Report Card: How Alumni Grade Undergrad Biz Programs

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

For parents and future college students, this might be one of the most important questions. College is expensive. Even at some of the more inexpensive schools, it’s still one of the largest investments a person will ever make. Increasingly, students and their parents want to get the most bang for their buck. If cost is a priority, public schools should get the lean. Still, alums at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School tops the list with a 9.78 average. The private Mormon school in Utah is notorious for providing a top-shelf undergraduate business education at a reasonable price point. Still, besides BYU and Seton Hall, the rest of the top 15 schools on this question prompt are public institutions.

This year’s average across all schools was 8.52, lower than last year’s score of 8.67. This prompt also had some of the largest disparity between schools. From BYU’s 9.78, the list bottoms out at 6.43 for Lipscomb University alums. Interestingly, BYU, Virginia’s McIntire School, North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and Georgia Tech’s Scheller College have made up the top four spots the past two years. This year, The College of New Jersey slipped into the fifth spot ahead of last year’s fifth-place finisher, Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

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