Accredited MBA Programs with the Strongest Alumni Network

How large a student body do you want in the campus MBA program you attend? There are benefits to both large and small programs. Large programs generally offer a broader selection of courses and more areas in which you can focus your degree. Smaller programs have more need to specialize. Of course, specialization can be a strength if it propels the school to the forefront of their area of focus.

The number of students enrolled at any given time also has a direct impact on the size of the school’s alumni base and therefore the size of the network you can reach out to for jobs and introductions as you approach graduation and throughout your career. Here also, bigger can be better. Small campuses, however, frequently have a more close-knit student body. There may be fewer alumni, but graduates who are more loyal to the school and will be more likely to respond to an email from a current student or another alum.

  • The average full-time MBA enrollment for campus programs is 146
  • The average part-time MBA enrollment for campus programs is 300
  • The average percentage of US Students enrolled in an MBA program is 75

Business Programs That Might Interest You

Learn about start dates, transferring credits, availability of financial aid, and more by contacting the universities below.

MBA Student Enrollment

MBA Full-Time Student Enrollment

  • Lowest Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 2.00
  • Highest Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 1,868.00
  • Average Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 145.76

MBA Part-Time Student Enrollment

  • Lowest Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 1.00
  • Highest Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 1,741.00
  • Average Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 299.55

25 MBA Programs with the Highest and Lowest Full-Time Student Enrollment

The number of students enrolled at campus MBA programs ranges from only a handful to thousands. If you are interested in a small program, consider one such as Valparaiso University’s with only 7 students enrolled at the MBA level. If you’d like a large campus community, consider a program like Harvard University with 1,868 students at the MBA level.

MBA Programs Ranked by Enrollment Type

Some campus MBA programs are comprised primarily of full-time students, some have mostly part-time students, and some are a fairly even mix. Which is best?

The answer might depend on whether you plan to attend full-time or part-time. Programs that have primarily full-time students will schedule most classes during the day and assume that students’ schedules are flexible enough to accommodate collaboration on group projects. Programs that serve predominantly part-time students will offer more evening and weekend classes. While all business programs want to ensure their students are prepared for the collaboration needed to succeed in today’s business world, they may have fewer group projects if the student body spends fewer hours on campus.

Considering an Online MBA Option

While digging into enrollment information on various MBA programs, don’t forget to consider your online MBA options. You might think that if you’re pursuing an online MBA that the questions of how many students are enrolled in the program and whether they attend full time or part time are irrelevant. But with today’s technology, online courses are becoming much more similar to those taking place on campus than they’ve been in the past. Like students attending classes on campus, you’ll want to consider whether the program is large enough to cover the topics you want to study and whether it has a mix of full- and part-time students that fits with your needs.

If you are interested in learning more about online MBA program enrollment data, see our online MBA programs ranked by student enrollment.

MBA Programs with the Strongest Alumni Network

Rank UniversityFull-Time MBAPart-Time MBA% MBA Students from U.S.
1Harvard University 1,868-0 63.00%
2University of Pennsylvania 1,740-0 67.00%
3Northwestern University 1,289-0 66.00%
4Columbia University 1,284-0 62.00%
5Washington State University 1,198-0-0
6The University of Chicago 1,193-0 70.00%
7Georgia State University 984 499-0
8Central Michigan University 870-0-0
9Stanford University 848-0 58.00%
10Duke University 832-0 71.00%
11The University of Michigan 831-0 70.00%
12Massachusetts Institute of Technology 825-0 62.00%
13Yale University 722-0 67.00%
14New York University 717 1,251 74.00%
15University of California, Los Angeles 702-0 74.00%
16University of Virginia-Darden 671-0 75.00%
17The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 637-0 96.18%
18Stevens Institute of Technology 617-0-0
19University of California, Berkeley 591-0 64.00%
20Dartmouth College 575-0 73.00%
21Cornell University 564-0 73.00%
22Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 558-0-0
23The University of Texas at Austin 531-0 76.00%
24Georgetown University 528 573 71.00%
25The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 523-0 78.00%
26University of South Carolina Aiken 516 98-0
27Texas A&M University-Commerce 468 795-0
28Middle Tennessee State University 447 335-0
29Carnegie Mellon University 439 296 66.00%
30University of Southern California 434 715 70.00%
31Utah State University 407-0-0
32Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis 402-0-0
33Wake Forest University 396 402-0
34Eastern Washington University 366 108-0
35Wright State University 362-0-0
36University of Houston-Victoria 347 538-0
37University of North Carolina at Charlotte 326 565-0
37Vanderbilt University 326 93 88.00%
39Emory University 325-0 73.00%
40Indiana University Bloomington 319-0-0
41The University of Alabama 312-0 99.00%
42Illinois State University 288-0-0
43Boston University 284 1,741 63.00%
44Babson College 283-0-0
45University of Notre Dame 268-0 64.00%
46Thunderbird School of Global Management 255 400-0
47Louisiana State University in Shreveport 248 926 97.19%
48University of New Orleans 245 95-0
48University of Washington 245-0 73.00%
50The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 243 701-0
51Brigham Young University 242 246 82.00%
52University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 241 255-0
53Hofstra University 236 382-0
54Washington University in St. Louis 232 247 69.00%
55Hult International Business School 229-0-0
56Adelphi University 228 87-0
57Southern Methodist University 227-0 82.00%
58Rice University 226 707 76.00%
59Pace University 218 258-0
60Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 215 154-0
61University of Rochester 210 246 60.00%
62Binghamton University 200-0 56.33%
63Missouri State University 199-0-0
64College of William and Mary 196 598 60.00%
65North Carolina A&T State University 193 78 86.67%
66University of Colorado at Boulder 187 167 91.00%
67University at Buffalo, State University of New York 185 200 71.41%
68Villanova University 184 1,099-0
69Clayton State University 181 211-0
70Indiana University of Pennsylvania 176-0-0
70University of Minnesota 176 830 82.00%
72Georgia Institute of Technology 174 367 85.00%
73The Ohio State University 168 380 73.00%
74Michigan State University 164 738 71.00%
75Arizona State University 162-0 62.00%
76The Pennsylvania State University at Erie The Behrend College 156 740-0
77University of Alabama at Birmingham 155 624-0
78University of New Haven 153-0-0
78University of Massachusetts Lowell 153 938-0
79Oakland University 153 248-0
80Texas A&M University-Kingsville 153-0-0
82Quinnipiac University 152-0-0
83Northeastern University 151 728-0
84Murray State University 150 56-0
84Boston College 150 640-0
86Cleveland State University 146 423-0
87University of Wisconsin-Madison 145 115 73.00%
88Youngstown State University 144-0-0
89University of Central Arkansas 141-0-0
90Seton Hall University 138 496-0
91University at Albany, State University of New York 137 184 91.27%
91Suffolk University 137 674-0
93Lamar University 136 784-0
94University of Pittsburgh 133 299 52.00%
95University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 131-0-0
95Pepperdine University 131 913 56.00%
96Eastern Michigan University 131 261-0
97California State Polytechnic University Pomona 131 160-0
99California State University, Bakersfield 129-0-0
100East Tennessee State University 128 65-0
101Rochester Institute of Technology 125-0-0
102Marshall University 124-0-0
103Texas A&M University 123-0 75.00%
103University of Miami 123-0 73.00%
105The University of Tampa 119 245-0
105University of California, Irvine 119 441 56.00%
106University of Maryland 119 973 63.00%
108University of Oregon 117 20-0
108California State University, Sacramento 117 191-0
110Purdue University Northwest 113 86 83.42%
110California State University, Fresno 113 44-0
111The Pennsylvania State University 113-0 69.00%
113University of Florida 111 716-0
114The University of Michigan-Dearborn 107 430-0
115Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden 106 314-0
115Fordham University 106 535 70.00%
117University of Utah 105 426 90.00%
118The University of Georgia 104 73 75.00%
119Texas Tech University 102-0-0
119State University of New York at New Paltz 102-0-0
120Sam Houston State University 102 269-0
122San Diego State University 101 289-0
123Willamette University 100 109 86.00%
123The University of Texas at Dallas 100 1,315 66.00%
125Clemson University 99 498-0
126Iona College 98 174-0
127New Mexico State University 96 149-0
128Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick 95 1,643-0
128Bentley University 95 586-0
129The George Washington University 95-0-0
131Baylor University 93 295-0
132University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 92-0-0
133University of Baltimore 91 362-0
133Texas Southern University 91-0-0
134John Carroll University 91 46-0
135Florida Gulf Coast University 91 228-0
136North Carolina State University 91-0-0
138Purdue University 90 203 44.00%
139University of Tennessee at Knoxville 87 134 94.00%
140The University of Texas at San Antonio 86 608-0
141William Paterson University 84 270-0
141University of Missouri 84-0 79.00%
142Tulane University 84 438 83.00%
143Miami University 84 69 95.00%
144Louisiana State University 84 353-0
146Oregon State University 83-0-0
146Texas Christian University 83-0-0
148California State University, Fullerton 82 543-0
148Arkansas Tech University 82-0-0
150University of West Georgia 80 120-0
150University of Delaware 80-0-0
151The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute 80 168-0
153University of California, Riverside 79-0-0
153University of California, Davis 79-0 52.00%
154University of Connecticut 79-0-0
155Fairleigh Dickinson University 79-0-0
157University of North Carolina Wilmington 77-0-0
157Southeastern Louisiana University 77 32-0
158Siena College 77 46-0
160Georgia Southern University 76 309-0
160University of California, San Diego 76 201-0
162West Texas A&M University 75-0 89.36%
163Western Michigan University 74 221-0
164University of Toledo 72-0-0
164University of Cincinnati 72 994-0
165Coastal Carolina University 72 65-0
166Baruch College-The City University of New York 72 1,298-0
168Woodbury University 71 5-0
168The University of Arizona 71 710-0
170University of San Diego 70 244-0
170Saint Joseph's University 70 238-0
171Ramapo College of New Jersey 70 58-0
173Western Kentucky University 69 32-0
173University of Wisconsin-Parkside 69 417-0
174Southern University at New Orleans 69-0-0
176University of San Francisco 68 77-0
176University of Oklahoma 68 347-0
177Oklahoma State University 68-0-0
179University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 66 710-0
179Iowa State University 66 151-0
180Auburn University 66 654-0
181Case Western Reserve University 66 167 56.00%
182University of Oklahoma 66-0-0
184Rollins College 65 86 83.00%
184Claremont Graduate University 65 47-0
185Bellarmine University 65-0-0
187University of Houston 64 815-0
187East Carolina University 64-0-0
188Clark University 64 23-0
189Boise State University 64 421-0
191University of St. Thomas-Minnesota 63-0-0
191California State University, Stanislaus 63 139-0
193Bradley University 62 29-0
194University of Massachusetts Amherst 61-0-0
195University of Louisville 60-0-0
195Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 60 22 92.68%
196University at Buffalo 60-0 77.00%
198University of Southern Indiana 59 1,032-0
198Prairie View A&M University 59 43 95.88%
199Eastern Illinois University 59 49-0
200Appalachian State University 59 67-0
202University of Maine 58 242-0
202Southern Utah University 58 289-0
204The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 57-0-0
204Johns Hopkins University 57 1,553 51.33%
205Clarkson University 57 84-0
206Texas A&M University-Texarkana 57 167-0
208Temple University 56-0-0
208Florida State University 56 831-0
209Arkansas State University 56 92-0
211University of Kentucky 55 202-0
211Towson University 55 37-0
212Southern Illinois University Carbondale 55-0-0
213Chapman University 55-0-0
215Shenandoah University 54-0-0
215James Madison University 54 160-0
217University of South Florida 53-0-0
217University of Kansas 53 435-0
218The University of Iowa 53-0-0
219Kansas State University 53 155-0
220University of Central Oklahoma 53 70-0
222The University of Mississippi 52 91-0
222University of Detroit Mercy 52-0-0
223State University of New York at Oswego 52 180-0
224McNeese State University 52 33-0
225Loyola Marymount University 52-0-0
226Florida International University 52-0-0
228St. John Fisher College 51 72-0
228Butler University 51 183-0
230University of South Florida St. Petersburg 50 161 96.68%
230La Salle University 50-0-0
231Howard University 50-0-0
232College of Charleston 50-0-0
234Sonoma State University 49 38-0
234Portland State University 49 316-0
235Clark Atlanta University 49 19-0
237University of South Carolina 48-0-0
237Rowan University 48 157-0
239The University of Tulsa 47 104-0
239The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 47 140-0
240St. Bonaventure University 47-0-0
241Jacksonville University 47 109-0
242Florida Southern College 47-0-0
243California State University, Chico 47-0-0
245University of Hawaii at Manoa 46-0-0
245Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey 46-0 86.96%
246Elon University 46 98-0
247American University 46-0-0
249The University of Texas at El Paso 45-0-0
249Morgan State University 45-0-0
250Francis Marion University 45-0-0
252California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 44-0-0
252Bryant University 44 186-0
254University of Missouri-Kansas City 43-0-0
254Ohio University 43 1,023-0
256University of South Dakota 42-0-0
256Pacific Lutheran University 42 5-0
257Northern Arizona University 42-0-0
259Kennesaw State University 41 660-0
260University of Denver 40-0-0
260Frostburg State University 40 114-0
262West Virginia University 39 155-0
262Truman State University 39-0-0
264The University of Michigan-Flint 38 253-0
264University of Dayton 38-0-0
265Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 38 50-0
266Auburn University at Montgomery 38 154-0
268Yeshiva University 37 11-0
268Western Washington University 37 48-0
269Brandeis University 37-0-0
270Alfred University 37-0-0
272University of Louisiana at Monroe 36 68-0
272University of Colorado Denver 36 1,396-0
273Tennessee Technological University 36-0-0
274Syracuse University 36-0-0
275Pittsburg State University 36 253-0
276Louisiana Tech University 36-0-0
277Canisius College 36-0-0
279Michigan Technological University 35-0-0
279Florida Atlantic University 35-0-0
281University of New Hampshire 34 259-0
281University of Arkansas at Little Rock 34 117-0
282Saint Xavier University 34 161-0
283King's College 34 35-0
285Xavier University 33-0-0
285University of Central Florida 33-0-0
286Kent State University 33 98-0
288Washburn University 32 43-0
288University of Arkansas 32-0-0
289The Citadel 32 193-0
291University of North Texas 31 814-0
291The University of Memphis 31-0-0
292Southern Arkansas University 31-0-0
293Longwood University 31-0-0
294Eastern Kentucky University 31 15-0
295Belmont University 31 33-0
297University of Vermont 30 4-0
297Shippensburg University 30 182-0
299St. Mary's University 29 60-0
299Ithaca College 29-0-0
300Drexel University 29 509-0
302University of Northern Iowa 28 113-0
302Texas Wesleyan University 28 81-0
303Southeast Missouri State University 28-0-0
304Salisbury University 28 30-0
305New Jersey Institute of Technology 28 154-0
306Monmouth University 28 154-0
308University of Tennessee at Martin 27 103-0
308University of Alabama in Huntsville 27 247-0
309Montclair State University 27 519-0
310Indiana State University 27 35-0
311California State University, East Bay 27 157-0
313Rider University 26 199 88.96%
313Ohio Northern University 26-0-0
314Meredith College 26-0-0
315Bowling Green State University 26 388-0
317University of Wyoming 25-0-0
317Seattle University 25-0-0
318Saginaw Valley State University 25 37-0
319Mercer University-Macon and Atlanta Campuses 25-0-0
320George Fox University 25-0-0
322The University of Rhode Island 24-0-0
322University of Portland 24-0-0
323University of Idaho 24 5-0
324Marquette University 24-0-0
325California State University, Long Beach 24-0-0
327University of Southern Mississippi 23 201-0
328Western Carolina University 22 231-0
328University of Wisconsin-River Falls 22 47-0
329Texas State University 22 365-0
330St. Cloud State University 22 81-0
331Mississippi State University 22-0-0
332Texas A&M International University 22-0-0
334The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg 21-0-0
334Minnesota State University Moorhead 21 39-0
335Midwestern State University 21-0-0
337Long Island University-Post Campus 19-0-0
337Emporia State University 19 400-0
339Worcester Polytechnic Institute 18-0-0
339Trinity University 18-0-0
341Saint Louis University 17 203-0
341Northeastern Illinois University 17-0-0
342Minnesota State University, Mankato 17 67-0
343Manhattan College 17-0-0
345Valparaiso University 16 26-0
345University of Central Missouri 16-0-0
346Stonehill College 16 18-0
347Lehigh University 16 226-0
348Kutztown University 16 26-0
349Henderson State University 16 37-0
351University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras 15 106-0
351Saint Mary's College of California 15-0-0
352Old Dominion University 15-0-0
353Morehead State University 15 41-0
354Indiana University Kokomo 15-0-0
355Duquesne University 15 36-0
357University of Hartford 14-0-0
357State University of New York College at Brockport 14 61-0
358South Carolina State University 14-0-0
359North Dakota State University 14-0-0
361University of Minnesota Duluth 13 55-0
361Radford University 13-0-0
362Oklahoma City University 13 95-0
363Le Moyne College 13 61-0
364Columbus State University 13-0-0
366State University of New York College at Plattsburgh 12 1-0
366Missouri University of Science and Technology 12 49-0
368Valdosta State University 11-0-0
368University of South Carolina Upstate 11 12-0
370University of Nebraska at Kearney 10 81-0
370State University of New York at Geneseo 10-0-0
371Loyola University New Orleans 10-0-0
373Central Washington University 9 6-0
374The University of Akron 6 220-0
375University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee 5 64 100.00%
375Central Connecticut State University 5-0-0
376Berry College 5 39-0
378Winston-Salem State University 2 27 100.00%
378University of Richmond 2 63-0

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Data sources: MBA School Websites, IPEDS, National Center of Educational Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (ERIC), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). US News, The Econominst, Forbes, Bloomberg Business Week, Financial Times.

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