Top MBA programs in District of Columbia

We rank the best MBA programs according to the economic return of graduating students. Our business ranking category includes more specific business degrees such as finance, accounting, marketing, and human resource management, all of which are accessible from the "additional ranking" filter.  

Our MBA rankings cover 812 of the 994 universities available, accounting for 93% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $68,748.

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#1 in District of Columbia | #241 in Business schools nationally

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.24

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $119,393

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $68,008

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $65,374

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.55

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in District of Columbia | #277 in Business schools nationally

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.25

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $139,178

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $87,793

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $95,708

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.69

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in District of Columbia | #535 in Business schools nationally

American University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.40

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $107,216

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $55,831

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $88,783

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.83

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in District of Columbia | #563 in Business schools nationally

Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.42

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $98,585

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $47,200

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $79,556

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.81

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in District of Columbia | #806 in Business schools nationally

Strayer University-District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 1.17

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $58,199

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,814

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $76,991

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.32

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in District of Columbia | #807 in Business schools nationally

Strayer University-Global Region

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 1.17

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $58,199

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,814

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $76,991

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.32

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in District of Columbia | #808 in Business schools nationally

Gallaudet University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 1.20

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $41,193

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $10,192

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $39,543

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.96

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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