Rankings

There are numerous rankings available, all of which apply different rubrics and present different conclusions. While it would be a mistake to structure our business education only to optimize our placement in the rankings, these metrics do provide us with valuable data that we use to balance the qualitative and quantitative elements of the Foster learning experience.


MBA Programs Rankings
Source Northwest Nationwide/ Worldwide (w) Public Universities
Full-Time MBA Program
U.S. News & World Report, 2015 1 25 8
Financial Times, 2014 31/ 58 (w) 14
Economist, 2014 1 21/ 30 (w) 6
Bloomberg Businessweek, 2012 1 37 15
Evening MBA Program
U.S. News & World Report, 2015 1 11 7
Bloomberg Businessweek, 2013 1 15 5
Academic Quality    5
Executive MBA Program
Bloomberg Businessweek, 2013  1 37 13
Financial Times, 2013 1 23/ 75 (w) 11
       
MBA Specialty Rankings
Source & Program Northwest Nationwide Public Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2015      
Information Systems  15 14
Accounting  2 25 11
Bloomberg Businessweek, 2010      
Marketing 1 2 1
Accounting 1 5 2
       
Undergraduate Program Rankings
Source Northwest Nationwide Public Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2015 1 21 11
Bloomberg Businessweek, 2014 1 52 22
       
Undergraduate Specialty Rankings
Source & Program Northwest Nationwide Public Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2015      
International Business  1  13   6
Management  1 14  8
Information Systems  1 15  10
Entrepreneurship 1 16  8
Accounting 1 18 13



U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges rankings
Foster’s undergraduate program ranked #21 (in the top 5%) of 391 ranked colleges. Foster also ranked among the top U.S. schools for international business (#13), management (#14), information systems (#15), entrepreneurship (#16) and accounting (#18).
U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 rankingsU.S. News & World Report’s 2015 rankings
Foster’s Full-time MBA Program, ranked #25 in the U.S., outpaced all but two of the top-50 schools in job placement, and graduates’ average salaries rose $8K. Foster’s Evening MBA Program climbed from #15 to #11 in the U.S. Both programs are ranked highest in the Northwest.
#1 in the Northwest
The Executive MBA Program at the Foster School ranks #1 in the Northwest, #29 in the U.S. and #42 worldwide, according to Poets & Quants' World’s Best Executive MBA Programs.
The Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine
Foster's MBA program ranked #12 and its undergraduate program ranked #19 in the 25 best entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. Foster also ranked among the top five grad schools with opportunities for mentorship.
soldier on laptopUW #2 best national university for vets
U.S. News ranks UW as second best college for veterans and active-duty service members. Is a Foster MBA right for you?