10 MBAs With the Highest Return for Grads Earning $100,000-Plus

10 MBAs With the Highest Return for Grads Earning $100,000-Plus

    10 MBAs With the Highest Return for Grads Earning $100,000-Plus


    MBA grads from these business schools have at least a 280 percent average return

    Evaluate Potential Earnings With an MBA
    recent survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council found that the vast majority of full-time MBA alumni – 90 percent – say their degree enhanced their earnings power. One way to gauge future income potential is to look at a school's salary-to-debt ratio. That rate of return is calculated by dividing the average salary and signing bonus of recent grads by the average student debt of those who borrowed. Here are 10 ranked business schools where full-time MBA grads earning more than $100,000 on average within three months of graduation received the highest return
    University of Connecticut
    U.S. News business school rank: 85 (tie)
    Average salary and signing bonus within three months of graduating (2017): $113,760
    Average debt (2017): $41,000
    Salary-to-debt ratio: 2.8-to-1

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—Newark and New Brunswick
    U.S. News business school rank: 44 (tie)
    Average salary and signing bonus within three months of graduating (2017): $117,265
    Average debt (2017): $40,550
    Salary-to-debt ratio: 2.9-to-1

    University of Tennessee—Knoxville (Haslam)
    U.S. News business school rank: 44 (tie)
    Average salary and signing bonus within three months of graduating (2017): $102,394
    Average debt (2017): $33,675
    Salary-to-debt ratio: 3-to-1

    Brigham Young University (Marriott) (UT)
    U.S. News business school rank: 35
    Average salary and signing bonus within three months of graduating (2017): $122,359
    Average debt (2017): $39,953
    Salary-to-debt ratio: 3.1-to-1

    University of Georgia (Terry)
    U.S. News business school rank: 40 (tie)
    Average salary and signing bonus within three months of graduating (2017): $104,464
    Average debt (2017): $33,625
    Salary-to-debt ratio: 3.1-to-1

    University of Delaware (Lerner)
    U.S. News business school rank: 95
    Average salary and signing bonus within three months of graduating (2017): $109,500
    Average debt (2017): $33,812
    Salary-to-debt ratio: 3.2-to-1

    University of Washington (Foster)
    U.S. News business school rank: 22
    Average salary and signing bonus within three months of graduating (2017): $151,474
    Average debt (2017): $45,045
    Salary-to-debt ratio: 3.4-to-1

    Pennsylvania State University—University Park (Smeal)
    U.S. News business school rank: 31 (tie)
    Average salary and signing bonus within three months of graduating (2017): $127,282
    Average debt (2017): $35,128
    Salary-to-debt ratio: 3.6-to-1

    University of Florida (Warrington)
    U.S. News business school rank: 34
    Average salary and signing bonus within three months of graduating (2017): $116,281
    Average debt (2017): $32,510
    Salary-to-debt ratio: 3.6-to-1

    University of Wisconsin—Madison
    U.S. News business school rank: 37 (tie)
    Average salary and signing bonus within three months of graduating (2017): $114,635
    Average debt (2017): $20,226
    Salary-to-debt ratio: 5.7-to-1