Going back to school for a MBA? Here are the best programs
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Going back to school for a MBA? Here are the best programs

With MBA application season underway and the average recent MBA graduate receiving a $150,000 salary, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best MBA Programs as well as accompanying videos.

To determine where students can receive the best education with the best return on investment, WalletHub compared nearly 100 MBA programs across 10 key indicators of cost and quality. The data set ranges from average base salary and tuition to gender diversity, ratings from professors and average GMAT score.

Key Stats

• Stanford University has the highest average base salary, $145,559, which is 2.7 times higher than at Northern Arizona University (Franke), which has the lowest at $53,778.

• Iowa State University and University of Louisville both have the highest employment rate (share of class that accepted offers within 3 months after graduation), 100 percent, which is 1.7 times higher than at University of San Diego and University of Delaware (Lerner), which have the lowest at 60 percent.

• Iowa State University has the lowest total tuition & fees, $12,914, which is 6.1 times lower than at Columbia University, which has the highest at $79,209.

• Stanford University, Columbia University, University of Miami, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and Northwestern University (Kellogg), all have the highest average GMAT score, 732, which is 1.5 times higher than at Howard University, which has the lowest at 485.

• CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College (Zicklin) has the highest gender diversity, which is 1.5 times higher than at Texas A&M University-College Station (Mays).

• University of Kentucky (Gatton) has the fewest average years of work experience, 1.2, which is 5.5 fewer than at University of Maryland-College Park (Smith), which has the most at 6.6.

Top 20 MBA Programs

1. Stanford University

2. Harvard University

3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

4. University of Chicago (Booth)

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

6. University of California--Berkeley (Haas)

7. Northwestern University (Kellogg)

8. University of Southern California (Marshall)

9. Columbia University

10. Yale University

11. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (Ross)

12. University of Washington (Foster)

13. Duke University (Fuqua)

14. New York University (Stern)

15. University of Virginia (Darden)

16. Dartmouth College (Tuck)

17. Indiana University (Kelley)

18. University of California--Los Angeles (Anderson)

19. University of Wisconsin--Madison

20. Georgetown University (McDonough)

Source: WalletHub

To view the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-mba-programs/65432/

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