2012 U.S. News Ranking of the Best B-Schools


2012 Rank & School2011 Rank    Change
75. Claremont (Drucker)63-12
75. Thunderbird School 75
78. Miami University (Farmer)97+19
78. North Carolina State (Jenkins)83+5
78. Alabama (Manderson)63-15
81. Louisiana State (Ourso)89+8
81. Pepperdine (Graziadio)75-6
81. St. Louis University (Cook)94+13
84. Colorado-Boulder (Leeds)69-15
84. University of Oklahoma (Price)91+7
84. University of Utah (Eccles)80-4
84. Virginia Tech (Pamplin)73-11
88. Auburn University63-25
89. Fordham University97+8
89. University of Buffalo-SUNY75-14
91. Howard University91
91. University of Houston (Bauer)94+3
91. University of Oregon (Lundquist)91
94. American University (Kogod)NR+17*
94. Rochester Institute of Technology63-31
94. University of Kentucky (Gatton)102+8
97. Chapman University (Argyros)NR+14*
97. Clarkson University101+4
97. Baruch College (Zicklin)85-12
97. UC-Riverside (Anderson)NR+14*
101. Rollins College (Crummer)107+6
101. Santa Clara (Leavey)75-26

Source: U.S. News’ 2012 Ranking of the Best MBA Programs

Notes: NR Not Ranked, * Indicates minimum gain or decline in rank over previous year

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