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

Binghamton University

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? Binghamton University leads the category with an average of 9.46. Following Binghamton is the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School at 9.44. The Wharton School and Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business round out the top three with a 9.40. All schools significantly trail last year’s leader in the category, Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business, which had an impressive average score of 9.7, up from 2020’s leader, The College of New Jersey, which had a 9.59 and 2019 when BYU also won the category with a score of 9.78.

Across all schools, the average was 8.13, which represents a new six-year low for this particular question. It’s slightly down from last year’s average of 8.16, which was the lowest average in the history of the ranking. It represents a consistent drop: In 2020, the average was 8.33. In 2019, the average was 8.52 and in 2018 it was 8.67. The trend points to a troubling revelation for colleges — students are increasingly not seeing the value of the degree compared to its cost.

Questions about this article? Email us or leave a comment below.