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U.S. News & World Report rated UF MBA one of the nation's best values.

UF MBA rated as one of the nation’s top values by U.S. News & World Report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA’s mission of providing an elite business education at a fraction of the cost of peer programs was reinforced in a recent survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

Of the 98 elite business schools that reported both averages starting salaries and average debt load, UF MBA had the fifth-best starting salary-to-debt load ratio in the country (3.2). The average debt for a UF MBA student was $22,343, well below the national average of $34,940. The average starting salary for a UF MBA student was fourth-best among the survey’s top 10.

“Value and ROI are key hallmarks of both the University of Florida and the Warrington College of Business Administration,” said Alex Sevilla, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA Programs. “Our top-five ranking in this survey reinforces the value of the UF MBA program for our students and alumni. We are proud of our ability to provide a top-tier program experience without the top-tier price tag.”

The positive survey results follow UF MBA being ranked in the top 25 among public business schools for the seventh consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in its “Best Graduate Schools” 2012 Edition. UF MBA’s value was highlighted there also as the program’s out-of-state tuition costs were $29,309. Only three other schools in the overall top 50 had lower out-of-state costs than UF MBA.

According to U.S. News & World Report, UF MBA ranked 17th overall in average GMAT scores (694) and 10th overall in average GPA scores (3.51). Those marks placed UF MBA fourth and fifth, respectively, among public universities.

UF’s part-time MBA program was also highly-rated placing 36th overall and 20th among public business schools. The part-time initiative has six program options including an Internet MBA that was named one of the world’s two best by The Economist.