The MBA program was ranked 16th public regional in The Wall Street Journal this year, coming in at 31 overall in regional rankings. In 2005, Mays’ regional ranking was 28.

The schools in the regional list in the Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive 2006 rankings of graduate business schools tend to draw many of their recruiters from their local regions. The Journal also tabulates a national rankings list for schools it determines draw more national recruiters.

The rankings are based on how recruiters rated each school on 20 different attributes, their future plans to recruit at the school, and the number of survey respondents who said they had recruited recently at the school.