The ranking by Value Colleges adds to a long list of rankings for the college.
The rankings took into account only schools in the U.S. accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Schools were ranked according to overall cost, national ranking and average starting salary for graduates.
“The Rawls College is committed to delivering high-quality graduate business programs with faculty thought leaders at an affordable cost to our students,” Rawls College of Business Dean Lance Nail said. “Given our increased placement rates and starting salaries for graduate students, our students know they are making a positive investment in their future by joining the Rawls College's graduate programs.”
The Rawls College of Business was lauded by Value College for its various programs and other rankings, including best business program by U.S. News and the 2015 Best for Vets ranking by Military Times.
The college offers numerous MBA programs, including a science, Technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) MBA, MBA for working professionals, an MBA with emphasis on health organization management and a dual degree MBA. The college also was praised for its job placement rate of 92.3 percent for December 2014 MBA graduates.
The Rawls College's MBA programs are designed to give students a more in-depth understanding of the business world, and prepare them for successful careers as leaders, managers, executives and innovators in their chosen field. Students who obtain an MBA from the Rawls College gain advanced skills and knowledge in core business fields, develop an awareness and sensitivity to ethical issues in business, and acquire an increased understanding of international and cross-cultural business environments.
Our primary goal has always been to deliver first-class education to hard-working students,” said Bill Pasewark, associate dean for Graduate Programs and Research. “The affordability of our programs is a very welcome byproduct. Our wonderful facilities and abundant scholarships are made possible by donations from alumni and friends that enthusiastically support the programs we offer.