UF MBA Online named No. 4 program in the nation by US NewsReading Time: 2 minutes
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Warrington College of Business earned its seventh consecutive top-5 ranking among publics on U.S. News & World Report’s “2019 Best Online MBA Programs” list released January 15. With a score of 95 out of 100, it is ranked the No. 4 program in the nation and the No. 3 program among U.S. publics.
“As we enter our 20th year providing an outstanding online education to our students, knowing that our program has consistently been named one of the best is a point of pride for all of us at UF MBA,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “Our world-class faculty and dedicated staff in admissions, student affairs, instructional design and IT support make it possible for our students to have an exceptional experience. Providing anything less than a state-of-the-art, flexible and premium online educational experience for our students just wouldn’t be the UF MBA way.”
To create its annual Best Online MBA Programs rankings, U.S. News sent surveys to the 299 schools that offer online MBAs. The rankings were based on five weighted categories: Engagement (28 percent), Student Excellence (25 percent), Expert Opinion (25 percent), Faculty Credentials and Training (11 percent), and Student Services and Technology (11 percent).
UF MBA scored 80 points (out of 100) or more in three of the four points-based categories including 90 points in Student Excellence and 87 points in both Engagement and Faculty Credentials and Training. Expert Opinion is determined based on a 1-5 scale, in which UF MBA ranked No. 4 overall and No. 3 among publics with a score of 3.8.
In the Student Excellence category, which measures GMAT and GRE scores, work experience, undergraduate GPA and the school’s overall acceptance rate, UF MBA was ranked in the top 10 overall for a fourth year in a row.
As a pioneer in online education, UF MBA has long been recognized as one of the best online programs in the world. The Financial Times ranked UF MBA the No. 4 program among U.S. publics and the No. 7 program overall in its “Online MBA 2018 Rankings.” It also ranked UF MBA No. 2 in program delivery and the No. 3 program for online interaction in 2018. The Princeton Review ranked UF MBA No. 3 among U.S. publics and No. 4 overall in its “Top 25 Online MBA Programs 2019.”
In keeping with its innovative roots, UF MBA also recently established a fully online program that allows students to pursue their MBA at a top ten university from anywhere in the world. The fully online program spans 24 months and does not require a single visit to campus. In addition, UF MBA offers 16-month and 27-month hybrid programs that require occasional campus visits.