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.

  • 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%

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

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.

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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.

10 Online MBA Programs with the Most Full-Time Faculty

  1. Indiana University, Bloomington/Indianapolis - 300
  2. Arizona State University - 247
  3. University of Southern California - 201
  4. Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick - 199
  5. The University of Texas at Dallas - 197
  6. Bentley University - 189
  7. University of Maryland - 176
  8. Northeastern University - 174
  9. The Pennsylvania State University - 162
  10. University of Miami - 155

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.

Online MBA Programs Ranked by Faculty Strength

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

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