Business Programs That Might Interest You

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Online MBA Programs by Faculty Strength

An MBA program is only as strong as the background of its professors. Some of the best business professors have a nice balance of industry experience and teaching in an academic setting. They have the ability to back their in-class lesson plans with real-world application. That is a powerful combination for someone entering the business field. Knowing that your professor is an industry influencer and has extensive teaching experience in the field of is a clear sign that a program delivers high-quality education. See our full report on the Best Online MBA Programs.

  • The average number of full-time faculty for online MBA in programs is 65
  • The lowest number of full-time faculty for online MBA in programs is 13
  • The highest number of full-time faculty for online MBA in programs is 322
  • The average percentage of MBA full-time faculty with a Doctorate degree 83%
  • The lowest percentage of MBA full-time faculty with a Doctorate degree 58%
  • The highest percentage of MBA full-time faculty with a Doctorate degree 100%

25 Online MBA Programs Ranked by the Highest and Lowest Faculty Strength

Start your research into the faculty strength of the online MBA programs you’re considering by looking into the number of full-time faculty the program employs. Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis campus has the highest number of full-time faculty of any online MBA program – 322. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, on the other hand, has only 13 full-time professors.

But the number of full-time professors is not all you should consider. A program without a large full-time faculty may have several part-time professors to help with the teaching load. You should also consider qualifications of the faculty, such as the percentage of professors who have a doctorate degree.

Compare Faculty Strength for Campus MBA Programs

While you are researching the faculty of various online MBA programs, don’t forget to consider campus MBA programs as well. You may find a program with a strong faculty right in your area. See the full online MBA rankings report.

Online MBA Programs Ranked by the Best Faculty

Rank University Full-Time FacultyFull & Part-Time FacultyFT Faculty with Doctorate
0 The University of North Carolina at Pembroke -0-0-0
1 University of Louisiana at Lafayette -0-0-0
2 Union University -0-0-0
3 Minnesota State University Moorhead -0-0-0
4 Alfred University -0-0-0
6 South Carolina State University 15 19 86.70%
7 Southern Arkansas University 19 21 63.20%
7 Missouri Western State University 19 21 84.20%
9 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 18 22 81.00%
9 Black Hills State University 22 22-0
11 Southern University and A&M College 18 24 79.20%
11 Longwood University 21 24 90.50%
12 Bellarmine University 21 24 90.50%
14 Morehead State University 23 27 75.80%
14 Augusta University 20 27 84.00%
16 McNeese State University 23 28 91.30%
17 University of Louisiana at Monroe 28 29 70.00%
18 University of Dallas 30 30 85.70%
19 Samford University 29 32 88.00%
19 Pittsburg State University 29 32 76.50%
21 Widener University 25 33 81.50%
21 Thunderbird School of Global Management 30 33 100.00%
23 State University of New York College at Brockport 33 34 92.90%
23 Governors State University 26 34 85.70%
24 The Citadel 29 34 83.90%
26 Florida Southern College 26 35 76.20%
27 University of Northern Colorado 29 37-0
27 Murray State University 35 37 86.50%
29 Indiana University Southeast 31 38 73.50%
30 Shippensburg University 38 39 92.50%
30 Idaho State University 39 39 75.00%
32 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 36 40 79.30%
33 The University of Tulsa 40 42 86.00%
33 State University of New York at Oswego 36 42 73.00%
34 Eastern Kentucky University 40 42 81.80%
36 Prairie View A&M University 43 46 72.20%
36 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 45 46 72.00%
38 University of South Florida St. Petersburg 40 47 82.50%
39 Marist College 33 48 66.70%
40 Stetson University 47 52 93.60%
40 Marshall University 46 52-0
41 Lamar University 42 52 76.70%
42 Fayetteville State University 41 52 81.30%
44 The Pennsylvania State University at Erie The Behrend College 53 54 72.90%
44 Texas A&M University-Commerce 48 54-0
46 West Texas A&M University 54 56 74.10%
47 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 44 57 97.60%
47 The University of Akron 48 57 75.80%
49 William Paterson University 47 62 86.80%
49 Manhattan College 41 62 94.10%
51 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 54 64 85.10%
52 Salisbury University 58 71 79.60%
53 Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden 53 72 97.80%
54 Quinnipiac University 54 73 83.90%
55 University of St. Thomas-Minnesota 74 74 85.70%
56 Western Carolina University 63 76 86.00%
56 University of Nebraska at Omaha 60 76 84.70%
58 Western Kentucky University 58 82 82.60%
59 Syracuse University 76 85 71.10%
60 West Chester University 56 86 87.20%
61 Rider University 50 88 98.40%
62 Saint Joseph's University 82 90-0
63 Georgia Southern University 92 92 88.30%
64 Carnegie Mellon University 95 102 94.00%
65 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 104 113 79.80%
66 Virginia Commonwealth University 85 118 79.60%
67 Drexel University 121 121 83.00%
68 James Madison University 128 133 71.10%
69 Saint Xavier University 16 165 88.50%
70 Florida Atlantic University 132 171 78.90%
71 University of Detroit Mercy 16 175 88.20%
72 The Pennsylvania State University 165 177 84.00%
73 Kennesaw State University 169 195 78.60%
74 Bentley University 166 197 76.70%
75 Johns Hopkins University 25 261 86.50%
76 Florida International University 157 264 84.60%
77 Jacksonville State University 28 285 78.60%
78 The University of Michigan-Flint 29 305 85.70%
79 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 25 314 86.70%
80 Emporia State University 31 318 92.90%
81 Tennessee State University 26 325 97.00%
82 Arkansas Tech University 23 335 85.70%
83 Youngstown State University 33 375 81.10%
84 University of Alabama in Huntsville 33 415 93.90%
85 Yeshiva University 29 445 74.10%
86 University of Tennessee at Martin 38 452 91.20%
87 Robert Morris University 45 479 79.00%
88 Western Illinois University 47 495 61.90%
88 Arkansas State University 47 495 83.00%
90 University of Scranton 45 515 88.10%
91 Northern Kentucky University 43 535 78.80%
92 University of Missouri-Kansas City 49 575 74.50%
93 The College of New Jersey 44 581 100.00%
94 University of Central Missouri 52 595 69.20%
95 Southeast Missouri State University 57 605 89.40%
96 University of West Georgia 60 625 82.10%
97 University of Houston-Clear Lake 56 635 96.80%
98 Rochester Institute of Technology 61 678 83.30%
99 Rowan University 62 725 85.00%
100 The University of New Mexico 56 745 75.80%
101 New Mexico State University 68 755 82.60%
102 Hofstra University 56 756 97.40%
103 University of Nevada, Las Vegas 74 786 100.00%
104 California State University, Sacramento 59 825 98.20%
105 University of Nevada, Reno 72 845 82.00%
106 University of Virginia-Darden 81 855 95.00%
107 Wayne State University 59 865 79.60%
108 University of Colorado Denver 69 885 80.30%
109 Boise State University 85 979 76.00%
110 University of North Carolina Wilmington 75 1,042 93.80%
111 Florida State University 107 1,115 80.80%
112 Ohio University 109 1,149 68.40%
113 Montclair State University 104 1,196 77.80%
114 Clarion University of Pennsylvania 13 1,425 83.30%
115 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 107 1,445 57.60%
116 University of Montevallo 14 1,525 64.30%
117 Drury University 15 1,592 83.30%
118 Texas Wesleyan University 13 1,675 83.30%
119 The Pennsylvania State University Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies 16 1,725-0
120 Baylor University 159 1,732 76.00%
121 Woodbury University 14 1,775-0
122 Henderson State University 16 1,792 63.20%
123 Berry College 19 1,975 100.00%
124 The University of Georgia 175 1,988 83.00%
125 Indiana University Northwest 16 2,075 87.50%
126 Texas A&M University-Kingsville 18 2,125-0
127 Oklahoma City University 18 2,225 90.00%
128 Ohio Northern University 21 2,238 77.80%
129 Queens University of Charlotte 18 2,317 66.70%
130 Georgia Southwestern State University 19 2,325 78.90%
131 University of South Carolina Aiken 20 2,425 83.30%
132 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 24 2,666 93.50%
133 Barry University 19 2,675 88.20%
134 Southeastern Oklahoma State University 20 2,689 64.30%
135 Abilene Christian University 19 2,724 84.00%
136 Arizona State University 247 2,765 79.40%
137 Indiana University South Bend 20 2,808 88.90%
138 Dominican University 20 2,833 80.80%
139 Kutztown University 27 2,925 81.80%
140 Francis Marion University 27 2,975 91.70%
141 Jackson State University 24 3,025 100.00%
142 Midwestern State University 28 3,155 93.10%
143 Western New England University 29 3,166 82.40%
144 University of Alaska Fairbanks 17 3,244 65.40%
145 Columbus State University 31 3,275 90.60%
146 Eastern Illinois University 33 3,325 77.50%
147 University of Maine 25 3,358-0
148 Auburn University at Montgomery 31 3,433 87.90%
149 University of Nebraska at Kearney 29 3,476 88.90%
150 University of Montana 28 3,525 93.50%
151 Southern Illinois University Carbondale 29 3,526 96.60%
152 Saginaw Valley State University 24 3,625 85.70%
153 Clark University 25 3,683 80.80%
154 Niagara University 28 3,725 76.00%
155 Frostburg State University 33 3,924 85.00%
156 Tennessee Technological University 36 3,938 88.90%
157 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 35 3,975 83.70%
158 University of Baltimore 36 4,063 89.10%
159 University of Illinois at Springfield 33 4,124 97.20%
160 University of South Dakota 39 4,125 80.60%
161 New Jersey Institute of Technology 34 4,142 100.00%
162 The University of Texas at Tyler 40 4,175 82.50%
163 Clarkson University 37 4,214 89.10%
164 Southern Utah University 34 4,271 88.90%
165 Northeastern Illinois University 36 4,325-0
166 The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg 40 4,375 94.40%
167 Bradley University 43 4,401 78.40%
168 Radford University 41 4,425 89.60%
169 University of Houston-Victoria 39 4,475 100.00%
170 Canisius College 37 4,508 94.60%
171 Valdosta State University 43 4,575 86.00%
171 The University of North Dakota 41 4,575 82.70%
173 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 43 4,633 84.60%
174 Georgia College & State University 47 4,837 86.00%
175 Ramapo College of New Jersey 41 4,838 85.40%
176 Stockton University 41 4,875 78.60%
177 Iona College 43 4,956 65.20%
178 Drake University 45 4,992 77.60%
179 University of Hartford 44 5,013 75.00%
180 Louisiana Tech University 46 5,075 80.00%
181 California State University, Stanislaus 33 5,084 100.00%
182 University of West Florida 44 5,148 85.20%
183 University of Southern Indiana 48 5,216 74.50%
184 Minnesota State University, Mankato 48 5,337 97.70%
185 Stephen F. Austin State University 49 5,375 82.60%
186 Gonzaga University 44 5,472 89.10%
187 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 48 5,475 73.90%
188 Adelphi University 42 5,533 81.00%
189 University of New Orleans 45 5,688 92.20%
190 East Tennessee State University 53 5,725 85.50%
191 University of North Alabama 46 5,875 82.90%
192 The University of Michigan-Dearborn 54 5,975 80.00%
193 Coastal Carolina University 58 6,025-0
194 University of Wyoming 55 6,112 85.50%
195 University of Colorado Colorado Springs 43 6,142 81.80%
196 Wichita State University 54 6,209 77.80%
197 University of Central Arkansas 58 6,225 86.30%
198 University of Southern Mississippi 60 6,475 83.60%
199 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 60 6,575 76.60%
200 College of William and Mary 67 6,842 87.90%
201 Creighton University 62 6,917 78.90%
202 University of Toledo 64 7,275 70.10%
203 The University of Mississippi 60 7,325 98.20%
204 Fairleigh Dickinson University 54 7,375-0
205 College of Charleston 67 7,413 91.30%
206 Stevens Institute of Technology 66 7,442 95.70%
207 University of Alabama at Birmingham 65 7,575 73.80%
208 Florida Gulf Coast University 65 7,725 89.10%
209 Eastern Michigan University 66 7,925 94.30%
210 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 62 8,038 88.90%
211 Xavier University 77 8,425 76.10%
212 Colorado State University 81 8,476 89.10%
213 Sam Houston State University 84 8,825 81.40%
214 Marquette University 72 8,846 82.40%
215 California State University, San Bernardino 66 8,859 80.90%
216 University of Massachusetts Boston 76 8,875 81.80%
217 Missouri State University 79 8,933-0
218 Loyola University Chicago 81 9,571 81.00%
219 University of Dayton 77 9,663 75.80%
220 Utah State University 93 9,742 72.10%
221 North Carolina State University 93 10,238 67.90%
222 University of Massachusetts Lowell 75 10,375 75.40%
223 Central Michigan University 106 10,725 70.60%
224 West Virginia University 93 11,017 78.90%
225 St. John's University 90 11,183 95.90%
226 University of North Carolina at Charlotte 92 11,208 88.20%
227 East Carolina University 109 11,545 70.10%
228 Villanova University 99 11,621 84.50%
229 Texas Tech University 114 11,623 82.30%
230 University of Florida 107 11,637 94.00%
231 University of Cincinnati 103 11,691 85.90%
232 Pepperdine University 103 11,692 79.70%
233 Georgetown University 107 11,733 100.00%
234 Washington State University 99 11,742 81.70%
235 Grand Valley State University 97 11,783 76.60%
236 University of Massachusetts Amherst 95 11,892 87.80%
237 University of New Hampshire 103 11,967 78.70%
238 American University 85 12,016 80.30%
239 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 117 12,175 85.00%
239 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 115 12,175 86.30%
241 Texas Christian University 101 12,328 95.80%
242 Old Dominion University 106 12,535 76.80%
243 Iowa State University 117 12,567 77.50%
244 Michigan State University 115 12,965 89.10%
245 University of Houston-Downtown 83 13,092 78.00%
246 University of Denver 107 13,166 68.90%
247 Santa Clara University 126 13,341 85.40%
248 University of Illinois at Chicago 124 13,366 83.90%
249 The George Washington University 116 13,633 96.00%
250 University of North Texas 114 13,803 82.10%
251 Middle Tennessee State University 124 13,874 87.30%
252 The University of Arizona 133 14,365 83.70%
253 Suffolk University 111 15,025 82.60%
254 The University of Iowa 134 15,451 77.50%
255 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 136 15,496 82.60%
256 University of Connecticut 126 15,919 83.00%
257 Oklahoma State University 126 15,926 92.10%
258 University of Maryland 147 16,266 87.00%
259 University of Miami 147 16,525 77.00%
260 University of South Florida 145 16,822 82.10%
261 The University of Alabama 162 17,323 79.50%
262 University of Delaware 155 18,725 89.50%
263 University of South Carolina 164 19,667 79.30%
264 California State University, Fullerton 145 19,986 90.70%
265 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 178 20,101 85.40%
266 Northeastern University 163 20,266 89.00%
267 Temple University 193 23,652 83.90%
268 University of Southern California 227 24,855 83.00%
269 Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick 222 26,176 76.90%
270 The University of Texas at Dallas 223 26,267 81.00%
271 Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis 322 32,869 66.30%

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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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