MBA Data That Matters: P&Q’s Complete Stats Collection Of 2021

People love making lists. They provide a sense of control — order from clutter, a beginning and an end. Just jotting tasks down on paper makes them less intimidating. Writing drives action. After all, what act is more satisfying than crossing an item off a list?

MBAs take it a step further. They love to brainstorm and plan, rattling off notes and chopping big projects into smaller, interconnected parts. More than that, they love to compare. That may start with how they match up with peers, to give them a clearer picture of their odds. Soon enough, they are comparing schools side-by-side. From financial aid to debt — and pay, of course —they’re seeking out the best return. More than that, they are parsing every data point to reinforce that gut feeling that this school is the best fit. It is the place where they can be themselves, build the right network, enjoy their time, and position themselves for their dream careers.

Every data point tells a story. It may reflect school selectivity or employer preferences, the diversity of the student body or surprise costs that sink budgets. In other words, data is the starting point that cuts through the fluff, to give professionals a clearer idea where to best invest their time. That’s where Poets&Quants comes into play. This year, we ran 70 stories on inputs and outputs — and everything in-between. From MBB compensation packages to industry feeders, here is the data that matters most to MBAs.


The MBA Bloodbath That Wasn’t: It Was Competitive But Not Nearly As Bad As Many Expected

MBA Applications Climbed In 2020-2021 At 19 Of 25 Top US B-Schools

GMAT Averages Exploded At The Top US Business Schools In 2021

At HEC Paris and Other European Business Schools, US and Canadian Apps Are On The Rise

2021 Brought Historic Gains For Women At The Top Business Schools

2020 Average GMAT Scores At Top MBA Schools

GRE Scores At The Top 50 MBA Programs In The US

Acceptance Rates and Yield At The Top 50 US MBA Programs

Where International MBAs Go In The US Top 50 and What They’re Paid After Graduating

The Top U.S. Business Schools With The Most Indian and Chinese Students

Top HBCU Feeders To US MBA Programs

Top Part-Time MBA Programs That Waive GMAT and GRE Tests

Top 100 MBA Programs That Are Now Waiving GMAT and GRE Tests



What Top MBAs Make In Their First Jobs Out of School

MBA Pay By Region: Here’s How Much You’re Worth

MBA Pay By Industry: Here’s How Much You’re Worth

MBA Internship Pay and Placement At The Top 25

MBA Salaries and Bonuses At The Leading US Business Schools

2020 Job Search MBA Placement Rates Down Across The Board

Still Rising Average Starting Salaries Kept Growing For MBAs In 2020



MBA Pay At MBB (McKinsey, Bain, BCG)

Consulting Pay: What MBAs Earned In 2020

Best Investment Banks To Work For in 2021

Top 50 Consulting Firms To Work For In 2021

Consulting: Who’s Happier: MBAs Or Undergrads

Top MBA Employers At 24 Leading US Business Schools

Top Feeder Schools To The Consulting Industry

The Top MBA Programs That Feed The Tech Industry

These Schools Are Wall Street’s Top Feeders and Best Friends

Consulting, Banking, and Tech: Business Schools With The Most Alumni In Top Firms

These 17 Business Schools Are On McKinsey’s List For MBA Recruits

These 28 Business Schools Are On BCG’s Target List For MBA Recruits

These 40 Business Schools Are On Bain’s Target List For MBA Recruits

Duke, Michigan, USC For Bulge Bracket MBA Jobs? You Bet

McKinsey, Bain, BCG Consulting-Bound: Why Harvard, Stanford, Wharton Aren’t Your Best Bets

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