How Online MBA Graduates Rate Their Programs


The quality of professors can make or break the student experience for any graduate program, particularly online. We asked alumni to rate their professors in overall quality as well as in accessibility and responsiveness. As with other questions, respondents rated professors on a 10-point scale.

Faculty at University of Washington (Foster) earned the highest average among Class of 2023 graduates at 9.94. Indiana University Kelley School of Business faculty followed close behind with 9.6. In all, alumni from 25 programs rated professor quality 9 or higher, down slightly from the 25 schools last year.

When rated on their accessibility and responsiveness, Rogers State University profs earned a perfect 10. University of Washington (Foster) faculty were close behind, earning an average 9.88 from the Class of 2023. An impressive 42 of 50 schools earned a score of 9 or higher, up from 38 last year.

How would you appraise the overall quality of your professors?

School Rating
University of Washington (Foster) 9.94
Indiana University (Kelley) 9.6
Jack Welch Management Institute 9.56
University of Michigan (Ross) 9.46
University of Southern California (Marshall) 9.46
Baylor University (Hankamer) 9.41
Syracuse University (Whitman) 9.41
University of Texas at Dallas 9.4
Auburn University (Harbert) 9.38
William & Mary (Mason) 9.37
University of Denver (Daniels) 9.33
Southern Methodist University (Cox) 9.32
Rogers State University 9.3
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Isenberg) 9.22
University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 9.18
University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium 9.18
Ohio University 9.17
Rice University (Jones) 9.17
University of California, Davis 9.14
Santa Clara University (Leavey) 9.13
University of Cincinnati (Lindner) 9.12
University of Florida (Warrington) 9.12
Hofstra University (Zarb) 9.11
University of Utah (Eccles) 9.07
Bryant University 9
University of Nebraska 9
University of Iowa (Tippie) 8.99
Louisiana State University (Ourso) 8.98
North Carolina State University (Jenkins) 8.94
Villanova University 8.94
Lehigh University 8.82
University of Delaware (Lerner) 8.75
American University (Kogod) 8.7
Bowling Green 8.7
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 8.69
Pepperdine University (Graziadio) 8.69
University of South Florida (Muma) 8.67
Washington State University 8.61
SUNY Oswego 8.6
Florida International University 8.59
University of Massachusetts-Lowell 8.57
Creighton University (Heider) 8.5
Clemson University 8.47
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 8.43
University of North Texas 8.32
University of Michigan-Dearborn 8.3
Drexel University (LeBow) 8.24
San Jose State University (Lucas) 8.2
Kennesaw State University 7.83
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 7.67
University of Maryland (Smith) 7.23

How accessible and responsive were your professors?

School Rating
Rogers State University 10
University of Washington (Foster) 9.88
Jack Welch Management Institute 9.82
Baylor University (Hankamer) 9.8
Indiana University (Kelley) 9.76
University of Southern California (Marshall) 9.71
University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium 9.71
Bryant University 9.67
Southern Methodist University (Cox) 9.61
William & Mary (Mason) 9.61
Syracuse University (Whitman) 9.59
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Isenberg) 9.59
Auburn University (Harbert) 9.57
Hofstra University (Zarb) 9.56
University of Denver (Daniels) 9.54
University of California, Davis 9.5
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 9.5
University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 9.48
Villanova University 9.47
University of Florida (Warrington) 9.46
Rice University (Jones) 9.42
University of Michigan (Ross) 9.4
University of Texas at Dallas 9.4
Louisiana State University (Ourso) 9.36
University of Nebraska 9.36
University of Iowa (Tippie) 9.32
North Carolina State University (Jenkins) 9.31
Ohio University 9.29
University of Cincinnati (Lindner) 9.29
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 9.29
Santa Clara University (Leavey) 9.25
Pepperdine University (Graziadio) 9.21
SUNY Oswego 9.2
University of Michigan-Dearborn 9.2
Washington State University 9.2
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 9.19
University of South Florida (Muma) 9.17
Bowling Green 9.14
American University (Kogod) 9.1
Lehigh University 9.09
University of Utah (Eccles) 9.07
San Jose State University (Lucas) 9.06
Florida International University 8.91
Creighton University (Heider) 8.89
University of Massachusetts-Lowell 8.88
Clemson University 8.87
University of Delaware (Lerner) 8.75
University of North Texas 8.36
Kennesaw State University 8.25
Drexel University (LeBow) 8.24
University of Maryland (Smith) 7.59

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