Ranking Top MBA Programs By ‘Credit Ratings’: Is Your School A+?

Credit Ratings For Top MBA Programs

 

RatingSchoolLeverage RatioDebt Service RatioAverage DebtAverage PayAnnual Loan Payments
A+Brigham Young (Marriott)0.2528.05$27,942$110,216$3,929.52
AWisconsin0.2134.68$22,410$109,293$3,151.56
AWashington (Foster)0.3221.99$38,394$118,759$5,399.40
AOhio State (Fisher)0.3918.37$41,991$108,510$5,905.32
ARochester (Simon)0.4117.24$38,058$92,262$5,352.24
AUC-Berkeley (Haas)0.4814.76$64,598$134,078$9,084.60
AEmory (Goizueta)0.5213.80$63,979$124,128$8,997.48
AHarvard0.5313.31$73,926$138,346$10,396.44
ANotre Dame (Mendoza)0.5313.32$61,547$115,296$8,655.48
AArizona State (Carey)0.5413.22$55,887$103,903$7,859.52
ATexas (McCombs)0.5712.51$70,395$123,868$9,899.76
ARice (Jones)0.5712.41$66,265$115,693$9,318.96
AStanford GSB0.5812.24$79,869$137,525$11,232.12
AMichigan State (Broad)0.5812.22$59,801$102,806$8,409.96
AWashington (Olin)0.6211.55$68,047$110,533$9,569.64
ACarnegie Mellon (Tepper)0.6610.77$86,595$131,181$12,178.08
AVanderbilt (Owen)0.6710.56$76,205$113,170$10,716.84
ANorthwestern (Kellogg)0.6810.52$91,834$135,838$12,914.88
AIndiana (Kelley)0.6810.51$77,038$113,898$10,834.08
AUNC (Kenan-Flagler)0.6910.37$84,696$123,526$11,910.96
ANYU (Stern)0.7110.00$93,832$131,975$13,195.80
A-Illinois0.5612.81$52,612$94,751$7,398.96
A-Minnesota (Carlson)0.5912.09$117,973$131,975$9,756.00
A-UCLA (Anderson)0.6311.34$77,326$123,353$10,874.52
A-Boston (Carroll)0.6610.71$64,342$96,915$9,048.60
A-Michigan (Ross)0.739.80$97,915$134,883$13,770.00
A-MIT (Sloan)0.739.70$100,512$137,057$14,135.28
A-Cornell (Johnson)0.769.41$97,500$129,037$13,711.68
A-Virginia (Darden)0.769.40$102,968$136,102$14,480.64
A-Yale SOM0.769.30$96,341$126,013$13,548.72
BThunderbird0.997.17$84,187$84,915$11,839.44
BPepperdine (Graziadio)1.116.42$89,245$80,592$12,550.80

Source: M7 Financial

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John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.