Poets&Quants looked at a recent analysis of the ROI on an MBA done by The Wall Street Journal and applied the findings to P&Q’s “Top 25 Business Schools.” The result? The Full-Time MBA Program at UW Foster has the  4th lowest debt and the 8th best debt-to-income ratio of schools in the top 25. The program attributes these favorable numbers to both its commitment to offer competitive tuition for all student and perennially strong placement at iconic companies.

Meanwhile, among the 2022 USNWR “Best Business Schools,” Foster has the 2nd lowest tuition among the top 25 schools.

For another perspective, use Foster’s MBA Rankings Calculator, and apply half of the weighting (50) to compensation, and half (50) to debt, and Foster is #1. The rankings calculator—which disaggregates data from the MBA rankings’ methodologies of USNWR, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times, and Forbes— lets users select criteria most relevant to their b-school search. Foster consistently delivers on the outcomes prospective students prioritize.

The Foster community’s commitment to creating an inclusive, diverse student community is a driving factor in making a Foster MBA affordable. Non-residency tuition waivers and strong scholarship support also help offset costs. Foster was ranked #1 for MBA job placement, with 97% employment three months post-graduation and an average starting salary of $130.407. For the most recently admitted cohort, over 90% of students received scholarship aid support.

“The Foster School of Business provides a world class education with transformational career outcomes, a lifelong powerful network, and significant ROI” said Wendy Guild, Assistant Dean of MBA Programs at Foster. “Our tuition is set at a price that prioritizes broad access to promising students from all backgrounds. With the support of generous donors, we reduce the financial barriers to participation in our program through scholarships, leading to low debt for our graduates. The comparative information provided by rankings suggest that we are on mission as a public university with a charter to broaden access and prepare students to lead with impact.”

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