The US News MBA rankings came out today and, once again, the NC State Jenkins MBA is moving up. The full-time program moved up 23 spots from #88 last year to #65 this year; the part-time program moved up 12 spots from #73 to #61. According to Poets and Quants, only one other program made a bigger jump upward.
Why did the ranking go up? On the full-time side there was improvement across the board: higher recruiter assessment score, higher starting salary and bonus, higher placement rates, higher GPA and GMAT, and more selective admissions. On the part-time side the incoming class had more work experience. Among local part-time programs, NC State ranks ahead of Elon (#77), UNC-Greensboro (#80), UNC-Wilmington (#175), Fayetteville State (#184) and East Carolina (#196).
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