US News Refreshes Online MBA Ranking for 2017

Temple's Online MBA leads the ranking again; Carnegie Mellon takes the second spot

US News and World Report has updated its Online MBA ranking for 2017.

The online MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management leads the ranking once again, and is followed by the MBA from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper Business School. IU Kelley has dropped one spot to take position number three, and UNC is ranked at position number four. ASU - Carey and Florida - Hough are tied for spot number five.

There were a few big leaps in this year's ranking. 

See below for the top 20 programs ranked in the new online MBA ranking. The Online MBA at Florida State University jumped 28 spots to land at position number 16. Tied for that same spot is Wisconsin - Whitewater, which rose 11 spots this year. It had jumped 76 spots in the previous year. 

To determine the rankings, US News used five separate categories, specific to each school's online MBA program. The categories are student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. The ranking only includes business schools based in the US.

Unlike other MBA rankings, the US News Online MBA ranking does not take into account post-MBA salary.

US News' Online MBA Ranking 2017

2017 Ranking School  Program  Change from 2016
1 Temple - Fox Online MBA no change
2 Carnegie Mellon - Tepper Part-time Online MBA +5
3 IU - Kelley Online MBA -1
4 UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA@UNC -1
5 (tie) ASU - Carey Online MBA no change
5 (tie) Florida - Hough Online MBA -1
7 UT - Dallas Online MBA +2
8 Penn State - World Campus Penn State Online MBA -1
9 Maryland - Smith Online MBA unranked in 2016
10 (tie) Arkansas State - Jonesboro Online MBA no change
10 (tie) Auburn - Harbert MBA Online no change
12 (tie) Ball State - Miller Online MBA no change
12 (tie) UMass Amherst - Isenberg Online Part-time MBA no change
12 (tie) USC - Marshall Online MBA unranked in 2016
12 (tie) Wisconsin MBA Consortium Online MBA no change
16 (tie) Florida State Online MBA +28
16 (tie) Wisconsin - Whitewater MBA +11
18 (tie) Mississippi State MBA +4
18 (tie) NCSU - Jenkins MBA Online -1
18 (tie) South Florida - St. Petersburg MBA -3

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