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

Do you believe your business degree was worth its cost in time and resources?

This is the newest question on our survey, added just last year. We decided to add this question in addition to asking about the business degree being worth its cost in tuition. College students spend a lot of time and resources working towards a degree. Not only in the classroom but internships and co- and extra-curricular activities can dominate a college student’s time and energy. According to 2018 graduates, Wharton’s degree is most worth its cost in time and resources with an average of 9.77. The number is up from last year’s winner, Indiana Kelley, which had an average of 9.65.

Following Wharton is Virginia’s McIntire School (9.61) and Georgia Tech and UT-Austin, both of which had 9.51. Overall, students seemed much more satisfied with the time and resources it takes to earn a business degree compared to tuition. On average across all schools, the overall score was 8.74, only slightly lower than last year’s average of 8.88.

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