2017 Top Online Business Schools

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Twenty-eight schools make up our list of the top colleges from which to earn an online master's degree in business. We've collected reviews from thousands of business students, and the schools are listed in order of their ratings from student feedback. Tuition for these programs varies, and while a master's degree can be expensive, students who are budget-conscious can find many affordable options. In fact, more than half of the schools on our list have online programs that cost under $15,000 a year. The number one ranking school on our list is Indiana University - Bloomington, which earned an impressive Student Score of 90.53 and 100% of students that responded saying that they would recommend the school.

Following closely in second place is Wilmington University, which not only has a similarly high Student Score, but also boasts also an affordable tuition of $7,682 a year. One Wilmington University student commented on the knowledge of the faculty, saying. “Every professor has some business background in the program enabling them to provide us with personal insight into what to expect in the business field.” Another student appreciated the flexibility of the online business program, stating that is was “very convenient for those of us with full-time jobs.” Click on the names of the schools to find out more about what graduates had to say about the online business schools that made our list.

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Rank College 2017 Student Score
#1 #1 Indiana University - Bloomington 2017 Student Score 90.53
#2 #2 Wilmington University 2017 Student Score 89.70
#3 #3 Baker College Online 2017 Student Score 89.55
#4 #4 Regent University Online 2017 Student Score 88.68
#5 #5 East Carolina University 2017 Student Score 88.05
#6 #6 Arizona State University 2017 Student Score 87.65
#7 #7 Columbia College 2017 Student Score 87.21
#8 #8 Liberty University 2017 Student Score 87.20
#9 #9 Saint Leo University 2017 Student Score 85.56
#10 #10 Western Governors University 2017 Student Score 85.15
#11 #11 Benedictine University 2017 Student Score 85.14
#12 #12 Davenport University 2017 Student Score 84.28
#13 #13 Webster University 2017 Student Score 84.15
#14 #14 Southern New Hampshire University Online 2017 Student Score 83.02
#15 #15 Saint Joseph's University 2017 Student Score 82.97
#16 #16 Florida Tech 2017 Student Score 82.35
#17 #17 Florida International University 2017 Student Score 80.81
#18 #18 Louisiana State University - Shreveport 2017 Student Score 80.73
#19 #19 Texas A & M University-Commerce 2017 Student Score 80.19
#20 #20 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 2017 Student Score 80.00
#21 #21 Brandman University 2017 Student Score 79.39
#22 #22 University of Maryland University College 2017 Student Score 77.46
#23 #23 Tarleton State University 2017 Student Score 77.31
#24 #24 Franklin University 2017 Student Score 76.74
#25 #25 Indiana Wesleyan University Online 2017 Student Score 75.40
#26 #26 Nova Southeastern University 2017 Student Score 73.67
#27 #27 Boston University 2017 Student Score 73.54
#28 #28 Keiser University 2017 Student Score 70.78


Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2017 Top Online Programs List, at least five students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.

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This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.