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 72
  • 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 300
  • The average percentage of MBA full-time faculty with a Doctorate degree 84%
  • 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 – 300. 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 UniversityFull-Time FacultyFull & Part-Time FacultyFT Faculty with Doctorate
1The Pennsylvania State University Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies 16 18-0
2The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 15 19 86.70%
3State University of New York 13 20 69.20%
4Southern Arkansas University 19 21 63.20%
4Ohio Northern University 18 21 77.80%
6Georgia Southwestern State University 19 23 78.90%
7Queens University of Charlotte 18 24 66.70%
7Longwood University 21 24 90.50%
8Bellarmine University 21 24 90.50%
9Clarion University of Pennsylvania 24 25 83.30%
11Abilene Christian University 25 26 84.00%
12Arkansas Tech University 21 26 85.70%
13Southern Utah University 27 28 88.90%
13Jacksonville State University 28 29 78.60%
14Southeastern Oklahoma State University 14 29 64.30%
16Emporia State University 28 30 92.90%
16Dominican University 26 30 80.80%
17University of Louisiana at Monroe 30 31 70.00%
18Southern University and A & M College 24 31 79.20%
20Midwestern State University 29 31 93.10%
20Widener University 27 31 81.50%
22Governors State University 28 32 85.70%
23New Jersey Institute of Technology 26 33 100.00%
24Morehead State University 33 34 75.80%
24University of Alaska Fairbanks 26 34 65.40%
25Worcester Polytechnic Institute 31 34 93.50%
27Columbus State University 32 35 90.60%
28Thunderbird School of Global Management 26 36 100.00%
28Jackson State University 36 36 100.00%
29Fayetteville State University 32 36 81.30%
31University of Illinois at Springfield 36 37 97.20%
31Saginaw Valley State University 28 38 85.70%
32Western New England University 34 38 82.40%
34University of South Dakota 36 38 80.60%
34University of Dallas 28 39 85.70%
35The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg 36 39 94.40%
36The University of Michigan-Flint 35 39 85.70%
38University of Tennessee at Martin 34 39 91.20%
38Southern Illinois University Carbondale 29 39 96.60%
39Tennessee Technological University 36 39 88.90%
41University of Alabama in Huntsville 33 41 93.90%
42California State University, Stanislaus 28 41 100.00%
42The University of Texas at Tyler 40 42 82.50%
44Prairie View A & M University 36 43 72.20%
44Frostburg State University 40 43 85.00%
46Lamar University 43 43 76.70%
46Shippensburg University 40 44 92.50%
48State University of New York at Oswego 37 44 73.00%
48University of North Alabama 41 44 82.90%
50Valdosta State University 43 46 86.00%
51Youngstown State University 37 46 81.10%
52University of South Florida St. Petersburg 40 47 82.50%
52University of Houston-Victoria 44 47 100.00%
53Louisiana Tech University 45 48 80.00%
55Marist College 33 48 66.70%
55The University of Tulsa 43 49 86.00%
57Southeast Missouri State University 47 50 89.40%
58Arkansas State University 47 51 83.00%
58University of Baltimore 46 51 89.10%
59The Pennsylvania State University at Erie The Behrend College 48 52 72.90%
61Stetson University 47 52 93.60%
61Radford University 48 52 89.60%
62University of Colorado Colorado Springs 44 52 81.80%
64University of Scranton 42 55 88.10%
64Murray State University 52 55 86.50%
65Clarkson University 46 55 89.10%
66Marshall University 52 56-0
67University of Central Arkansas 51 56 86.30%
69West Texas A & M University 54 56 74.10%
69University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 52 56 84.60%
70The University of Michigan-Dearborn 50 57 80.00%
71University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 47 57 85.10%
72Rochester Institute of Technology 48 57 83.30%
74Georgia College & State University 50 57 86.00%
75The University of North Dakota 52 58 82.70%
76Rowan University 40 59 85.00%
76Stevens Institute of Technology 46 59 95.70%
78University of West Georgia 56 60 82.10%
78East Tennessee State University 55 60 85.50%
80University of Wyoming 55 61 85.50%
80University of West Florida 54 61 85.20%
81University of New Orleans 51 61 92.20%
82Western Carolina University 57 62 86.00%
84Creighton University 57 63 78.90%
84Salisbury University 54 63 79.60%
85College of William and Mary 58 64 87.90%
87University of Southern Mississippi 61 65 83.60%
88Western Illinois University 63 65 61.90%
89The University of Mississippi 56 66 98.20%
89West Chester University 47 67 87.20%
91Xavier University 67 67 76.10%
91Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden 45 67 97.80%
92University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 64 67 76.60%
94Western Kentucky University 69 69 82.60%
94Florida Gulf Coast University 55 69 89.10%
95California State University, San Bernardino 47 69 80.90%
97Texas A & M University-Commerce 52 70 71.20%
98University of Alabama at Birmingham 65 72 73.80%
98Robert Morris University 62 73 79.00%
100University of Houston-Clear Lake 62 74 96.80%
101California State University, Sacramento 57 75 98.20%
102Quinnipiac University 62 76 83.90%
103University of Colorado Denver 76 76 80.30%
104The University of Akron 66 77 75.80%
105New Mexico State University 69 80 82.60%
105University of Massachusetts Lowell 61 80 75.40%
107University of Virginia-Darden 72 81 98.60%
108Syracuse University 76 85 71.10%
108North Carolina State University 82 85 75.60%
109Rider University 63 85 98.40%
111University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 41 87 97.60%
112Sam Houston State University 86 90 81.40%
112Boise State University 75 90 76.00%
114University of Toledo 77 91 70.10%
115Utah State University 86 96 72.10%
116University of Massachusetts Amherst 82 97 87.80%
117Johns Hopkins University 74 101 86.50%
118Washington State University 82 102 81.70%
119Eastern Michigan University 88 104 94.30%
120Ohio University 95 104 68.40%
121Georgia Southern University 103 105 88.30%
121University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 99 105 79.80%
123University of New Hampshire 94 106 78.70%
123The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 99 107 57.60%
125Colorado State University 92 108 89.10%
126American University 76 108 80.30%
126Saint Joseph's University 83 108-0
127University of Florida 98 109 96.90%
129Carnegie Mellon University 102 110 94.10%
130University of Nebraska-Lincoln 95 113 86.30%
131The George Washington University 113 113 88.50%
132University of North Texas 106 115 82.10%
133Villanova University 103 121 84.50%
133University of St. Thomas-Minnesota 98 121 85.70%
135The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 117 122 78.60%
136East Carolina University 117 123 70.10%
137Old Dominion University 99 124 76.80%
137West Virginia University 90 124 78.90%
139Suffolk University 109 127 82.60%
140Middle Tennessee State University 118 128 87.30%
141University of Denver 106 130 68.90%
142Pepperdine University 118 133 79.70%
143James Madison University 121 134 71.10%
144University of Connecticut 115 135 87.00%
145Missouri State University 90 140-0
145The University of Georgia 117 141 94.00%
147Drexel University 141 141 83.00%
148Georgetown University 106 145 92.50%
148University of Cincinnati 99 146 85.90%
150Florida State University 125 148 80.80%
151The University of Alabama 132 151 79.50%
152The University of Arizona 129 151 87.60%
153University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 144 159 85.40%
153Oklahoma State University 126 159 92.10%
155Baylor University 146 162 76.00%
156Michigan State University 134 164 83.60%
157Iowa State University 129 165 77.50%
157University of Miami 155 165 100.00%
159Florida Atlantic University 142 166 78.90%
160The Pennsylvania State University 162 168 84.60%
161University of Delaware 143 169 89.50%
162University of South Carolina 150 180 79.30%
163Florida International University 149 182 84.60%
164Kennesaw State University 154 186 78.60%
165University of Maryland 176 201 88.10%
166California State University, Fullerton 151 205 90.70%
167Bentley University 189 217 76.70%
168University of Southern California 201 232 80.60%
169Northeastern University 174 240 87.90%
170The University of Texas at Dallas 197 248 78.70%
171Arizona State University 247 277 89.90%
172Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick 199 282 76.90%
173Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis 300 318 66.30%



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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