14 schools are highlighted on our list of the top places to earn an MBA online. The rankings are based on the reviews of students that attended or are attending these programs. The annual tuition for an online MBA varies depending on the program, but students who are looking for affordable options will find that there are several schools on our list that have tuition rates of under $15,000 a year. For instance, Western Governors University has an annual tuition of $6,790, and 94% of MBA students surveyed said they would recommend the school. Overall, Western Governors University earned a Student Score of 86.85 which makes it a strong option for those interested in earning an online MBA degree.
The number one spot on our list of online MBA programs was earned by The University of Scranton. Tuition is $11,162 annually, making it a more budget-friendly option than many other universities. Reviewers were impressed with the quality of the online courses. One reviewer wrote, “The courses are very informative, quick, and to the point without having excessive weeks of repetitive information.” More than one student mentioned that they were able to fit the courses in around full-time work, with one stating that the “accelerated time schedule... has been very beneficial” in helping them finish their degree while also working. To learn more and read more reviews for our top online MBA programs, just click on the school names listed below.
|Rank||College||2017 Student Score|
|#1 The University of Scranton||2017 Student Score 99.29|
|#2 Indiana University - Bloomington||2017 Student Score 92.98|
|#3 Saint Leo University||2017 Student Score 91.33|
|#4 Bellevue University||2017 Student Score 89.85|
|#5 Western Governors University||2017 Student Score 86.85|
|#6 Liberty University||2017 Student Score 86.04|
|#7 Texas A & M University-Commerce||2017 Student Score 84.88|
|#8 Benedictine University||2017 Student Score 84.71|
|#9 Southern New Hampshire University Online||2017 Student Score 83.90|
|#10 Upper Iowa University||2017 Student Score 82.79|
|#11 Nova Southeastern University||2017 Student Score 82.29|
|#12 Arizona State University||2017 Student Score 82.19|
|#13 University of Maryland University College||2017 Student Score 80.94|
|#14 University of Massachusetts - Amherst||2017 Student Score 77.56|
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.