Top Online MBA Programs

Rank School FT to PT
Faculty Ratio
Institution
Fin. Aid Rate
Acceptance Rate Retention Rate Graduation Rate Accred.
Years
Default
Rate
Job Place. Rate  
1

355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611-3115
(352) 392-3261

13.07 to 1 38% 44% 96% 85% 101 2% N/A  
2

301 Lake St
Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612-1098
(570) 674-6400

0.52 to 1 100% 59% 86% 68% 79 0% 70%  
3

2000 University Ave
Muncie, Indiana 47306
(765) 289-1241

4.97 to 1 47% 61% 77% 57% 89 0% 60%  
4

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211-9299
(214) 333-7100

0.29 to 1 89% 41% 71% 54% 55 4% N/A  
5

1950 Third St
La Verne, California 91750-4401
(909) 593-3511

0.51 to 1 95% 59% 86% 58% 57 5% N/A  
6

1001 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525-5897
(616) 949-5300

0.87 to 1 93% 71% 74% 45% 37 2% 61%  
7

2000 W University St
Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761
(479) 524-9500

1.17 to 1 96% 65% 84% 68% 52 2% 98%  
8

2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034-9568
(610) 282-1100

0.52 to 1 99% 72% 83% 68% 44 2% 60%  
9

Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

6.84 to 1 40% 51% 61% 48% 101 0% 75%  
10

218 Wells Hall
Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318
(270) 809-3011

2.25 to 1 66% 83% 70% 54% 86 6% N/A  

NOTE: Tuition data was compiled in April 2013.

By helping them expand both their skill sets and their lists of contacts, the top online MBA schools equip students to advance within their current organizations, launch new careers in different industries, or go into business for themselves as entrepreneurs and startup CEOs. With business backgrounds and without, professionals from virtually every industry enroll in business schools to earn Master of Business Administration degrees that will give them an all-encompassing understanding of the many aspects of running a company. In addition, earning an online MBA gives graduates more potential to command higher salaries. According to industry analyst Payscale.com, MBA holders earn up to 32% more than bachelor's degree holders for the same jobs.

It is possible to earn a general business MBA online, or students may choose to specialize in areas including entrepreneurship, human resources, finance, global management, healthcare, information technology, marketing, and sports administration. Such specializations prepare professionals for roles like marketing director, chief financial officer, senior HR manager, and more. To ensure that they receive the best education possible, students should give preference to programs accredited by organizations like the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which evaluates schools and business programs for the quality of their curricula, facilities, and faculty.