Accredited Online MBA Programs with the Strongest Alumni Network

The number of students enrolled in an online MBA program varies widely from one school to another. You may wonder why enrollment matters if you’ll be attending class online from the comfort of your own home, not sitting in the back of a huge auditorium. But it does matter.

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

Larger programs generally have the breadth of faculty and resources to offer more areas of focus. If you want to take classes specific a certain industry or functional area, you may need a larger program to meet your needs. Schools with a higher student enrollment also have a larger alumni base. When you’re looking for a new job after graduation or an introduction to a new company later in your career, that larger alumni base can help.

On the other hand, smaller online MBA programs can focus their resources and become the best option in their niche. They can be more personal, making sure that no student falls through the cracks. And while they have fewer alumni, students in small programs are often more tightly knit and their alumni more loyal. Both large and small online MBA programs have their benefits. Dig into the data here to find what’s right for you.

Online MBA Student Enrollment

Online MBA programs vary substantially between the percent of students who attend full-time versus part-time. Again, this issue may not seem important if you will not be sitting in a classroom together, but it can make a difference. MBA programs assign group project because anyone graduating with a business degree must be able to collaborate in the workplace. If you are working full-time and taking MBA classes at night but are grouped with classmates studying full-time and who have more free time on their hands, friction may arise. Their preferred meeting times and the amount of time they spend on “camaraderie” rather than focused work may not meet your needs.

Online MBA Full-Time Student Enrollment

  • Lowest Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 5.00
  • Highest Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 2,102.00
  • Average Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 220.57

Online MBA Part-Time Student Enrollment

  • Lowest Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 30.00
  • Highest Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 1,643.00
  • Average Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 425.13

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

The smallest full-time online MBA program is Lamar University, with only 5 students in the program. (Longwood has a part-time MBA program too, but it’s small as well.) The University of Southern California has a much larger full-time online MBA program with 2,102 students. Between these numbers is a range of program sizes. One will be right for you.

Considering a Campus MBA Option

When researching online MBA enrollments, do take a moment to check out the local campus MBA programs. Whether you’re looking for a large or small program, you may find a campus program near you that will provide flexibility to attend both on campus and online. If you’re interested in learning more about campus MBA program enrollment data, see our campus MBA programs ranked by student enrollment.

MBA Programs with the Strongest Alumni Network

Rank UniversityFull-Time MBAPart-Time MBA% MBA Students from U.S.
0University of Virginia-Darden-0-0-0
1The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-0-0-0
2University of Miami-0-0-0
3The University of Georgia-0 73-0
4University of Connecticut-0-0-0
5Texas Christian University-0-0-0
6The Pennsylvania State University-0-0-0
7North Carolina State University-0-0-0
8The George Washington University-0-0-0
10Berry College 5 39-0
11The University of Akron 6 220-0
12University of Nebraska at Kearney 10 81-0
13Valdosta State University 11-0-0
14Radford University 13-0-0
14Oklahoma City University 13 95-0
15Columbus State University 13-0-0
17University of Hartford 14-0-0
17State University of New York College at Brockport 14 61-0
18South Carolina State University 14-0-0
20Old Dominion University 15-0-0
20Morehead State University 15 41-0
22University of Central Missouri 16-0-0
22Kutztown University 16 26-0
23Henderson State University 16 37-0
25Northeastern Illinois University 17-0-0
25Minnesota State University, Mankato 17 67-0
26Manhattan College 17-0-0
28Worcester Polytechnic Institute 18-0-0
29Emporia State University 19 400-0
30The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg 21-0-0
30Minnesota State University Moorhead 21 39-0
31Midwestern State University 21-0-0
33Western Carolina University 22 231-0
34University of Southern Mississippi 23 201-0
35Marquette University 24-0-0
36University of Wyoming 25-0-0
36Saginaw Valley State University 25 37-0
38Rider University 26 199 88.96%
38Ohio Northern University 26-0-0
40University of Tennessee at Martin 27 103-0
40University of Alabama in Huntsville 27 247-0
41Montclair State University 27 519-0
43Texas Wesleyan University 28 81-0
43Southeast Missouri State University 28-0-0
44Salisbury University 28 30-0
45New Jersey Institute of Technology 28 154-0
47Drexel University 29 509-0
48Shippensburg University 30 182-0
49University of North Texas 31 814-0
49Southern Arkansas University 31-0-0
50Longwood University 31-0-0
51Eastern Kentucky University 31 15-0
53The Citadel 32 193-0
54Xavier University 33-0-0
55University of New Hampshire 34 259-0
55University of Arkansas at Little Rock 34 117-0
56Saint Xavier University 34 161-0
58Florida Atlantic University 35-0-0
59University of Louisiana at Monroe 36 68-0
59University of Colorado Denver 36 1,396-0
60Tennessee Technological University 36-0-0
61Syracuse University 36-0-0
62Pittsburg State University 36 253-0
63Louisiana Tech University 36-0-0
64Canisius College 36-0-0
66Yeshiva University 37 11-0
66Alfred University 37-0-0
68The University of Michigan-Flint 38 253-0
68University of Dayton 38-0-0
69Auburn University at Montgomery 38 154-0
71West Virginia University 39 155-0
72University of Denver 40-0-0
72Frostburg State University 40 114-0
74Kennesaw State University 41 660-0
75University of South Dakota 42-0-0
76University of Missouri-Kansas City 43-0-0
76Ohio University 43 1,023-0
78Francis Marion University 45-0-0
79American University 46-0-0
80The University of Tulsa 47 104-0
80Florida Southern College 47-0-0
82University of South Carolina 48-0-0
82Rowan University 48 157-0
84University of South Florida St. Petersburg 50 161 96.68%
84College of Charleston 50-0-0
86The University of Mississippi 52 91-0
86University of Detroit Mercy 52-0-0
87State University of New York at Oswego 52 180-0
88McNeese State University 52 33-0
89Florida International University 52-0-0
91University of South Florida 53-0-0
91The University of Iowa 53-0-0
93James Madison University 54 160-0
94Southern Illinois University Carbondale 55-0-0
95Temple University 56-0-0
95Florida State University 56 831-0
96Arkansas State University 56 92-0
98The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 57-0-0
98Johns Hopkins University 57 1,553 51.33%
99Clarkson University 57 84-0
101University of Maine 58 242-0
101Southern Utah University 58 289-0
103University of Southern Indiana 59 1,032-0
103Prairie View A&M University 59 43 95.88%
104Eastern Illinois University 59 49-0
106Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 60 22 92.68%
107University of Massachusetts Amherst 61-0-0
108Bradley University 62 29-0
109University of St. Thomas-Minnesota 63-0-0
109California State University, Stanislaus 63 139-0
111East Carolina University 64-0-0
111Clark University 64 23-0
112Boise State University 64 421-0
114Bellarmine University 65-0-0
115University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 66 710-0
115Iowa State University 66 151-0
117Oklahoma State University 68-0-0
118Western Kentucky University 69 32-0
119Saint Joseph's University 70 238-0
119Ramapo College of New Jersey 70 58-0
121Woodbury University 71 5-0
122University of Toledo 72-0-0
122University of Cincinnati 72 994-0
123Coastal Carolina University 72 65-0
125West Texas A&M University 75-0 89.36%
126Georgia Southern University 76 309-0
127University of North Carolina Wilmington 77-0-0
128Fairleigh Dickinson University 79-0-0
129University of West Georgia 80 120-0
129University of Delaware 80-0-0
130The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute 80 168-0
132California State University, Fullerton 82 543-0
132Arkansas Tech University 82-0-0
134William Paterson University 84 270-0
135University of Baltimore 91 362-0
135Florida Gulf Coast University 91 228-0
137University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 92-0-0
138Baylor University 93 295-0
139Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick 95 1,643-0
139Bentley University 95 586-0
141New Mexico State University 96 149-0
142Iona College 98 174-0
143The University of Texas at Dallas 1,986 1,315-0
144Texas Tech University 102-0-0
144Sam Houston State University 102 269-0
146Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden 106 314-0
147The University of Michigan-Dearborn 107 430-0
148California State University, Sacramento 117 191-0
149Marshall University 124-0-0
150Rochester Institute of Technology 125-0-0
151East Tennessee State University 128 65-0
152University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 131-0-0
152Pepperdine University 131 913-0
153Eastern Michigan University 131 261-0
155Lamar University 136 784-0
156Suffolk University 137 674-0
157University of Central Arkansas 141-0-0
158Youngstown State University 144-0-0
159Murray State University 150 56-0
160Quinnipiac University 152-0-0
161University of Massachusetts Lowell 153 938-0
161Texas A&M University-Kingsville 153-0-0
163University of Alabama at Birmingham 155 624-0
164The Pennsylvania State University at Erie The Behrend College 156 740-0
165Arizona State University-0-0-0
166Indiana University of Pennsylvania 176-0-0
167Villanova University 184 1,099-0
168College of William and Mary 196 598-0
169Missouri State University 199-0-0
170Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 215 154-0
171Adelphi University 228 87-0
172Hofstra University 236 382-0
173University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 241 255-0
174The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 243 701-0
175University of New Orleans 245 95-0
176Thunderbird School of Global Management 255 400-0
177The University of Alabama 312-0 99.00%
178Indiana University Bloomington 319-0-0
179University of North Carolina at Charlotte 326 565-0
180The University of Arizona 327 710-0
181University of Houston-Victoria 347 538-0
182Carnegie Mellon University 378 296-0
183Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis 402-0-0
184Utah State University 407-0-0
185Northeastern University 414 728-0
186Middle Tennessee State University 447 335-0
187Texas A&M University-Commerce 468 795-0
188University of South Carolina Aiken 516 98-0
189Michigan State University 559 738-0
190Georgetown University 577 573-0
191Stevens Institute of Technology 617-0-0
192The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 637-0 96.18%
193University of Maryland 828 973-0
194Central Michigan University 870-0-0
195University of Florida 1,067 716-0
196Washington State University 1,198-0-0
197University 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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