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Undergrad Alumni Put TCU Neeley Top 10 Best in the Nation

Want to really know about a business school? Ask recent alumni. Ours put TCU Neeley No. 10 in the nation. We also rank No. 23 for careers and No. 26 overall in the 2018 Poets&Quants undergraduate ranking.

December 13,  2018

By Elaine Cole

TCU Neeley ranks No. 10 for academic experience, No. 23 for career outcomes, and jumped nine slots to No. 26 overall in Poets&Quants Top Undergraduate Business School ranking for 2018. 

“There is nothing more important than providing a first-class learning experience for our future business leaders. This ranking is recognition of our faculty and staff’s dedication to that noble purpose,” said O. Homer Erekson, the John V. Roach Dean of the TCU Neeley School of Business. 

The No. 10 ranking for academic experience, higher than any other Texas school, is based on a dozen questions sent to alumni who had been away from school for two years, to give them time to test their education and give an accurate assessment of how well prepared they were for the world of work.

“Our alumni clearly recognize the extraordinary dedication and hard work of our staff and faculty who provide them with a high-quality, personal experience,” said Ray Pfeiffer, associate dean of undergraduate programs at TCU Neeley.

The career rank is based on internships rate (98%), employment rate (95.18%) and average compensation ($63,587.40). 

For the overall ranking, TCU Neeley jumped nine spots from 2017, up to No. 26 for 2018.  

Poets&Quants for Undergrads, an online source for business education news, compiled the 2018 rankings based on a survey of nearly 13,000 undergraduate alumni and school-reported data from 88 schools. 

POETS&QUANTS 2018 TOP UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOLS TCU NEELEY RANK

Academic Experience

10

Career/Employment

23

Overall Top Undergraduate Business Schools in the United States

26

 

POETS&QUANTS 2018 ALUMNI SURVEY TCU NEELEY RANK

How instrumental do you believe your business degree will be in reaching your dream career?

4

Do you believe your business degree will assist you in climbing to a new socioeconomic status?

5

Was your business school experience life-changing?

7

How would you appraise the effectiveness of the business program’s career advising effort?

7

Would you recommend the business program to a close friend?

8

How would you rate the quality of teaching in business courses?

11

How would you judge the opportunities given to you in the business program to nurture and improve your business skills?

12

How would you appraise the effectiveness of the business program’s academic advising effort?

15

Were business school faculty available for informal discussions and mentoring when classes were not in session?

17

How would you appraise the business program’s efforts to bring you into contact with practicing professionals, including your school’s alumni network, in the business community?

18

How willing and accessible were the school’s alumni in helping you connect with potential employers?

19

How would you judge the opportunities offered to you in business program extracurricular activities to nurture and improve your skills in business?

21

How would you judge the business program’s alumni network and connections that can help you throughout your career?

21

The complete alumni survey results are available at poetsandquantsforundergrads.com.