The 2013 edition of U.S.News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” will come out in a couple of weeks, and as usual, the lists include plenty of Baylor graduate programs, from law to healthcare, education to sciences and humanities. You can read more about those rankings in this release.
But one data point jumped out at me in particular. Using the data collected for the rankings, U.S. News compiled a list of the top 10 MBA programs with the most financial value at graduation; in other words, a list of the programs that produced graduates with the best starting salaries and the least amount of debt.
Baylor’s MBA program in the Hankamer School of Business came out No. 1 in Texas and No. 4 in the nation. Baylor MBA graduates have an average starting salary of nearly $65,000 and an average debt of just $18,000 — almost $25,000 in salary above the the typical MBA grad, and with less than half the average debt of students nationwide.
The Baylor program, ranked 64th nationally, is also the fourth-best program out of the top 10 in salary-to-debt ratio. All in all a good deal, wouldn’t you say?
Sic ’em, Baylor MBA students!
Previously on Baylor Proud:
* Baylor EMBA program among top 40 in the world, and other b-school honors (Dec. 2011)
* Baylor matches best-ever ranking from U.S. News, tops 15,000 enrollment for first time (Sept. 2011)
* Baylor graduate students and recent graduates receive academic honors this summer (Aug. 2011)
* Baylor doctoral programs making a splash on a national scale (Nov. 2010)