Engler College of Business is Top Choice in The Princeton Review

Nov 26, 2019

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CANYON, Texas—The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at West Texas A&M University earned the No. 23 ranking on The Princeton Review's list naming the top 25 online MBA programs in the world for 2020. This is the second consecutive year the MBA program has earned a top 25 ranking by The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review chose schools list based on its 2019 surveys of institutions offering online MBA degree programs in combination with 5,100 students enrolled in the online MBA programs. Data points were weighted in more than 60 unique fields to tally the final list. Criteria focused on five areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms and career outcomes.  

"We strongly recommend West Texas A&M University as an outstanding choice for anyone considering an online MBA," Robert Franek, The Princeton Review editor-in-chief, said.  "The program is exceptionally strong both academically and in the many ways it maximizes technology that enables students to interact with and learn from its superlative faculty and students all over the world."

Franek noted the deep satisfaction Engler College of Business students, along with students at other top business schools on the 2020 list the company surveyed, with their educational experience. Most notably, 99 percent of the student graduates from the top 25 listing told The Princeton Review their online MBA will have a positive impact on their careers.

"Being able to again be recognized by The Princeton Review is validation of the hard work and diligence of our faculty and staff from those that matter to us the most, our students," Dr. Robert Allen King, director of graduate business programs and Wilder Professor of Business, said. "The Princeton Review’s rankings are based on the feedback from our graduates, so it is truly an honor to be able to have served them in a way that shows our dedication to their current and future successes." 

The Princeton Review's Global List of Top Online MBA Programs (2020):

  1. Indiana University—Bloomington
  2. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  3. University of Florida
  4. University of Southern California
  5. IE University (Spain)
  6. Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  7. North Carolina State University
  8. Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  9. University of Utah
  10. Arizona State University
  11. Babson College (MA)
  12. Pepperdine University (CA)
  13. James Madison University (VA)
  14. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  15. University of Texas at Dallas
  16. Jack Welch Management Institute (VA)
  17. University of South Dakota
  18. Syracuse University (NY)
  19. Auburn University (AL)
  20. American University (Washington, DC)
  21. The College of William and Mary (VA)
  22. University of Arizona
  23. West Texas A&M University
  24. University of South Florida - St. Petersburg
  25. Santa Clara University (CA)

Current enrollment in the University’s MBA program is more than 1,150 students from 47 states and 23 countries. 

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