March 18, 2011

TCU MBA is Top 10 for Most Financial Value at Graduation

U.S. News & World Report ranks the Neeley School of Business at TCU in the Top 10 for MBAs with the Most Financial Value at Graduation, according to a 2010 survey. The TCU MBA program is highlighted as one of 10 schools in the nation with the most initial value by comparing first year starting salaries to debt load. 

“Attending graduate school tends to be an expensive venture, and getting an M.B.A., while cheaper than pursuing a law or medical degree, is no exception,” wrote Brian Burnsed for the U.S. News & World Report.

The Neeley School of Business at TCU is fourth on the list, with an average starting salary of $63,763 and an average student debt of $18,007, for a salary to debt ratio of 3.5. 

The Top 10 business programs where MBA students earn the most in their first year relative to their debt load are ranked by U.S. News & World Report for their salary to debt ratio as:

CUNY Zicklin School of Business in New York (4.9)
University of Georgia Terry College of Business (3.8)
University of California Davis School of Management (3.8)
Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business (3.5)
University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business (3.2)
Howard University School of Business in Washington D.C. (2.9)
Florida State University College of Business (2.9)
Texas A&M University Mays Business School (2.8)
Georgia Institute of Technology College of Management (2.8)
University of Cincinnati College of Business (2.8) 

Only schools that reported starting salaries for 25 or more students were included. 

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Elaine Cole
Public Relations Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU