Stan State’s Online MBA Program Ascends National Rankings

January 14, 2020


U.S. News & World Report, which has a long history of recognizing Stanislaus State’s quality of education and individual programs, has again honored one of the University’s programs with a national ranking.

This morning, the publication ranked Stan State’s online MBA program 118th in the nation among all colleges. The ranking represents an improvement of one spot over 2019 and a leap of 46 positions over the last two years. In addition, the rankings reflect Stan State’s position, according to the publication, as the second-best online MBA program among California public universities and No. 5 in the state overall.

“Stanislaus continues to be recognized for offering one of the best online MBA programs in the country,” said Tomás Gómez-Arias, dean of the College of Business Administration. “The program is carefully designed to get our graduates professionally ready to meet the needs of their employers, and we carefully select and train some of our best faculty to deliver the curriculum with attention to each individual student.”

U.S. News & World Report’s broad-based rankings publication released in September listed Stan State in seven different categories — including three in which the University was recognized for the first time and another in a ranking making its debut. 

The publication ranked the University No. 8 in the West for social mobility — the first time that category has been developed by the publication. It also ranked Stan State 11th among Western public universities, and 30th in the West among all universities, public or private, representing an upward movement of 18 spots from the 2018 rankings. 

In addition, Stan State made its first appearance in the regional rankings for “Best Colleges for Veterans” at No. 17, and in “Value Colleges in the West” at No. 30. The University also was placed 50th in the publication’s list of ethnic diversity champions among colleges in the West, and Stan State’s undergraduate business program was ranked No. 380 in the nation, placing the program among the country’s elite top 20 percent.