February 28, 2008

BUSINESSWEEK RANKS TCU’S NEELEY SCHOOL #32 FOR BEST UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOLS 2008

BusinessWeek revealed today the third annual ranking of U.S. undergraduate business programs, and the Neeley School of Business at TCU rose to No. 32 out of 196 schools. Neeley ranked No. 39 last year. The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton school ranks #1.

Neeley ranks 4th for Return on Investment for private schools, the highest ranking undergraduate business school in Texas. Brigham Young, Miami and Cornell are 1-3, respectively. Neeley ranks 10th for Hardest Working Students, again the highest among Texas undergraduate business schools. Finally, TCU's business school ranks 33rd for undergraduate Internships.

Neeley's Teaching Quality grade is A; Facilities and Service grade is A+, and Job Placement grade is A.

BusinessWeek uses nine distinct measures, including surveys of 80,000 business majors and more than 600 corporate recruiters, the median starting salaries for graduates, and the number of graduates each program sends on to the preeminent MBA programs. They also calculate an academic quality score by combining SAT scores, faculty-student ratios, class size, the percentage of students with internships, and the number of hours students spend on class work each week.

The Neeley School of Business makes up about one-third of TCU's undergraduate population.

Bill Moncrief, senior associate dean for undergraduate programs, says: "We know we have an outstanding undergraduate program even without this high ranking, because our applications increase each year. Rankings such as BusinessWeek's raise our profile. Students are taking notice of TCU for undergraduate business education, and are making smart choices about business degrees and careers."

The nationally ranked Neeley School of Business at TCU focuses on personal development, vital connections and real experiences. High functioning classrooms and calculated career development give students the platform to succeed. Renowned faculty, major corporations and leading executives connect to share winning business practices. Students work for real clients to solve critical challenges. Neeley is consistently recognized among the best business schools in the country by The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, US News & World Report and The Princeton Review . From skills and strategies to team dynamics and global expeditions, we make sure Neeley graduates are trailblazing business leaders - each in their own individual way.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Elaine Cole
Public Relations Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU
817-257-5724
e.cole@tcu.edu