2021 Report Card: How Alums Grade Their B-School Experience

In MONEY magazine’s ranking of the best value in undergraduate business education, Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management offered the lowest cost for a four-year education: $74,824

Do you believe your business degree was worth its cost in tuition?

It’s one of the most pressing issues currently in higher education. Costs of higher education continue to skyrocket while living wages are not keeping up. Many graduates are leaving school under the pressure of a mountain of debt. So which schools are best at providing a business degree that is worth its cost in tuition according to recent alums? Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business tops the list this year with an impressive average score of 9.7, up from last year’s leader, The College of New Jersey, which had a 9.59. The score is close to 2019 when BYU also won the category with a score of 9.78.

Across all schools, the average was 8.16, which is again, the lowest average in the history of the ranking, down from last year’s average of 8.33. In 2019, the average was 8.52 and in 2018 it was 8.67. It seems over the past four years, which includes survey data from graduates in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, that graduates are increasingly feeling like the business degree has not been worth its cost in tuition. Following BYU and rounding out the top-three are Georgia Tech’s Scheller College (9.59) and UT-Austin’s McCombs School (9.28).

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