Schroeder School of Business Rises in National Rankings
Posted: Friday, January 3, 2020
The University of Evansville’s Schroeder Family School of Business Administration has risen 19 spots from #71 to #52 in the 2020 Poets & Quants for Undergrads Best Undergraduate B-School rankings, the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news. The Schroeder School is ranked #3 among small private schools.
This year’s upward movement can be attributed to feedback from the Class of 2017, whose graduates can now reflect on their time at the university and its impact on their post-graduate lives. The Schroeder School is ranked #28 in “Academic Experience” as rated by UE alumni this year, up from #64 last year. The School ranked second among all participants with a score of 9.43/10 regarding whether the alum’s business school experience was life-changing.
“These high alumni rating scores are indicative of the life-transforming student experience provided by the University of Evansville and the Schroeder School,” said Ben Johnson, UE’s interim Schroeder Family Dean. “It is a testament to our faculty, staff, and administrators across campus.”
The Schroeder School received the only perfect score (10/10) on any of the 17 scaled questions, among all schools on this year’s survey. This “A+” question related to business school faculty availability for informal discussions about the course outside of class. The Schroeder School also received an “A” ranking in the following categories based on alumni responses:
- Business faculty available for mentoring and non-academic topics
- Extracurricular opportunities which improved business skills
- Contact with practicing professionals in the business community
- Effectiveness of business program’s academic advising
- Accessible alumni willing to help connect with potential employers
- Business degree will be instrumental in reaching dream career
The Schroeder School’s “Employment Outcomes” are also very strong, coming in at #41 this year. As noted in Forbes as the highest among all schools, 100% of the Class of 2019 graduates were employed or in graduate school by September 30, 2019.
The rankings are based on a representative survey of over 49,000 recent graduates (5,958 respondents) and school-reported data across 97 schools focusing on admissions standards, academic experience, and employment outcomes, each of which accounts for one-third of the final ranking.