34 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 558-0-0
35 Vanderbilt University 535 93 88.00%
36 University of California, Irvine 532 441 56.00%
37 The University of Texas at Austin 531-0 76.00%
38 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 523-0 78.00%
39 University of South Carolina Aiken 516 98-0
40 Case Western Reserve University 470 167 56.00%
41 Texas A&M University-Commerce 468 795-0
42 University of Minnesota 467 830 82.00%
43 Middle Tennessee State University 447 335-0
44 University of California, San Diego 441 201-0
45 University of Tennessee at Knoxville 436 134 94.00%
46 Northeastern University 414 728-0
47 Utah State University 407-0-0
48 Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis 402-0-0
49 Wake Forest University 396 402-0
50 University of Wisconsin-Madison 386 115 73.00%
51 Carnegie Mellon University 378 296 66.00%
52 Eastern Washington University 366 108-0
53 Wright State University 362-0-0
54 University of Houston-Victoria 347 538-0
55 The University of Arizona 327 710-0
56 University of North Carolina at Charlotte 326 565-0
57 Emory University 325-0 73.00%
58 Rice University 322 707 76.00%
59 Indiana University Bloomington 319-0-0
60 The University of Alabama 312-0 99.00%
61 Illinois State University 288-0-0
62 Babson College 283-0-0
63 Purdue University 267 203 44.00%
64 University of Pittsburgh 264 299 52.00%
65 The Ohio State University 259 380 73.00%
66 Thunderbird School of Global Management 255 400-0
66 Georgia Institute of Technology 255 367 85.00%
68 Louisiana State University in Shreveport 248 926 97.19%
69 University of New Orleans 245 95-0
69 University of Washington 245-0 73.00%
71 The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 243 701-0
72 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 241 255-0
73 Hofstra University 236 382-0
74 Hult International Business School 229-0-0
75 Adelphi University 228 87-0
76 Southern Methodist University 227-0 82.00%
77 Pace University 218 258-0
78 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 215 154-0
79 Binghamton University 200-0 56.33%
80 Missouri State University 199-0-0
81 College of William and Mary 196 598 60.00%
82 North Carolina A&T State University 193 78 86.67%
83 University of Colorado at Boulder 187 167 91.00%
84 University at Buffalo, State University of New York 185 200 71.41%
85 Villanova University 184 1,099-0
86 Clayton State University 181 211-0
87 Indiana University of Pennsylvania 176-0-0
88 Arizona State University 162-0 62.00%
89 The Pennsylvania State University at Erie The Behrend College 156 740-0
90 University of Alabama at Birmingham 155 624-0
91 University of New Haven 153-0-0
91 University of Massachusetts Lowell 153 938-0
92 Oakland University 153 248-0
93 Texas A&M University-Kingsville 153-0-0
95 Quinnipiac University 152-0-0
96 Murray State University 150 56-0
96 Boston College 150 640-0
98 Cleveland State University 146 423-0
99 Youngstown State University 144-0-0
100 University of Central Arkansas 141-0-0
101 Seton Hall University 138 496-0
102 University at Albany, State University of New York 137 184 91.27%
102 Suffolk University 137 674-0
104 Lamar University 136 784-0
105 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 131-0-0
105 Pepperdine University 131 913 56.00%
106 Eastern Michigan University 131 261-0
107 California State Polytechnic University Pomona 131 160-0
109 California State University, Bakersfield 129-0-0
110 East Tennessee State University 128 65-0
111 Rochester Institute of Technology 125-0-0
112 Marshall University 124-0-0
113 University of Miami 123-0 73.00%
114 The University of Tampa 119 245-0
115 University of Oregon 117 20-0
115 California State University, Sacramento 117 191-0
117 Purdue University Northwest 113 86 83.42%
117 California State University, Fresno 113 44-0
118 The Pennsylvania State University 113-0 69.00%
120 The University of Michigan-Dearborn 107 430-0
121 Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden 106 314-0
122 University of Utah 105 426 90.00%
123 Texas Tech University 102-0-0
123 State University of New York at New Paltz 102-0-0
124 Sam Houston State University 102 269-0
126 San Diego State University 101 289-0
127 Willamette University 100 109 86.00%
128 The University of Texas at Dallas 1,986 1,315 66.00%
129 Clemson University 99 498-0
130 Iona College 98 174-0
131 New Mexico State University 96 149-0
132 Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick 95 1,643-0
132 Bentley University 95 586-0
133 The George Washington University 95-0-0
135 Baylor University 93 295-0
136 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 92-0-0
137 University of Baltimore 91 362-0
137 Texas Southern University 91-0-0
138 John Carroll University 91 46-0
139 Florida Gulf Coast University 91 228-0
140 North Carolina State University 91-0-0
142 The University of Texas at San Antonio 86 608-0
143 William Paterson University 84 270-0
143 University of Missouri 84-0 79.00%
144 Tulane University 84 438 83.00%
145 Miami University 84 69 95.00%
146 Louisiana State University 84 353-0
148 Oregon State University 83-0-0
148 Texas Christian University 83-0-0
150 California State University, Fullerton 82 543-0
150 Arkansas Tech University 82-0-0
152 University of West Georgia 80 120-0
152 University of Delaware 80-0-0
153 The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute 80 168-0
155 University of California, Riverside 79-0-0
155 University of California, Davis 79-0 52.00%
156 University of Connecticut 79-0-0
157 Fairleigh Dickinson University 79-0-0
159 University of North Carolina Wilmington 77-0-0
159 Southeastern Louisiana University 77 32-0
160 Siena College 77 46-0
162 Georgia Southern University 76 309-0
163 West Texas A&M University 75-0 89.36%
164 Western Michigan University 74 221-0
165 University of Toledo 72-0-0
165 University of Cincinnati 72 994-0
166 Coastal Carolina University 72 65-0
167 Baruch College-The City University of New York 72 1,298-0
169 Woodbury University 71 5-0
170 University of San Diego 70 244-0
170 Saint Joseph's University 70 238-0
171 Ramapo College of New Jersey 70 58-0
173 Western Kentucky University 69 32-0
173 University of Wisconsin-Parkside 69 417-0
174 Southern University at New Orleans 69-0-0
176 University of San Francisco 68 77-0
176 University of Oklahoma 68 347-0
177 Oklahoma State University 68-0-0
179 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 66 710-0
179 Iowa State University 66 151-0
180 Auburn University 66 654-0
181 University of Oklahoma 66-0-0
183 Rollins College 65 86 83.00%
183 Claremont Graduate University 65 47-0
184 Bellarmine University 65-0-0
186 University of Houston 64 815-0
186 East Carolina University 64-0-0
187 Clark University 64 23-0
188 Boise State University 64 421-0
190 University of St. Thomas-Minnesota 63-0-0
190 California State University, Stanislaus 63 139-0
192 Bradley University 62 29-0
193 University of Massachusetts Amherst 61-0-0
194 University of Louisville 60-0-0
194 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 60 22 92.68%
195 University at Buffalo 60-0 77.00%
197 University of Southern Indiana 59 1,032-0
197 Prairie View A&M University 59 43 95.88%
198 Eastern Illinois University 59 49-0
199 Appalachian State University 59 67-0
201 University of Maine 58 242-0
201 Southern Utah University 58 289-0
203 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 57-0-0
203 Johns Hopkins University 57 1,553 51.33%
204 Clarkson University 57 84-0
205 Texas A&M University-Texarkana 57 167-0
207 Temple University 56-0-0
207 Florida State University 56 831-0
208 Arkansas State University 56 92-0
210 University of Kentucky 55 202-0
210 Towson University 55 37-0
211 Southern Illinois University Carbondale 55-0-0
212 Chapman University 55-0-0
214 Shenandoah University 54-0-0
214 James Madison University 54 160-0
216 University of South Florida 53-0-0
216 University of Kansas 53 435-0
217 The University of Iowa 53-0-0
218 Kansas State University 53 155-0
219 University of Central Oklahoma 53 70-0
221 The University of Mississippi 52 91-0
221 University of Detroit Mercy 52-0-0
222 State University of New York at Oswego 52 180-0
223 McNeese State University 52 33-0
224 Loyola Marymount University 52-0-0
225 Florida International University 52-0-0
227 St. John Fisher College 51 72-0
227 Butler University 51 183-0
229 University of South Florida St. Petersburg 50 161 96.68%
229 La Salle University 50-0-0
230 Howard University 50-0-0
231 College of Charleston 50-0-0
233 Sonoma State University 49 38-0
233 Portland State University 49 316-0
234 Clark Atlanta University 49 19-0
236 University of South Carolina 48-0-0
236 Rowan University 48 157-0
238 The University of Tulsa 47 104-0
238 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 47 140-0
239 St. Bonaventure University 47-0-0
240 Jacksonville University 47 109-0
241 Florida Southern College 47-0-0
242 California State University, Chico 47-0-0
244 University of Hawaii at Manoa 46-0-0
244 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey 46-0 86.96%
245 Elon University 46 98-0
246 American University 46-0-0
248 The University of Texas at El Paso 45-0-0
248 Morgan State University 45-0-0
249 Francis Marion University 45-0-0
251 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 44-0-0
251 Bryant University 44 186-0
253 University of Missouri-Kansas City 43-0-0
253 Ohio University 43 1,023-0
255 University of South Dakota 42-0-0
255 Pacific Lutheran University 42 5-0
256 Northern Arizona University 42-0-0
258 Kennesaw State University 41 660-0
259 University of Denver 40-0-0
259 Frostburg State University 40 114-0
261 West Virginia University 39 155-0
261 Truman State University 39-0-0
263 The University of Michigan-Flint 38 253-0
263 University of Dayton 38-0-0
264 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 38 50-0
265 Auburn University at Montgomery 38 154-0
267 Yeshiva University 37 11-0
267 Western Washington University 37 48-0
268 Brandeis University 37-0-0
269 Alfred University 37-0-0
271 University of Louisiana at Monroe 36 68-0
271 University of Colorado Denver 36 1,396-0
272 Tennessee Technological University 36-0-0
273 Syracuse University 36-0-0
274 Pittsburg State University 36 253-0
275 Louisiana Tech University 36-0-0
276 Canisius College 36-0-0
278 Michigan Technological University 35-0-0
278 Florida Atlantic University 35-0-0
280 University of New Hampshire 34 259-0
280 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 34 117-0
281 Saint Xavier University 34 161-0
282 King's College 34 35-0
284 Xavier University 33-0-0
284 University of Central Florida 33-0-0
285 Kent State University 33 98-0
287 Washburn University 32 43-0
287 University of Arkansas 32-0-0
288 The Citadel 32 193-0
290 University of North Texas 31 814-0
290 The University of Memphis 31-0-0
291 Southern Arkansas University 31-0-0
292 Longwood University 31-0-0
293 Eastern Kentucky University 31 15-0
294 Belmont University 31 33-0
296 University of Vermont 30 4-0
296 Shippensburg University 30 182-0
298 St. Mary's University 29 60-0
298 Ithaca College 29-0-0
299 Drexel University 29 509-0
301 University of Northern Iowa 28 113-0
301 Texas Wesleyan University 28 81-0
302 Southeast Missouri State University 28-0-0
303 Salisbury University 28 30-0
304 New Jersey Institute of Technology 28 154-0
305 Monmouth University 28 154-0
307 University of Tennessee at Martin 27 103-0
307 University of Alabama in Huntsville 27 247-0
308 Montclair State University 27 519-0
309 Indiana State University 27 35-0
310 California State University, East Bay 27 157-0
312 Rider University 26 199 88.96%
312 Ohio Northern University 26-0-0
313 Meredith College 26-0-0
314 Bowling Green State University 26 388-0
316 University of Wyoming 25-0-0
316 Seattle University 25-0-0
317 Saginaw Valley State University 25 37-0
318 Mercer University-Macon and Atlanta Campuses 25-0-0
319 George Fox University 25-0-0
321 The University of Rhode Island 24-0-0
321 University of Portland 24-0-0
322 University of Idaho 24 5-0
323 Marquette University 24-0-0
324 California State University, Long Beach 24-0-0
326 University of Southern Mississippi 23 201-0
327 Western Carolina University 22 231-0
327 University of Wisconsin-River Falls 22 47-0
328 Texas State University 22 365-0
329 St. Cloud State University 22 81-0
330 Mississippi State University 22-0-0
331 Texas A&M International University 22-0-0
333 The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg 21-0-0
333 Minnesota State University Moorhead 21 39-0
334 Midwestern State University 21-0-0
336 Long Island University-Post Campus 19-0-0
336 Emporia State University 19 400-0
338 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 18-0-0
338 Trinity University 18-0-0
340 Saint Louis University 17 203-0
340 Northeastern Illinois University 17-0-0
341 Minnesota State University, Mankato 17 67-0
342 Manhattan College 17-0-0
344 Valparaiso University 16 26-0
344 University of Central Missouri 16-0-0
345 Stonehill College 16 18-0
346 Lehigh University 16 226-0
347 Kutztown University 16 26-0
348 Henderson State University 16 37-0
350 University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras 15 106-0
350 Saint Mary's College of California 15-0-0
351 Old Dominion University 15-0-0
352 Morehead State University 15 41-0
353 Indiana University Kokomo 15-0-0
354 Duquesne University 15 36-0
356 University of Hartford 14-0-0
356 State University of New York College at Brockport 14 61-0
357 South Carolina State University 14-0-0
358 North Dakota State University 14-0-0
360 University of Minnesota Duluth 13 55-0
360 Radford University 13-0-0
361 Oklahoma City University 13 95-0
362 Le Moyne College 13 61-0
363 Columbus State University 13-0-0
365 State University of New York College at Plattsburgh 12 1-0
365 Missouri University of Science and Technology 12 49-0
367 Valdosta State University 11-0-0
367 University of South Carolina Upstate 11 12-0
369 University of Nebraska at Kearney 10 81-0
369 State University of New York at Geneseo 10-0-0
370 Loyola University New Orleans 10-0-0
372 Central Washington University 9 6-0
373 The University of Akron 6 220-0
374 University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee 5 64 100.00%
374 Central Connecticut State University 5-0-0
375 Berry College 5 39-0
377 Winston-Salem State University 2 27 100.00%
377 University of Richmond 2 63-0
379 The University of Georgia -0 73 75.00%

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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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