Ranking Methodology for MBAGuide.org

We gathered a list of all MBA programs in every state:

• Average Scores from the rankings factors listed in the table below – 80% of Overall Score
• MBAGuide.org Editorial Staff Ratings and MBA school reputation – 20% of Overall Score

The data required for our rankings was gathered from IPEDS, AACSB, ACBSP, the Department of Education, US Department of Commerce, and the official school websites.

Ranking FactorReasonFactorRanking Percent
Student / Faculty Ratio AllFaculty StrengthLow to High10
Tuition and Fees-MBA: In stateAffordabilityLow to High15
Total Enrollment AllAlumni StrengthHigh to Low10
Total ConcentrationsBreath of ProgramHigh to Low10
3rd Party RankingsStrength of ProgramYes or No15
Average GMAT ScoreSelectivity of ProgramHigh to Low15
Average Salary After GraduationValue of ProgramHigh to Low20
AACSB AccreditationQuality of ProgramYes or No5

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Ranking Methodology for MBA Guide

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