WT College of Business Rises in Princeton Review’s Rankings

Lynsee Bjork Dec 09, 2020
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WT College of Business Rises in Princeton Review’s Rankings

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CANYON, Texas — The “exceptionally strong” Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at West Texas A&M University has risen in one of the most prestigious rankings of online MBA programs in the country.

The Princeton Review placed WT at No. 22 of its top 50 online MBA programs in the world for 2021. This is the third consecutive year the MBA program has earned a Top 25 ranking by The Princeton Review; last year, WT ranked No. 23.

The Princeton Review chose schools listed based on its 2020 surveys of institutions offering online MBA degree programs combined with 6,000 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,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review editor-in-chief. “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 and students at other top business schools on the 2021 list the company surveyed, with their educational experience.

Most notably, 99 percent of the student graduates from the top 50 listings told The Princeton Review their online MBA would positively impact their careers.

“A move forward in the rankings is welcome news,” said Dr. Robert Allen King, director of graduate business programs and Wilder Professor of Business. “It shows that our commitment to hard work and academic excellence is paying off, thanks to the hard work of our faculty, staff, and students. The Princeton Review’s rankings are based on the feedback from our graduates, so it very rewarding to know that our students are appreciative of our programs and have enjoyed their academic experience at the Engler College of Business.” 

The Princeton Review's Global List of Top Online MBA Programs (2021):

  1. Indiana University—Bloomington
  2. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  3. Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  4. University of Florida
  5. University of Southern California
  6. Rice University (TX)
  7. University of Utah
  8. Arizona State University
  9. Babson College (MA)
  10. IE University (Spain)
  11. Pepperdine University (CA)
  12. North Carolina State University
  13. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  14. Santa Clara University (CA)
  15. Jack Welch Management Institute (Washington, DC)
  16. University of South Dakota
  17. Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  18. University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  19. University of Arizona
  20. University of Texas at Dallas
  21. University of South Florida
  22. West Texas A&M University
  23. James Madison University (VA)
  24. Auburn University (AL)
  25. Old Dominion University (VA)
  26. Kent State University (OH)
  27. American University (Washington, DC)
  28. Syracuse University (NY)
  29. Kennesaw State University (GA)
  30. William & Mary (VA)
  31. University of Massachusetts – Lowell
  32. Montclair State University (NJ)
  33. State University of New York – Oswego
  34. Hofstra University (NY)
  35. University of Delaware
  36. University of Michigan - Dearborn
  37. California State University – San Bernardino
  38. Xavier University (OH)
  39. Florida Institute of Technology
  40. University of Nevada – Reno
  41. Marist College (NY)
  42. Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
  43. University of Wisconsin
  44. Regent University (VA)
  45. Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
  46. George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)
  47. University of Memphis (TN)
  48. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  49. University of West Georgia
  50. Marshall University (WV)

Current enrollment in the University’s MBA program is more than 1,188 students from 47 states and 17 countries. 

WT’s commitment to being a learner-centered university for on- and off-campus students alike is a key component of the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.

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


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. With enrollment of more than 10,000, WT offers 60 undergraduate degree programs, 38 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 15 men’s and women’s athletics programs.