WT’s Engler College of Business Among the Tops in Value Across the Country

Chip Chandler Apr 13, 2021
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WT’s Engler College of Business Among the Tops in Value Across the Country

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CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University ranks No. 3 in best value for business/managerial economics schools around the country, according to Business Degree Central.

In the student resource’s most recent rankings, WT was in the top 5 percent of the country for students seeking value in their higher education options.

Business Degree Central’s Best Value Rankings were designed to help students find the highest quality business education they can afford. Both quality and affordability are factors in the ranking.

“Quality and affordability are two of our highest priorities,” said Dr. Amjad Abudllat, dean of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business. “We accomplish this through emphasis on excellence in teaching and a commitment to being a student-centered organization.”

In all, 195 schools were analyzed.             

“WT earned this ranking by offering an affordable, quality education to students interested in managerial economics,” according to Business Degree Central.

The report also analyzed specific programs within the Engler College of Business and gave 46 distinct awards in the following: management information systems, general business/commerce, public relations and advertising, business/managerial economics, marketing, finance and financial management, agricultural economics and business, business administration and management, and accounting.

“The sheer number of the programs honored by Business Degree Central shows the depth and breadth of the education that we offer and how concerned we are with providing good value to our students,” Abdullat said.

Among the program rankings:

  • No. 1 best value bachelor’s program in the southwest for management information systems, general business/commerce, public relations and marketing, and agricultural economics and business;
  • No. 1 best value master’s degree in the southwest for management information systems, marketing, and finance and financial management;
  • No. 1 best value school in the southwest for management information systems; and
  • No. 2 best value school in Texas for business/managerial economics.

Click here for a full list.

Recently, WT’s online bachelor’s programs were named the best in Texas by U.S. News & World Report, and the online MBA program is in the Top 25 in the prestigious Princeton Review.

The rankings reflect WT’s emphasis on quality as a cornerstone for all of its programs, as laid out in the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.


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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, 40 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.