U.S. News ranks Foster in elite top tier – #24 of 494 best undergraduate business schools

The Undergraduate Business Program at the University of Washington Foster School of Business ranks in the top five percent of programs nationwide—#24 of 494 schools and #14 of public schools—in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2018 Rankings. Foster academic programs were also recognized for national prominence in Accounting (#13), Management (#19), Finance (#24), and Entrepreneurship (#27).

Undergraduate Program Rankings

Source Northwest Nationwide Public Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2018 1 24 14

Specialty Rankings

Accounting 1 13 8
Management 1 19 11
Finance 2 24 11
Entrepreneurship 1 27 12

Source: U.S. News & World Report

Foster #7 of top public business schools for earnings

Of the top 30 business schools, Foster graduates’ average starting salaries rank #7 of public schools and #17 overall. That’s based on an average starting salary of $57,600 according to Payscale. Foster School graduates secured positions with a diverse range of firms including Accenture, Amazon, Boeing Company, CBRE, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, KeyBank, Microsoft, Nordstrom, and PwC.

The University of Washington was also ranked #18 in the nation among Best Public Schools based on factors such as graduation rates and retention, student selectivity, academic reputation, faculty and financial resources, and alumni giving. See full rankings and methodology from U.S. News & World Report.

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Learn more about Foster’s Undergraduate Program and career opportunities through the EY Career for Career Advancement.

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