2022 Report Card: How Alums Grade Their B-School Experience

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Do you believe your business degree will assist you in climbing to a new socioeconomic status?

For generations, a college degree has been the stepping stone for people to climb in economic status. At the very least, it’s been a path to financial stability. This year, Wharton graduates gave their alma mater the highest score in terms of believing the business degree will assist them in climbing to a new socioeconomic status with a score of 9.62. Following Wharton were graduates of Cornell (9.55) and Georgetown (9.33). Last year, Georgetown led the category with a 9.39. In 2020, Bucknell led with an average score of 9.38. Prior to that, in 2019, Wharton led the pack at 9.44.

Still, across the board, the average across all schools (8.46) is trending downwards. Last year, the average was 8.50, which was down from 8.56 in 2020 and lower than the 8.68 average in 2019.

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