Mays Business School has been ranked among the top 15 public schools for undergraduates in Bloomberg Businessweek‘s recent ranking of undergraduate business programs. Mays ranked 15th among public schools (up from 18th) and 39th overall (up from 48th) in the magazine.

The school ranked 10th among public schools in terms of student satisfaction (25th overall), and 11th in recruiter satisfaction (24th overall). In addition, Mays scored well in the publication’s rating of factors that contribute to the experience of undergraduates. For the last three years, Mays scored an “A+” in job placement, an “A” in facilities and services, and an “A” in teaching quality.

Also of note, Mays graduates’ median starting salary rose 5.7 percent this year, from $46,631 to $49,300. The school is also among the most affordable, with the 12th lowest annual tuition in the nation.

“I’m very pleased to see that the rankings acknowledge Mays’ continuous progress in the areas that add value to our students and enhance their undergraduate experiences,” said Martha Loudder, Mays associate dean for undergraduate programs. “In the past five years we have decreased upper division class sizes, added numerous high-impact learning experiences and kept tuition low.”

“Mays Business School is incredibly committed to the professional development of its students. Every class features insights into the real world,” said one student on the Businessweek site’s Mays profile.

“Mays Business School works very hard to create well-rounded students to make us appealing to firms, rather than solely relying on teaching from the textbook,” said another student responder. “We know how to work in teams and communicate effectively with others. Mays wants to graduate professionals.”

Businessweek judges business schools based on five measures, including recruiter and student surveys, academic quality, teaching quality, and the starting salaries and career outcomes of graduates.

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