Vanderbilt business school climbs to #28 in latest U.S. News rankings

Owen highlighted as one of this year's biggest movers, rising eight places over last year

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Mar 15, 2011

The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management climbed eight slots to #28 in the latest U.S. News & World Report business school rankings.

“Owen has strengthened the core foundation of what makes a business school great: high-caliber students, a world-class faculty, and a vibrant career network that includes great companies and highly successful alumni,” said Owen Graduate School Dean Jim Bradford.

“These latest rankings – and even higher placement in January’s Financial Times survey – affirms the work we’ve been doing and gives us great momentum for the future.”

Other points from this year’s ranking include:

  • Owen ranks #19 among private U.S. graduate business schools, and is one of seven programs in the top-30 to focus only on full-time graduate management education (the others include Stanford, Harvard, Tuck, Columbia, Yale, and Duke). All of the others in the top-30 have robust undergraduate and part-time programs.

  • Owen is one of only two schools to break into the top-30 this year; the other was U.C.-Davis.

  • Owen is also one of only six schools in the 200- to 400-enrollment range to make it into the top-30.

  • Of all of the private business schools ranked in the top 30, Owen has the second-lowest tuition.

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