Stanford Again Tops P&Q’s 2020-2021 Ranking Of The Best MBAs

Rice Jones classroom

MBA students in the classroom at Rice University’s Jones School of Business

The Definitive List Of The Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2020-2021 — 26 to 50

This second group of schools are the next-best bunch of full-time MBA programs in the United State. These schools tend to have higher admit rates and are easier to get into than the top 25 schools. Yet, most of them offer as good if not a better MBA experience for students and tend to get overlooked and underappreciated. Several of the programs near the top of the list, moreover, have been able to land on the top 25 in years past, with Rice University being the most notable example, having slipped one spot to fall out of the top 25 this year.

2020
Rank
School Name2019 RankIndexUS
News
ForbesBusiness
Week
Financial
Times
The Economist
#26Rice (Jones)2574.825 (26)26 (32)31 (26)29 (29)28 (30)
#27Notre Dame (Mendoza)2774.130 (26)25 (22)28 (31)29 (30)37 (33)
#28Vanderbilt (Owen)2872.323 (29)30 (49)30 (21)25 (36)22 (20)
#29Washington (Olin)2971.730 (26)29 (35)38 (32)24 (28)31 (28)
#30Brigham Young (Marriott)3070.930 (32)24 (19)27 (25)45 (41)36 (NR)
#31Minnesota (Carlson)3269.328 (35)32 (27)35 (29)43 (42)30 (25)
#32Penn State (Smeal)3166.041 (33)34 (29)31 (33)33 (39)33 (34)
#33Rochester (Simon)3764.335 (40)42 (37)29 (45)41 (44)42 (40)
#34Wisconsin3563.837 (35)35 (24)37 (42)48 (42)35 (41)
#35Ohio State (Fisher)3663.037 (31)41 (47)41 (44)37 (45)38 (39)
#36Georgia (Terry)4661.433 (37)48 (50)44 (51)51 (NR)25 (31)
#37Pittsburgh (Katz)3961.039 (43)37 (39)54 (68)39 (39)39 (35)
#38Southern Methodist (Cox)4059.841 (43)45 (38)42 (41)40 (47)40 (37)
#39Florida (Hough)4156.728 (25)NR (NR)32 (55)19 (21)23 (17)
#40Texas-Dallas (Jindal)4456.533 (38)46 (44)36 (37)49 (49)NR (NR)
#41Michigan State (Broad)3355.440 (38)27 (24)39 (53)NR (34)45 (42)
#42Boston University (Questrom)4255.048 (50)39 (48)50 (57)34 (37)44 (43)
#43Maryland (Smith)4354.844 (40)47 (46)26 (35)38 (38)NR (46)
#44Arizona State (Carey)3454.335 (33)38 (40)48 (34)NR (32)32 (29)
#45Texas A&M (Mays)4552.844 (40)33 (20)53 (49)47 (50)NR (NR)
#46UC-Irvine (Merage)3851.467 (43)43 (41)46 (43)33 (24)41 (36)
#47UC-Davis4744.848 (47)56 (63)43 (40)NR (NR)43 (38)
#48Tennessee-Knoxville (Haslam)4943.946 (54)54 (54)55 (54)NR (NR)46 (NR)
#49Utah (Eccles)NR42.848 (54)36 (NR)51 (36)NR (NR)46 (NR)
#50George Washington5339.953 (61)NR (NR)51 (48)36 (46)47 (48)

Note: * Ranks for both The Financial Times and The Economist surveys are U.S. only, not the overall global ranks

(See following page for the next 25 business schools on the 2019-2020 list)