Undergrad ranking

TCU Neeley Ranks 21 in the Nation and 14 for Job Placement in New Undergraduate B-School Ranking

TCU Neeley is No. 21 in the nation, No. 14 for job placement, No. 6 by alumni and No. 3 among Texas business schools in Poets & Quants’ first ranking of the best undergraduate business programs.

December 05,  2016

By Elaine Cole

The TCU Neeley School of Business offers one of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation, as ranked by Poets & Quants, a leading online publication for business education news.

TCU Neeley is No. 21 in the Top 50 Best Undergraduate Business Program of 2016 based on admissions standards, employment data and alumni perspective. Washington University in St. Louis, Notre Dame, Pennsylvania, Georgetown and UC-Berkeley are first through fifth.

Among Texas business schools in the ranking, UT-Austin McCombs is 11, SMU Cox is 17, TCU Neeley is 21 and Texas A&M Mays is 37.

TCU Neeley is 14 in the nation for job placement, the highest of any Texas business school. UT-Austin McCombs is 25, SMU Cox is 24 and Texas A&M Mays is 46. Pennsylvania Wharton is first.

Among alumni surveyed for the ranking, TCU Neeley ranks No. 6 in the nation for alumni satisfaction. Notre Dame is first, UT-Austin is 4, SMU is 9 and Texas A&M is 37. In fact, our alumni placed us in the top ten of nearly all of the survey questions:

Alumni Survey
#3 Teaching Quality
#3 Advising
#4 Opportunities to Practice Skills
#5 Extracurricular Activities
#5 Availability of Faculty
#7 Preparation for Work
#8 Networking with Professionals
#10 Alumni Network
#11 Alumni Connecting to Employers
#15 ROI

“I am proud of our faculty and staff who provide an exceptional educational and professional development experience for our students, from advising to professional development to career services,” said O. Homer Erekson, the John V. Roach dean of the TCU Neeley School of Business.

Poets & Quants said that the new ranking is the most thorough study of undergraduate business education ever undertaken. The methodology included extensive data on admission standards, alumni’s perspective on the educational experience, the quality and accessibility of faculty, signature experience for students and employment data. 

“The most popular undergraduate degree granted in the U.S. is the business degree,” Poets & Quants editor-in-chief John Byrne said. “In 2013-2014, more than 358,000 undergraduate business degrees were conferred in the U.S., roughly double the next most popular area of studies in the health professions.”

The complete rankings and in-depth feature profiles on all 50 schools are available at www.poetsandquantsforundergrads.com.