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 72
  • The lowest number of full-time faculty for online MBA in programs is 14
  • 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 14 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
1 University of Montevallo 14 15 64.30%
2 The Pennsylvania State University Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies 16 18-0
3 University of Detroit Mercy 17 18 88.20%
3 Berry College 15 18 100.00%
4 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 15 19 86.70%
6 South Carolina State University 15 19 86.70%
7 Barry University 17 20 88.20%
7 Henderson State University 19 20 63.20%
8 Southern Arkansas University 19 21 63.20%
9 Ohio Northern University 18 21 77.80%
11 Texas Wesleyan University 18 21 83.30%
11 University of South Carolina Aiken 18 21 83.30%
12 Missouri Western State University 19 22 84.20%
14 University of Maine 22 22-0
14 Black Hills State University 22 22-0
16 Georgia Southwestern State University 19 23 78.90%
16 Drury University 18 23 83.30%
17 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 21 24 81.00%
19 Queens University of Charlotte 18 24 66.70%
19 Oklahoma City University 20 24 90.00%
20 Longwood University 21 24 90.50%
21 Florida Southern College 21 24 76.20%
22 Bellarmine University 21 24 90.50%
23 Woodbury University 17 25-0
24 Clarion University of Pennsylvania 24 25 83.30%
26 Abilene Christian University 25 26 84.00%
27 Arkansas Tech University 21 26 85.70%
28 McNeese State University 23 28 91.30%
28 Francis Marion University 24 28 91.70%
29 Southern Utah University 27 28 88.90%
30 Jacksonville State University 28 29 78.60%
31 Southeastern Oklahoma State University 14 29 64.30%
33 Emporia State University 28 30 92.90%
33 Dominican University 26 30 80.80%
34 University of Louisiana at Monroe 30 31 70.00%
35 Southern University and A&M College 24 31 79.20%
37 Midwestern State University 29 31 93.10%
37 Widener University 27 31 81.50%
39 Governors State University 28 32 85.70%
39 Augusta University 25 33 84.00%
41 Tennessee State University 33 33 97.00%
41 Indiana University Northwest 16 33 87.50%
42 New Jersey Institute of Technology 26 33 100.00%
43 Clark University 26 34 80.80%
45 Saint Xavier University 26 34 88.50%
45 Morehead State University 33 34 75.80%
46 University of Alaska Fairbanks 26 34 65.40%
47 Indiana University South Bend 27 34 88.90%
48 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 31 34 93.50%
50 University of Northern Colorado 33 35-0
50 Samford University 25 35 88.00%
51 Columbus State University 32 35 90.60%
53 Thunderbird School of Global Management 26 36 100.00%
53 State University of New York College at Brockport 28 36 92.90%
54 Jackson State University 36 36 100.00%
55 The Citadel 31 36 83.90%
56 Fayetteville State University 32 36 81.30%
57 Eastern Kentucky University 33 36 81.80%
58 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 29 36 79.30%
59 Auburn University at Montgomery 33 37 87.90%
61 Yeshiva University 27 37 74.10%
61 University of Illinois at Springfield 36 37 97.20%
62 The College of New Jersey 37 37 100.00%
63 Saginaw Valley State University 28 38 85.70%
64 Kutztown University 33 38 81.80%
65 Western New England University 34 38 82.40%
67 University of South Dakota 36 38 80.60%
67 Niagara University 25 38 76.00%
68 Pittsburg State University 34 38 76.50%
69 University of Dallas 28 39 85.70%
70 The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg 36 39 94.40%
71 The University of Michigan-Flint 35 39 85.70%
73 University of Tennessee at Martin 34 39 91.20%
73 Southern Illinois University Carbondale 29 39 96.60%
74 Tennessee Technological University 36 39 88.90%
75 University of Montana 31 40 93.50%
77 Manhattan College 34 40 94.10%
77 University of Alabama in Huntsville 33 41 93.90%
79 Eastern Illinois University 40 41 77.50%
79 California State University, Stanislaus 28 41 100.00%
80 University of Nebraska at Kearney 36 42 88.90%
81 The University of Texas at Tyler 40 42 82.50%
83 Indiana University Southeast 34 42 73.50%
83 Prairie View A&M University 36 43 72.20%
84 Frostburg State University 40 43 85.00%
86 Lamar University 43 43 76.70%
86 Northeastern Illinois University 36 43-0
87 Shippensburg University 40 44 92.50%
89 State University of New York at Oswego 37 44 73.00%
89 University of North Alabama 41 44 82.90%
90 Ramapo College of New Jersey 41 44 85.40%
92 Canisius College 37 45 94.60%
92 Valdosta State University 43 46 86.00%
94 Youngstown State University 37 46 81.10%
95 University of South Florida St. Petersburg 40 47 82.50%
95 University of Houston-Victoria 44 47 100.00%
96 Louisiana Tech University 45 48 80.00%
98 Marist College 33 48 66.70%
98 Idaho State University 40 48 75.00%
99 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 43 48 83.70%
100 Gonzaga University 46 49 89.10%
101 The University of Tulsa 43 49 86.00%
102 Stephen F. Austin State University 46 49 82.60%
104 Southeast Missouri State University 47 50 89.40%
104 University of Hartford 44 50 75.00%
105 Minnesota State University, Mankato 44 50 97.70%
107 Arkansas State University 47 51 83.00%
107 University of Baltimore 46 51 89.10%
108 The Pennsylvania State University at Erie The Behrend College 48 52 72.90%
110 Stetson University 47 52 93.60%
110 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 46 52 73.90%
111 Radford University 48 52 89.60%
112 University of Colorado Colorado Springs 44 52 81.80%
113 Drake University 49 52 77.60%
115 Stockton University 42 54 78.60%
116 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 50 54 72.00%
117 University of Southern Indiana 51 55 74.50%
117 University of Scranton 42 55 88.10%
118 Murray State University 52 55 86.50%
119 Clarkson University 46 55 89.10%
120 Marshall University 52 56-0
121 University of Central Arkansas 51 56 86.30%
123 West Texas A&M University 54 56 74.10%
123 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 52 56 84.60%
124 The University of Michigan-Dearborn 50 57 80.00%
125 Iona College 46 57 65.20%
126 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 47 57 85.10%
127 Rochester Institute of Technology 48 57 83.30%
129 Northern Kentucky University 52 57 78.80%
129 Georgia College & State University 50 57 86.00%
130 Bradley University 51 58 78.40%
131 Adelphi University 42 58 81.00%
133 The University of North Dakota 52 58 82.70%
134 Rowan University 40 59 85.00%
134 Stevens Institute of Technology 46 59 95.70%
135 University of Central Missouri 52 60 69.20%
137 University of West Georgia 56 60 82.10%
137 East Tennessee State University 55 60 85.50%
139 University of Wyoming 55 61 85.50%
139 University of West Florida 54 61 85.20%
140 University of New Orleans 51 61 92.20%
141 Western Carolina University 57 62 86.00%
143 Wichita State University 54 62 77.80%
144 Creighton University 57 63 78.90%
144 Salisbury University 54 63 79.60%
145 College of William and Mary 58 64 87.90%
147 University of Southern Mississippi 61 65 83.60%
148 Western Illinois University 63 65 61.90%
149 The University of Mississippi 56 66 98.20%
149 West Chester University 47 67 87.20%
151 Xavier University 67 67 76.10%
151 Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden 45 67 97.80%
152 Wayne State University 49 67 79.60%
153 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 64 67 76.60%
155 Western Kentucky University 69 69 82.60%
155 University of Nevada, Reno 61 69 82.00%
156 Florida Gulf Coast University 55 69 89.10%
157 California State University, San Bernardino 47 69 80.90%
159 University of Alabama at Birmingham 65 72 73.80%
159 Robert Morris University 62 73 79.00%
161 University of Houston-Clear Lake 62 74 96.80%
162 University of Nebraska at Omaha 59 74 84.70%
162 California State University, Sacramento 57 75 98.20%
164 Quinnipiac University 62 76 83.90%
165 University of Colorado Denver 76 76 80.30%
165 Coastal Carolina University 60 76-0
167 The University of Akron 66 77 75.80%
168 University of Dayton 62 78 75.80%
168 University of Nevada, Las Vegas 74 79 100.00%
170 New Mexico State University 69 80 82.60%
170 University of Massachusetts Lowell 61 80 75.40%
172 William Paterson University 53 80 86.80%
172 The University of New Mexico 66 80 75.80%
174 University of Virginia-Darden 72 81 95.00%
175 College of Charleston 69 83 91.30%
176 Marquette University 74 85 82.40%
177 Syracuse University 76 85 71.10%
177 North Carolina State University 82 85 67.90%
178 Rider University 63 85 98.40%
180 University of Missouri-Kansas City 55 87 74.50%
181 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 41 87 97.60%
182 Loyola University Chicago 79 89 81.00%
182 Sam Houston State University 86 90 81.40%
183 Boise State University 75 90 76.00%
185 University of Toledo 77 91 70.10%
185 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 63 92 88.90%
187 Utah State University 86 96 72.10%
188 University of Massachusetts Amherst 82 97 87.80%
189 Texas Christian University 92 99 95.80%
190 University of Massachusetts Boston 77 101 81.80%
190 Johns Hopkins University 74 101 86.50%
192 Washington State University 82 102 81.70%
193 Eastern Michigan University 88 104 94.30%
193 University of South Florida 95 104 82.10%
195 Ohio University 95 104 68.40%
196 Georgia Southern University 103 105 88.30%
196 University of North Carolina at Charlotte 93 105 88.20%
197 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 99 105 79.80%
198 Hofstra University 76 106 97.40%
200 University of New Hampshire 94 106 78.70%
200 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 99 107 57.60%
202 University of Illinois at Chicago 87 107 83.90%
202 Colorado State University 92 108 89.10%
204 American University 76 108 80.30%
204 Saint Joseph's University 83 108-0
205 University of Florida 98 109 94.00%
207 Carnegie Mellon University 102 110 94.00%
208 Virginia Commonwealth University 93 112 79.60%
209 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 95 113 86.30%
210 The George Washington University 113 113 96.00%
211 St. John's University 97 114 95.90%
212 University of North Texas 106 115 82.10%
213 University of Houston-Downtown 82 116 78.00%
213 Montclair State University 81 117 77.80%
214 Grand Valley State University 94 117 76.60%
216 Villanova University 103 121 84.50%
216 University of St. Thomas-Minnesota 98 121 85.70%
218 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 117 122 85.00%
219 East Carolina University 117 123 70.10%
220 Old Dominion University 99 124 76.80%
220 West Virginia University 90 124 78.90%
222 Suffolk University 109 127 82.60%
223 Middle Tennessee State University 118 128 87.30%
224 University of North Carolina Wilmington 65 129 93.80%
225 University of Denver 106 130 68.90%
226 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 121 132 82.60%
226 Pepperdine University 118 133 79.70%
228 James Madison University 121 134 71.10%
229 University of Connecticut 115 135 83.00%
230 Santa Clara University 123 138 85.40%
231 Missouri State University 90 140-0
231 Central Michigan University 126 141 70.60%
232 The University of Georgia 117 141 83.00%
234 Drexel University 141 141 83.00%
235 Georgetown University 106 145 100.00%
235 University of Cincinnati 99 146 85.90%
237 Texas Tech University 113 147 82.30%
238 Florida State University 125 148 80.80%
239 The University of Alabama 132 151 79.50%
240 The University of Arizona 129 151 83.70%
241 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 144 159 85.40%
241 Oklahoma State University 126 159 92.10%
243 Baylor University 146 162 76.00%
244 Michigan State University 134 164 89.10%
245 The University of Iowa 129 165 77.50%
245 Iowa State University 129 165 77.50%
246 University of Miami 155 165 77.00%
248 Florida Atlantic University 142 166 78.90%
249 The Pennsylvania State University 162 168 84.00%
250 University of Delaware 143 169 89.50%
251 University of South Carolina 150 180 79.30%
252 Florida International University 149 182 84.60%
253 Kennesaw State University 154 186 78.60%
254 University of Maryland 176 201 87.00%
255 California State University, Fullerton 151 205 90.70%
256 Bentley University 189 217 76.70%
257 University of Southern California 201 232 83.00%
258 Temple University 192 239 83.90%
259 Northeastern University 174 240 89.00%
260 The University of Texas at Dallas 197 248 81.00%
261 Arizona State University 247 277 79.40%
262 Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick 199 282 76.90%
263 Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis 300 318 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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