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USF's Part-Time MBA Program Ranked Among the Top 60 Public School Programs in the Nation

By Keith Morelli

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

TAMPA (March 20, 2018) -- Rankings for the full-time and part-time MBA programs at the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business were released today in the Best Graduate Schools issue of the U.S. News and World Report.

Among public schools, USF's part time MBA program ranked No. 58.

The part-time program, which had jumped last year 10 points, competed this year with 206 eligible public and private school programs. The U.S. News and World Report's rankings of part-time MBA programs said 294 students were enrolled in the program last year.

The full-time MBA program here was mentioned but not ranked among the 127 programs on the list. Only the top 95 programs were ranked. The rest were listed as "ranking not published." The "ranking not published," means a numerical rank for that program was calculated but, for editorial reasons, not assessed a ranking.

In all, 272 full-time MBA programs were surveyed by the publication.

The complicated formula that ranks graduate programs include peer and recruiter assessment; full-time average undergraduate GPA (USF, 3.53); GMAT score (USF, 508) and acceptance rate (USF, 39 percent). The full-time MBA program here also was rated on its 2017 average starting salary and bonuses ($42,294), and graduates employed at graduation (68 percent). The number of full-time USF MBA graduates employed within three months of graduation was 84 percent.

Last year, USF counted 55 students enrolled in the full-time MBA program.

For the U.S. News Best Business Schools rankings, all of the 480 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International were surveyed in fall 2017 and early 2018. A total of 387 responded.

The Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.