WT’s MBA Program Scores Highest-Ever Ranking from Princeton Review

Chip Chandler Dec 16, 2021
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WT’s MBA Program Scores Highest-Ever Ranking from Princeton Review

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CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s online MBA program is one of the most outstanding in the nation, according to The Princeton Review.

The prestigious education services company released its ranking of Best Business Schools for 2022 on Dec. 14, with WT rising to No. 19 on the Top 50 list.

“A steady increase in ranking from a premier agency like the Princeton Review reassures me that a focus on fundamentals — quality, service and sincerity — has been noted by our peers,” said Dr. Amjad Abdullat, dean of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business. “Our success in this area can be attributed to a variety of factors, and most of these have to do with people. This accomplishment is a testament to the faculty and staff in the graduate business programs office in the College, as well as the enduring support and advocacy the College enjoys from the Graduate School.”

In 2020, WT was ranked No. 22. This is the fourth consecutive year the University’s MBA program has earned a Top 25 ranking.

The list is The Princeton Review’s seventh-annual ranking of online MBA programs. WT joins the likes of Indiana University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Southern California and Rice University on the list.

“We strongly recommend WT as an outstanding choice for anyone aspiring to earn an MBA online,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. “WT’s program is exceptionally strong academically, and it maximizes technology that enables students to interact with and learn from faculty and students all over the world.”

The Princeton Review chose the 50 online MBA programs and tallied its ranking list based on data from the company’s 2020-21 surveys of administrators at more than 130 business schools offering online MBAs.

The company also factored in data from its 2020-21 surveys of more than 7,000 students enrolled in online MBA programs. More than 60 data points were weighted to determine the list and rankings. The criteria focused on five core areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms and career outcomes.

The Princeton Review’s website features in-depth profiles of the 50 online MBA programs. In the profile of WT, The Princeton Review editors say that WT has “‘the best value’ for a highly regarded academic program.”

“An important factor in this specific ranking is the feedback of recent graduates,” said Dr. Neil Terry, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs. “It is gratifying to know there is positive and distinctive acknowledgment about the program from our most recent graduates.”

Surveyed students enrolled in the program said professors and administrators are “knowledgeable and accessible.”

“After getting a BS and MS at a large University, I was always amazed at how responsive a small university like WT was. The chair of a department will return an email in a day,” one student said.

The Princeton Review Best Business Schools for 2022 project also features a list of the best on-campus MBA programs. That list, which names 241 business schools and includes 18 categories of ranking lists (each list naming the top 10 schools), also posted on Dec. 14 at

The Princeton Review released its lists of the Top Undergraduate and Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2022 on Nov. 16 at

Only schools that participated in The Princeton Review Best Business Schools for 2022 survey project were considered for the lists.

More than 1,000 students were enrolled for Fall 2021 in the University’s MBA program, hailing from 45 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-range plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World. That plan is fueled by the historic, $125 million One West comprehensive fundraising campaign. To date, the campaign has raised more than $85 million to fund priorities across campus.


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. WT, a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2016, boasts an enrollment of about 10,000 and offers 59 undergraduate degree programs, 39 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 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.





The Princeton Review’s Top 30 Online MBA Programs for 2022:

1. Indiana University
2. University of North Carolina
3. University of Southern California
4. Rice University
5. Carnegie Mellon University
6. University of Florida
7. University of Denver
8. University of Nebraska
9. Santa Clara University
10. Jack Welch Management Institute
11. Arizona State University
12. University of Utah
13. Babson College
14. University of Iowa
15. University of South Dakota
16. Pepperdine University
17. North Carolina State University
18. IE University
19. West Texas A&M University
20. University of South Florida
21. Old Dominion University
22. Auburn University
23. Kent State University
24. University of Texas at Dallas
25. California State University, San Bernardino
26. Texas Tech University
27. Rochester Institute of Technology
28. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
29. James Madison University
30. University of Arizona