Winners & Losers in U.S. News’ Ranking

by John A. Byrne on Print Print

 BIGGEST WINNERS IN U.S. NEWS’ 2012 RANKING  

School Gain 2012 Rank 2011 Rank
Case Western (Weatherhead) +28 52 80
DePaul (Kellstadt) +19 70 89
Pittsburgh (Katz) +17 68 85
University of Miami +15 70 85
William & Mary (Mason) +13 70 83
Notre Dame (Mendoza) +12 25 37
Temple (Fox) +11 52 63
Texas Christian (Neeley) +10 70 80
Rice (Jones) +9 25 34
Rochester (Simon) +8 37 45
University of Connecticut +8 61 69
Fordham University +8 89 97
University of Kentucky (Gatton) +8 94 102

Source: 2012 U.S. News’ Ranking of the Best Business Schools

BIGGEST LOSERS IN U.S. NEWS’ 2012 RANKING  

School Loss 2012 Rank 2011 Rank
Rochester Institute of Technology -31 94 63
Santa Clara University (Leavey) -26 101 75
Auburn University -25 88 63
University of Buffalo-SUNY -14 89 75
Baruch College (Zicklin) -12 97 85
South Carolina (Moore) -10 64 54
Minnesota (Carlson) -9 30 21
Iowa (Tippie) -9 49 40
UC-Davis -8 36 28

Source: 2012 U.S. News’ Ranking of the Best Business Schools

(See following page for schools that disappeared entirely off the list and those that made it after having been unranked in the previous year)

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Air Time - Comments
  • ChrisR

    ND and Rice are definitely brand name MBAs – companies do pay a premium for them!  Glad to see them moving up.  Not sure how Fordham University rose 8 spots.  Their placement is among the worst and their class profile by GMAT is not so competitive (609 mean)

  • Ericdh

    You should make clear when referring to Rochester Institute of Technology by “RIT”, as it’s widely known, rather than “Rochester”, lest it confuse people the analysis is about the University of Rochester, which is a research-oriented, more preeminent,  and higher-ranked school.

  • Jordan

    i don’t think its safe to assume they went through alumni, it could have been previous network, family connections or plain old hard work, mck is physically very close to Gtown someone could get a foot in the door the old fashioned way.

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