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