The publication US News and World Report has published the 2019 edition of its Online MBA Ranking.
This year, the top position is shared by the Online MBA programs from Indiana University's Kelley of Business (IU Kelley) and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC Kenan-Flagler). Last year, the ranking was led by the Online MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business, but this school was removed from the ranking after it was found that it had mis-reported GMAT statistics.
Coming in third in this year's ranking is the Online MBA from Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper), which is followed by the programs from the University of Florida (Hough) and the University of Southern California (Marshall), in that order. See below for the top 20 Online MBA programs from US News below.
To rank these programs, US News rated the schools on the basis of five indicators, including Engagement, Student Excellence, Expert Opinion, Faculty Credentials and Training, and Student Services and Technology. Notably, the ranking does not take into account post-MBA salary statistics, as some other rankings do.
US News' Online MBA Ranking 2019
|2017 Ranking||School||Program||Change from 2016|
|1 (tie)||IU - Kelley||Online MBA||+1|
|1 (tie)||UNC Kenan-Flagler||[email protected]||+3|
|3||Carnegie Mellon - Tepper||Part-Time Online MBA||-1|
|4||Florida - Hough||Online MBA||+2|
|5||USC - Marshall||Online MBA||+3|
|6 (tie)||ASU - Carey||Online MBA||-1|
|6 (tie)||UT - Dallas||Online MBA||no change|
|8||Maryland - Smith||Online MBA||+1|
|9 (tie)||PSU - World Campus||Penn State Online MBA||+1|
|9 (tie)||University of Mississippi||Online MBA||not ranked|
|9 (tie)||Wisconsin MBA Consortium||Online MBA||+5|
|9 (tie)||Auburn University||MBA Online||+2|
|13 (tie)||Ball State - Miller||Online MBA||+3|
|13 (tie)||Lehigh University||MBA||+6|
|13 (tie)||Villanova University||Online MBA||not ranked|
|13 (tie)||Washington State||Online MBA||-1|
|17 (tie)||Creighton University||Online MBA||not ranked|
|17 (tie)||NCSU - Poole||MBA Online||-3|
|17 (tie)||UMass Amherst - Isenberg||Online Part-time MBA||-1|
FIND MBA's coverage of previous Online MBA Rankings from US News:
- US News Publishes Online MBA Ranking for 2018
- US News Refreshes Online MBA Ranking for 2017
- US News Publishes Online MBA Ranking for 2016
- US News & World Report Publishes Online MBA Ranking (2014)
- US News and World Report Publishes New Online MBA Rankings (2013)
See FIND MBA's MBA Rankings page for more MBA ranking information.
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