Engler College of Business Ranked Top Ten

Nov 22, 2019

CONTACT: Lynsee Womble, 806-651-2526,


CANYON, Texas—The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at West Texas A&M University took the No. 9 spot on the 2020 list of 35 Best Accredited Online MBA Programs conducted by Discover Business, a comprehensive guide designed to help prospective students learn about accredited business degrees.

Of the 233 programs considered, the top ten ranking was determined by consideration of fully accredited programs with low tuition that are offered 100 percent online. Many rankings outlets use these same qualities to determine their own list of schools; however, this ranking also took into account the three-year graduation rate. The ranking list is below.

35 Best Accredited Online MBA Programs 2020

  1. Creighton University
  2. Missouri University of Science & Technology
  3. University of Florida
  4. Florida Atlantic University
  5. Hofstra University
  6. University of North Carolina
  7. Arizona State University
  8. University of Arizona
  9. West Texas A&M University
  10. University of Utah
  11. UT Martin
  12. University of Mississippi
  13. University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium
  14. Ball State University
  15. Florida International University
  16. Southern Illinois University
  17. University of Delaware
  18. Quinnipiac University
  19. Central Michigan University
  20. SUNY
  21. Louisiana Tech University
  22. George Washington University
  23. Western Kentucky University
  24. Boise State University
  25. Washington State University
  26. University of North Texas
  27. University of North Dakota
  28. University of Memphis
  29. University of New Hampshire
  30. Oklahoma State University
  31. Stevens Institute of Technology
  32. University of Michigan
  33. University of Nebraska
  34. University of Cincinnati
  35. Colorado State University

"We are very proud of the overall experience our students receive within the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business in the graduate business programs. Careful consideration is given to the overall quality, experience, marketable skills and return on educational investment of each program we offer," Dr. De’Arno De’Armond, associate dean of graduate business programs, said.

"The three-year graduation rate provides a measure of how well a program experience keeps one motivated to finish what they started. The No. 9 Discover Business Online MBA ranking recognizes our program in good company and is testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, students and constituents."

Discover Business also recognized that the number of full-time instructors teaching online MBA courses at WT is above average with 49 full-time instructors, which means that students should be able to get assistance when they require it more easily.

Additionally, the Engler College of Business was recognized by College Consensus in three categories including No. 16 as the Best Online Healthcare MBA Programs for 2020, No. 4 on the list of Best Online MBA Programs in Texas for 2019, and No. 7 on the list of Best Online Information Technology MBA Programs for 2020.

To learn more about graduate business programs in the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business or receive your personalized plan of study, contact the Graduate Business Programs Office at 806-651-2500 or