Accredited Online MBA Programs with the Strongest Alumni Network

The number of students enrolled in an online MBA program varies widely from one school to another. You may wonder why enrollment matters if you’ll be attending class online from the comfort of your own home, not sitting in the back of a huge auditorium. But it does matter.

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

Larger programs generally have the breadth of faculty and resources to offer more areas of focus. If you want to take classes specific a certain industry or functional area, you may need a larger program to meet your needs. Schools with a higher student enrollment also have a larger alumni base. When you’re looking for a new job after graduation or an introduction to a new company later in your career, that larger alumni base can help.

On the other hand, smaller online MBA programs can focus their resources and become the best option in their niche. They can be more personal, making sure that no student falls through the cracks. And while they have fewer alumni, students in small programs are often more tightly knit and their alumni more loyal. Both large and small online MBA programs have their benefits. Dig into the data here to find what’s right for you.

Online MBA Student Enrollment

Online MBA programs vary substantially between the percent of students who attend full-time versus part-time. Again, this issue may not seem important if you will not be sitting in a classroom together, but it can make a difference. MBA programs assign group project because anyone graduating with a business degree must be able to collaborate in the workplace. If you are working full-time and taking MBA classes at night but are grouped with classmates studying full-time and who have more free time on their hands, friction may arise. Their preferred meeting times and the amount of time they spend on “camaraderie” rather than focused work may not meet your needs.

Online MBA Full-Time Student Enrollment

  • Lowest Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 5.00
  • Highest Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 2,102.00
  • Average Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 220.57

Online MBA Part-Time Student Enrollment

  • Lowest Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 30.00
  • Highest Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 1,643.00
  • Average Part-Time MBA Enrollment: 425.13

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

The smallest full-time online MBA program is Lamar University, with only 5 students in the program. (Longwood has a part-time MBA program too, but it’s small as well.) The University of Southern California has a much larger full-time online MBA program with 2,102 students. Between these numbers is a range of program sizes. One will be right for you.

Considering a Campus MBA Option

When researching online MBA enrollments, do take a moment to check out the local campus MBA programs. Whether you’re looking for a large or small program, you may find a campus program near you that will provide flexibility to attend both on campus and online. If you’re interested in learning more about campus MBA program enrollment data, see our campus MBA programs ranked by student enrollment.

MBA Programs with the Strongest Alumni Network

Rank UniversityFull-Time MBAPart-Time MBA% MBA Students from U.S.
1Berry College 5 39-0
2The University of Akron 6 220-0
3University of Nebraska at Kearney 10 81-0
4Valdosta State University 11-0-0
5Radford University 13-0-0
5Oklahoma City University 13 95-0
6Columbus State University 13-0-0
8University of Hartford 14-0-0
8State University of New York College at Brockport 14 61-0
9South Carolina State University 14-0-0
11Old Dominion University 15-0-0
11Morehead State University 15 41-0
13University of Central Missouri 16-0-0
13Kutztown University 16 26-0
14Henderson State University 16 37-0
16Northeastern Illinois University 17-0-0
16Minnesota State University, Mankato 17 67-0
17Manhattan College 17-0-0
19Worcester Polytechnic Institute 18-0-0
20Emporia State University 19 400-0
21The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg 21-0-0
21Minnesota State University Moorhead 21 39-0
22Midwestern State University 21-0-0
24Western Carolina University 22 231-0
25University of Southern Mississippi 23 201-0
26Marquette University 24-0-0
27University of Wyoming 25-0-0
27Saginaw Valley State University 25 37-0
29Rider University 26 199 88.96%
29Ohio Northern University 26-0-0
31University of Tennessee at Martin 27 103-0
31University of Alabama in Huntsville 27 247-0
32Montclair State University 27 519-0
34Texas Wesleyan University 28 81-0
34Southeast Missouri State University 28-0-0
35Salisbury University 28 30-0
36New Jersey Institute of Technology 28 154-0
38Drexel University 29 509-0
39Shippensburg University 30 182-0
40University of North Texas 31 814-0
40Southern Arkansas University 31-0-0
41Longwood University 31-0-0
42Eastern Kentucky University 31 15-0
44The Citadel 32 193-0
45Xavier University 33-0-0
46University of New Hampshire 34 259-0
46University of Arkansas at Little Rock 34 117-0
47Saint Xavier University 34 161-0
49Florida Atlantic University 35-0-0
50University of Louisiana at Monroe 36 68-0
50University of Colorado Denver 36 1,396-0
51Tennessee Technological University 36-0-0
52Syracuse University 36-0-0
53Pittsburg State University 36 253-0
54Louisiana Tech University 36-0-0
55Canisius College 36-0-0
57Yeshiva University 37 11-0
57Alfred University 37-0-0
59The University of Michigan-Flint 38 253-0
59University of Dayton 38-0-0
60Auburn University at Montgomery 38 154-0
62West Virginia University 39 155-0
63University of Denver 40-0-0
63Frostburg State University 40 114-0
65Kennesaw State University 41 660-0
66University of South Dakota 42-0-0
67University of Missouri-Kansas City 43-0-0
67Ohio University 43 1,023-0
69Francis Marion University 45-0-0
70American University 46-0-0
71The University of Tulsa 47 104-0
71Florida Southern College 47-0-0
73University of South Carolina 48-0-0
73Rowan University 48 157-0
75University of South Florida St. Petersburg 50 161 96.68%
75College of Charleston 50-0-0
77The University of Mississippi 52 91-0
77University of Detroit Mercy 52-0-0
78State University of New York at Oswego 52 180-0
79McNeese State University 52 33-0
80Florida International University 52-0-0
82University of South Florida 53-0-0
82The University of Iowa 53-0-0
84James Madison University 54 160-0
85Southern Illinois University Carbondale 55-0-0
86Temple University 56-0-0
86Florida State University 56 831-0
87Arkansas State University 56 92-0
89The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 57-0-0
89Johns Hopkins University 57 1,553 51.33%
90Clarkson University 57 84-0
92University of Maine 58 242-0
92Southern Utah University 58 289-0
94University of Southern Indiana 59 1,032-0
94Prairie View A&M University 59 43 95.88%
95Eastern Illinois University 59 49-0
97Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 60 22 92.68%
98University of Massachusetts Amherst 61-0-0
99Bradley University 62 29-0
100University of St. Thomas-Minnesota 63-0-0
100California State University, Stanislaus 63 139-0
102East Carolina University 64-0-0
102Clark University 64 23-0
103Boise State University 64 421-0
105Bellarmine University 65-0-0
106University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 66 710-0
106Iowa State University 66 151-0
108Oklahoma State University 68-0-0
109Western Kentucky University 69 32-0
110Saint Joseph's University 70 238-0
110Ramapo College of New Jersey 70 58-0
112Woodbury University 71 5-0
112The University of Arizona 71 710-0
114University of Toledo 72-0-0
114University of Cincinnati 72 994-0
115Coastal Carolina University 72 65-0
117West Texas A&M University 75-0 89.36%
118Georgia Southern University 76 309-0
119University of North Carolina Wilmington 77-0-0
120University of Connecticut 79-0-0
120Fairleigh Dickinson University 79-0-0
122University of West Georgia 80 120-0
122University of Delaware 80-0-0
123The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute 80 168-0
125California State University, Fullerton 82 543-0
125Arkansas Tech University 82-0-0
127Texas Christian University 83-0-0
128William Paterson University 84 270-0
129University of Baltimore 91 362-0
129Florida Gulf Coast University 91 228-0
130North Carolina State University 91-0-0
132University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 92-0-0
133Baylor University 93 295-0
134Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick 95 1,643-0
134Bentley University 95 586-0
135The George Washington University 95-0-0
137New Mexico State University 96 149-0
138Iona College 98 174-0
139The University of Texas at Dallas 100 1,315 66.00%
140Texas Tech University 102-0-0
140Sam Houston State University 102 269-0
142The University of Georgia 104 73 75.00%
143Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden 106 314-0
144The University of Michigan-Dearborn 107 430-0
145University of Florida 111 716-0
146The Pennsylvania State University 113-0 69.00%
147California State University, Sacramento 117 191-0
148University of Maryland 119 973 63.00%
149University of Miami 123-0 73.00%
150Marshall University 124-0-0
151Rochester Institute of Technology 125-0-0
152East Tennessee State University 128 65-0
153University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 131-0-0
153Pepperdine University 131 913 56.00%
154Eastern Michigan University 131 261-0
156Lamar University 136 784-0
157Suffolk University 137 674-0
158University of Central Arkansas 141-0-0
159Youngstown State University 144-0-0
160Murray State University 150 56-0
161Northeastern University 151 728-0
162Quinnipiac University 152-0-0
163University of Massachusetts Lowell 153 938-0
163Texas A&M University-Kingsville 153-0-0
165University of Alabama at Birmingham 155 624-0
166The Pennsylvania State University at Erie The Behrend College 156 740-0
167Arizona State University 162-0 62.00%
168Michigan State University 164 738 71.00%
169Indiana University of Pennsylvania 176-0-0
170Villanova University 184 1,099-0
171College of William and Mary 196 598 60.00%
172Missouri State University 199-0-0
173Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 215 154-0
174Adelphi University 228 87-0
175Hofstra University 236 382-0
176University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 241 255-0
177The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 243 701-0
178University of New Orleans 245 95-0
179Thunderbird School of Global Management 255 400-0
180The University of Alabama 312-0 99.00%
181Indiana University Bloomington 319-0-0
182University of North Carolina at Charlotte 326 565-0
183University of Houston-Victoria 347 538-0
184Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis 402-0-0
185Utah State University 407-0-0
186University of Southern California 434 715 70.00%
187Carnegie Mellon University 439 296 66.00%
188Middle Tennessee State University 447 335-0
189Texas A&M University-Commerce 468 795-0
190University of South Carolina Aiken 516 98-0
191The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 523-0 78.00%
192Georgetown University 528 573 71.00%
193Stevens Institute of Technology 617-0-0
194The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 637-0 96.18%
195University of Virginia-Darden 671-0 75.00%
196Central Michigan University 870-0-0
197Washington State University 1,198-0-0

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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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