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Among Poets & Quants’ top 25 business schools, Warrington stands out as most affordable

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Students from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program are graduating with the least amount of debt, according to a new list released by Poets & Quants.

Listed among the top 25 MBA programs in the nation, UF Warrington’s program left graduates with an average of $33,490 in indebtedness in 2023. Compared with similarly ranked programs, which average between $48,777 at the University of Washington Foster School of Business and $102,316 at the Emory University Goizueta Business School, the average debt of the UF MBA program is significantly lower.

After earning their graduate degrees, UF MBA alumni from the Class of 2023 received an average salary of $150,379, a number that demonstrates the value of an MBA – both in business professions and for the professionals who earn them.

For graduates such as Carter Bright (BS ’22, MBA ’24), an MBA can be a gateway to a new career path – a path he wouldn’t have been able to pursue, Bright said, without the affordability of the MBA program.

“Through my MBA I was able to successfully pivot into a management-level position at a fantastic company,” he said. “My salary increased substantially compared to my time in engineering, and my future financial outlook greatly improved. The MBA degree at Warrington was the best financial decision that I have ever made.

“The ROI is through the roof.”

Adding to the program’s affordability, Warrington also offers full-tuition scholarships and merit awards to Full-Time MBA students. Confidence that a UF MBA degree is financially achievable gives students the freedom to focus on their studies and all they can accomplish with their diploma in hand.

“Taking time away from employment (and income!) to pursue an MBA can be daunting,” Bright admitted. “However, the payoff after graduation both with short-term pivoting opportunities and long-term growth acceleration can be more than worth it. I’d encourage potential students to speak both with the admissions office as well as Warrington MBA alumni to learn more about their potential fit – Go Gators!”