The 35 best business schools in the US

The best business schools in the US span the country, and are a mix of public and private.

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The best business schools in the US span the country, and are a mix of public and private.
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  • The best business schools in the world are ranked each year by education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
  • QS has released its 2019 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 251 of the best business schools in the world, 109 of which are located in the United States.
  • QS based its ranking on surveys of employers, academics, and business school programs, and evaluated MBA programs on employability, alumni outcomes, students’ return on investment, thought leadership, and diversity.
  • Here are the top 35 MBA programs in the US, according to the QS rankings.

Higher- and business-education specialist QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released its 2019 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 251 of the best business schools in the world, 109 of which are located in the United States.

QS ranked programs on employability for graduates, entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, students’ return on investment as measured by post-graduation increases in salary, academic thought leadership, and class and faculty diversity.

QS based its rankings on three surveys: One survey of global employers to ascertain the reputation of MBA programs among top firms, one survey of academics to get a sense of schools’ academic and thought leadership reputations, and a survey of the business schools themselves to gather basic information on programs and student outcomes.

See the full list of 251 business schools on TopMBA.com, and the top 50 business schools in the world on Business Insider. Here are the top 35 MBA programs in the US, according to QS rankings:


35. Purdue University (Krannert)

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Facebook/Purdue University

Location: West Lafayette, IN

Tuition: $80K to $89K

Average post-graduate salary: $90K to $99K

Read more about Krannert at TopMBA»


34. Washington University (Olin)

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Wikipedia

Location: St. Louis, MO

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $100K to $109K

Read more about Olin at TopMBA»


33. University of Florida (Hough)

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Location: Gainesville, FL

Tuition: $60K to $69K

Average post-graduate salary: $100K to $109K

Read more about Hough at TopMBA»


32. Georgia Tech (Scheller)

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Facebook/SchellerCollege

Location: Atlanta, GA

Tuition: $80K to $89K

Average post-graduate salary: $100K to $109K

Read more about Scheller at TopMBA»


31. Texas A&M (Mays)

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Facebook/Mays Business School

Location: College Station, TX

Tuition: $70K to $79K

Average post-graduate salary: $100K to $109K

Read more about Mays at TopMBA»


30. University of Washington (Foster)

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Facebook/UWFosterSchool

Location: Seattle, WA

Tuition: $90K to $99K

Average post-graduate salary: $110K to $119K

Read more about Foster at TopMBA»


29. Georgetown (McDonough)

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Facebook/GeorgetownMcDonough

Location: Washington, DC

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $110K to $119K

Read more about McDonough at TopMBA»


28. Michigan State (Eli Broad)

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Michigan State University’s Eli Broad MBA Program/Facebook

Location: East Lansing, MI

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $100K to $109K

Read more about Eli Broad at TopMBA»


27. University of Minnesota (Carlson)

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Facebook/Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Tuition: $90K to $99K

Average post-graduate salary: $100K to $109K

Read more about Carlson at TopMBA»


26. University of Illinois (Gies)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Location: Champaign, IL

Tuition: $70K to $79K

Average post-graduate salary: $90K to $99K

Read more about Gies at TopMBA»


25. Vanderbilt University (Owen)

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Facebook/VanderbiltOwen

Location: Nashville, TN

Tuition: $90K to $99K

Average post-graduate salary: $110K to $119K

Read more about Owen at TopMBA»


24. Babson College (Olin)

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Babson College/Facebook

Location: Babson Park, MA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $70K to $89K

Read more about Olin at TopMBA»


23. University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

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Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $110K to $119K

Read more about Kenan-Flagler at TopMBA»


22. University of Virginia (Darden)

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Facebook/UVA Darden School of Business

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Darden at TopMBA»


21. Emory (Goizueta)

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Emory University Goizueta Business School/Facebook

Location: Atlanta, GA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $110K to $119K

Read more about Goizueta at TopMBA»


20. Dartmouth (Tuck)

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Tuck School of Business/Facebook

Location: Hanover, NH

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Tuck at TopMBA»


19. Cornell (Johnson)

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Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University/Facebook

Location: Ithaca, NY

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Johnson at TopMBA»


18. University of Indiana (Kelley)

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Location: Bloomington, IN

Tuition: $90K to $99K

Average post-graduate salary: $110K to $119K

Read more about Kelley at TopMBA»


17. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

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Facebook/Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $110K to $119K

Read more about Tepper at TopMBA»


16. Boston University (Questrom)

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Boston University Questrom School of Management/Facebook

Location: Boston, MA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $90K to $99K

Read more about Questrom at TopMBA»


14 (tie). University of Texas (McCombs)

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UT McCombs School of Business/Facebook

Location: Austin, TX

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $110K to $119K

Read more about McCombs at TopMBA»


14 (tie). University of Southern California (Marshall)

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Facebook/USC Marshall School of Business

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $110K to $119K

Read more about Marshall at TopMBA»


13. New York University (Stern)

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NYU Stern School of Business/Facebook

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about NYU Stern at TopMBA»


12. Duke (Fuqua)

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Facebook/Duke.Fuqua

Location: Durham, NC

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Fuqua at TopMBA»


11. University of California at Berkeley (Haas)

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Location: Berkeley, CA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Haas at TopMBA»


10. Yale

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Facebook/Yale School of Management

Location: New Haven, CT

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Yale School of Management at TopMBA»


9. University of Michigan (Ross)

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Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Ross at TopMBA»


8. Northwestern University (Kellogg)

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Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Location: Evanston, IL

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Kellogg at TopMBA»


7. University of California at Los Angeles (Anderson)

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Facebook/UCLA Anderson School of Management

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $110K to $119K

Read more about Anderson at TopMBA»


6. Columbia University

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Columbia Business School/Facebook

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Columbia at TopMBA»


5. University of Chicago (Booth)

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Location: Chicago, IL

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Booth at TopMBA»


4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

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Wikipedia

Location: Cambridge, MA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $120K to $129K

Read more about Sloan at TopMBA»


3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Tuition: Over $150K

Average post-graduate salary: $130K to $139K

Read more about Wharton at TopMBA»


2. Harvard University

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Harvard Business School/Facebook

Location: Boston, MA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $130K to $139K

Read more about Harvard at TopMBA»


1. Stanford University

Location: Stanford, CA

Tuition: $100K to $149K

Average post-graduate salary: $140K to $149K

Read more about Stanford at TopMBA»