Accredited MBA Programs Ranked by Tuition Costs

The cost of getting an MBA differs wildly depending on the program you chose. Earning an MBA from the lowest-cost campus program in the U.S., Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, will set you back only $208.00 if you live in-state. At this price, earning an advanced degree seems like an exceptional investment in your career. A degree from country’s most expensive campus MBA program, New York University, will cost you $162,991.00. A New York University MBA degree will need to earn you a big jump in salary to pay for itself.

With such a wide range in price, there’s a degree program out there that will fit everyone’s budget. The average in-state tuition cost for an MBA program is $41,071.36. Use that as a starting point as you consider your options. The table below shows the high, low and average tuition you’ll pay for an MBA degree depending on whether you qualify for in-state tuition at a public university, pay out-of-state tuition, or pay out-of-country tuition. As you navigate the data, keep in mind the following questions. Are you looking for the lowest cost program that meets your needs? Or a program that includes every bell and whistle on offer? Also, keep in mind that price is an important decision-making criteria when choosing where you’d like to study business, but not the only one.

25 Least and Most Expensive Campus MBA Programs

The table below list the ten most expensive U.S. MBA programs by their total tuition cost and the ten least expensive. What’s the difference in the education you’ll receive if you pay $100,000 or more in tuition for an MBA versus the  $41,071.36 average or less? The University of Washington at Tacoma’s Milgard School of Business – ranking as the 10th least expensive business program in the U.S., is accredited by the AACSB. The University of Michigan’s Ross School, the 10th most expensive MBA program, is accredited by the same board. In that sense, the programs both pursue excellence and continuous improvement in their degree programs.

Differences are more subtle. U of M totes alumni living in 103 countries across the globe, 244 companies recruiting on campus, 5,168 jobs posted for their students to apply for, and their faculty’s high ranking for research. Consider what most important to you in this degree—low price or some of these benefits that with a more expensive school.

Explore the all MBA programs by tuition costs in our table below, and view other ranking factors.

25 Most Expensive Campus MBA Programs

  1. New York University - $162,991.00
  2. Duke University - $145,602.00
  3. Carnegie Mellon University - $141,812.00
  4. Cornell University - $141,380.00
  5. University of Southern California - $137,106.00
  6. Vanderbilt University - $127,828.00
  7. Washington University in St. Louis - $127,032.00
  8. Johns Hopkins University - $125,500.00
  9. Rice University - $121,880.00
  10. Georgetown University - $121,858.00
  11. Tulane University - $118,822.00
  12. University of Notre Dame - $116,710.00
  13. Boston University - $115,632.00
  14. Babson College - $114,572.00
  15. Fordham University - $112,938.00
  16. Boston College - $111,012.00
  17. Johns Hopkins University - $109,500.00
  18. University of California, San Diego - $105,198.00
  19. Rochester Institute of Technology - $98,980.00
  20. University of Rochester - $98,520.00
  21. Northeastern University - $98,400.00
  22. Claremont Graduate University - $97,010.00
  23. University of Maryland - $96,952.00
  24. University of California, Riverside - $95,844.00
  25. University of California, Irvine - $93,828.00

Considering an Online MBA Option

With more than 9 online MBA degrees offered, you can find a program and concentration that fits your needs and work full time while earning your MBA. Many online MBA programs have reasonable tuition costs. The average online degree costs $34,054, a couple thousand dollars less than the average campus program. If an online program allows you to continue to work full time and pursue your degree, that saves one of the biggest costs you’d otherwise face—lost wages.

An online MBA program may offer an additional advantage—a concentration not available at an in-state MBA program near you. To learn more about tuition for online MBA programs, see our online MBA programs ranked by tuition.

Most Affordable Accredited MBA Programs

Rank UniversityIn State TuitionOut-of-State TuitionOut-of-Country Tuition
1Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi $208 $616-0
2University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras $8,650 $8,650-0
3Texas A & M International University $8,978 $21,126 $21,126
4Texas A&M University-Texarkana $9,884 $11,001-0
5University of Nebraska at Kearney $10,940 $20,918-0
6Louisiana State University in Shreveport $11,070 $11,070 $11,070
7Southeast Missouri State University $11,228 $19,784-0
8Stephen F. Austin State University $11,270 $21,086-0
9Emporia State University $11,326 $28,598-0
10Arkansas Tech University $11,400 $20,200-0
11Texas A & M University-Commerce $11,465 $22,085 $22,085
12The University of Texas Permian Basin $11,736 $12,836-0
13Mississippi State University $11,844 $31,698-0
14New Mexico State University $11,851 $36,550-0
15Southeastern Oklahoma State University $11,880 $22,074-0
16Texas A&M University-Kingsville $12,000 $23,000-0
17The University of Texas of the Permian Basin $12,140 $27,876 $27,876
18Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi $12,314 $26,736-0
19University of Southern Mississippi $12,327 $15,327-0
20University of West Georgia $12,365 $34,950-0
21Henderson State University $12,562 $15,894-0
22University of Wisconsin-Parkside $12,663 $25,023-0
23Pittsburg State University $12,732 $28,980-0
24Middle Tennessee State University $12,748 $31,350-0
25Texas A&M University-Commerce $12,985 $25,255-0
26Southeastern Louisiana University $13,152 $31,869-0
27Arkansas State University $13,563 $22,704-0
28Midwestern State University $13,709 $15,854-0
29University of Montana $13,718 $34,224-0
30Auburn University at Montgomery $13,907 $28,710-0
31University of South Alabama $13,950 $27,900-0
32University of South Carolina Aiken $14,085 $14,085-0
33West Texas A & M University $14,500 $16,800 $22,000
34The University of North Carolina at Pembroke $14,563 $38,689-0
35University of South Dakota $14,747 $25,001-0
36Eastern Illinois University $14,998 $29,235-0
37University of Montevallo $15,540 $30,480-0
38Salisbury University $15,600 $25,620-0
39Cleveland State University $15,803 $27,157-0
40Indiana University South Bend $15,822 $33,512-0
41Sonoma State University $15,866 $15,866-0
42University of Alabama at Birmingham $16,200 $38,376-0
42Frostburg State University $16,200 $20,664-0
44Western Carolina University $16,273 $33,234-0
45Murray State University $16,320 $24,000-0
46Lander University $16,350 $16,350-0
47University of Arkansas at Little Rock $16,681 $30,901-0
48University of Tennessee at Martin $16,740 $18,252-0
49Appalachian State University $16,917 $33,577-0
50University of Massachusetts Dartmouth $16,965 $21,460-0
51McNeese State University $17,004 $27,004-0
52University of Houston-Victoria $17,133 $29,404-0
53University of Illinois at Springfield $17,233 $28,417-0
54Missouri University of Science and Technology $17,251 $45,910-0
55University of Maine $17,338 $26,758-0
56North Carolina A & T State University $17,556 $42,360 $42,360
57University of Central Oklahoma $17,578 $32,173-0
58Morehead State University $17,750 $17,750-0
59The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley $17,776 $32,500-0
60Kent State University $17,790 $32,143-0
61University of Houston-Downtown $18,147 $30,353-0
62Coastal Carolina University $18,190 $33,310-0
63Kutztown University $18,343 $27,217-0
64The University of North Dakota $18,391 $26,356-0
65University of Louisiana at Monroe $18,500 $36,650-0
66Radford University $18,612 $32,076-0
67North Dakota State University $18,692 $27,212-0
68Sam Houston State University $18,699 $33,423-0
69Florida State University $18,768 $43,393-0
70Western Kentucky University $18,810 $29,110-0
71Indiana State University $18,875 $32,438-0
72Marshall University $18,928 $44,424-0
73Kansas State University $19,220 $38,476-0
74University of Wisconsin-Whitewater $19,440 $38,880-0
75Eastern Kentucky University $19,800 $27,900-0
76Salem State University $19,810 $23,051-0
77Shippensburg University $19,950 $28,050-0
78The University of Texas at Arlington $20,144 $42,340-0
79Western Washington University $20,320 $40,175-0
80Boise State University $20,380 $54,728-0
81Bowling Green State University $20,500 $31,500-0
82University of Tennessee at Chattanooga $20,540 $36,668-0
83University of North Carolina at Charlotte $20,557 $40,708-0
84University of Alabama in Huntsville $20,644 $41,361-0
85University of Houston-Clear Lake $20,852 $39,680-0
86Slippery Rock University $21,000 $30,000-0
87University of Toledo $21,166 $35,624-0
88Ohio University $21,432 $33,420-0
89Texas State University $21,497 $36,221-0
90Southern Illinois University Carbondale $21,660 $42,788-0
91The Citadel $21,830 $37,130-0
92Minnesota State University Moorhead $22,089 $22,089-0
93University of Mary Washington $22,104 $41,544-0
94William Paterson University $22,380 $34,830-0
95Wright State University $22,605 $37,950-0
96East Tennessee State University $22,896 $53,172-0
97University of North Texas $23,013 $37,737-0
98University of South Florida St. Petersburg $23,360 $38,643 $38,643
99Central Michigan University $23,832 $23,832-0
100West Virginia University $23,976 $54,648-0
101State University of New York at New Paltz $24,108 $37,960-0
102The University of Texas at El Paso $24,158 $42,606-0
103State University of New York at Oswego $24,270 $38,355-0
104The University of Mississippi $24,584 $54,146-0
105California State University, Stanislaus $24,674 $36,554-0
106California State University, Los Angeles $25,068 $37,740-0
107California State University, Sacramento $25,139 $38,207-0
108Saginaw Valley State University $25,500 $47,968-0
109Auburn University $25,694 $55,934-0
110California State University, Fresno $25,800 $40,000-0
111Northern Illinois University $25,951 $25,951-0
112The University of North Carolina at Greensboro $26,217 $57,727-0
113The University of Tampa $26,220 $26,220-0
114Western Michigan University $26,437 $38,707-0
115University of Florida $26,473 $61,259-0
116California State Polytechnic University Pomona $26,924 $40,388-0
117North Carolina A&T State University $26,976 $52,576-0
118Oklahoma City University $27,175 $27,175-0
119Iowa State University $27,523 $58,320-0
120Brigham Young University $27,720 $27,720-0
121University of Wisconsin-River Falls $27,816 $27,816-0
122Southern University and A & M College $28,884 $50,000 $50,150
123University at Albany, State University of New York $29,540 $47,440 $50,266
124California State University, San Bernardino $30,000 $47,000-0
125St. Cloud State University $30,013 $30,013-0
126University of Massachusetts Lowell $30,200 $53,760-0
127Eastern Michigan University $30,358 $53,506-0
128University of Northern Iowa $30,435 $56,620-0
129Valparaiso University $30,520 $30,000-0
130University of Minnesota Duluth $31,008 $31,008-0
131Texas Wesleyan University $31,080 $31,080-0
132University at Buffalo, State University of New York $31,308 $47,886 $48,286
133John Carroll University $31,350 $31,350-0
134Utah State University $31,386 $51,239-0
135State University of New York $31,398 $51,346 $51,346
136University of Vermont $31,918 $53,428-0
137University of Louisville $32,000 $32,000-0
138Le Moyne College $32,046 $32,046-0
139The University of Georgia $32,406 $70,462-0
140California State University, East Bay $32,443 $49,075-0
141University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee $32,730 $66,016-0
142The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute $32,755 $38,755-0
143Binghamton University, State University of New York $33,022 $52,982 $52,982
144University of Kansas $33,297 $61,815-0
145Rider University $33,810 $33,810 $33,810
146University of Oklahoma $34,000 $54,000-0
147University of Cincinnati $34,401 $47,355-0
148Michigan Technological University $34,690 $34,690-0
149The University of Texas at Dallas $34,742 $63,632-0
150Bradley University $34,745 $34,745-0
151University of Scranton $34,940 $34,940-0
152Washington State University $35,024 $40,024-0
153St. John Fisher College $35,250 $35,250-0
154Widener University $35,344 $35,344-0
155University of Kentucky $35,788 $42,322-0
156Louisiana State University $36,800 $70,400-0
157Oakland University $36,984 $49,296-0
158Rider University Norm Brodsky College of Business $37,320 $37,320-0
159Baruch College-The City University of New York $37,338 $57,998-0
160Oregon State University $37,742 $63,977-0
161St. Mary's University $37,960 $37,960-0
162Clark Atlanta University $38,335 $38,335-0
163Saint Xavier University $38,961 $38,961-0
164Texas A & M University $39,320 $57,316 $57,316
165University of Tennessee at Knoxville $40,114 $70,813-0
166University of New Hampshire $41,160 $48,160-0
167Loyola University New Orleans $41,788 $41,788-0
168Clemson University $41,996 $67,472-0
169Siena College $43,425 $43,425-0
170University of Colorado Denver $44,762 $44,762-0
171Purdue University $44,816 $84,348-0
172University of South Carolina $44,858 $73,296-0
173University of Houston $45,000 $69,500-0
174Bryant University $46,220 $46,220-0
175Pacific Lutheran University $46,710 $46,710-0
176The University of Michigan-Dearborn $47,600 $76,459-0
177New Jersey Institute of Technology $47,656 $67,488-0
178Purdue University Northwest $48,000 $48,000 $48,000
179Niagara University $48,195 $48,195-0
180The University of Tulsa $48,470 $48,470-0
181Purdue University Northwest $48,500 $48,500-0
182San Diego State University $49,000 $49,000-0
183Saint Louis University $49,390 $49,390-0
184Woodbury University $49,802 $49,802-0
185University of Wisconsin-Madison $50,163 $97,933-0
186Portland State University $50,430 $58,608-0
187Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden $52,816 $88,136-0
188Seton Hall University $53,510 $53,510-0
189Clarkson University $53,664 $53,664-0
190Duquesne University $53,688 $53,688-0
191Pace University $53,856 $53,856-0
192University of Pittsburgh $54,796 $73,696-0
193The University of Arizona $54,843 $95,097-0
194University of Colorado at Boulder $55,862 $67,517-0
195University of Portland $58,014 $58,014-0
196University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $58,568 $83,464-0
197Clark University $59,210 $59,210-0
198University of Utah $59,905 $85,701-0
199Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick $61,100 $101,884-0
200Bentley University $61,488 $61,488-0
201The Ohio State University $62,596 $111,334-0
202Georgia Institute of Technology $63,404 $85,892-0
203Drexel University $64,000 $64,000-0
204Lehigh University $64,750 $64,750-0
205Belmont University $65,390 $65,390-0
206Adelphi University $66,060 $66,060-0
207Michigan State University $66,239 $104,959-0
208University of Oregon $67,986 $94,242-0
209Hofstra University $68,115 $68,115-0
210College of William and Mary $70,526 $92,526-0
211Temple University $71,497 $74,575-0
212Simmons University $72,745 $72,745-0
213Loyola Marymount University $73,950 $73,950-0
214University of San Francisco $75,600 $75,600-0
215Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey $75,662 $75,662 $75,662
216Hult International Business School $77,000 $77,000-0
217Worcester Polytechnic Institute $77,568 $77,568-0
218Suffolk University $80,595 $80,595-0
219Baylor University $83,156 $83,156-0
220University of Minnesota $84,980 $107,540-0
221Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $87,435 $87,435-0
222University of San Diego $87,845 $87,845-0
223Willamette University $89,255 $89,255-0
224Case Western Reserve University $89,900 $89,900-0
225American University $92,190 $92,190-0
226University of California, Irvine $93,828 $111,718-0
227University of California, Riverside $95,844 $120,336-0
228University of Maryland $96,952 $118,012-0
229Claremont Graduate University $97,010 $97,010-0
230Northeastern University $98,400 $98,400-0
231University of Rochester $98,520 $98,520-0
232Rochester Institute of Technology $98,980 $98,980-0
233University of California, San Diego $105,198 $114,406-0
234Johns Hopkins University $109,500 $109,500 $109,500
235Boston College $111,012 $111,012-0
236Fordham University $112,938 $112,938-0
237Babson College $114,572 $114,572-0
238Boston University $115,632 $115,632-0
239University of Notre Dame $116,710 $116,710-0
240Tulane University $118,822 $118,822-0
241Georgetown University $121,858 $121,858-0
242Rice University $121,880 $121,880-0
243Johns Hopkins University $125,500 $125,500-0
244Washington University in St. Louis $127,032 $127,032-0
245Vanderbilt University $127,828 $127,828-0
246University of Southern California $137,106 $137,106-0
247Cornell University $141,380 $141,380-0
248Carnegie Mellon University $141,812 $141,812-0
249Duke University $145,602 $145,602-0
250New York University $162,991 $162,991-0

* Tuition figures are not available for all schools at the time of publishing.

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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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