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 | #180 in Business schools nationally

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.32

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $119,393

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $50,448

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $65,374

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

Debt to earnings: 0.55

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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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#2 in District of Columbia | #226 in Business schools nationally

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.35

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $139,178

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $69,098

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $95,708

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

Debt to earnings: 0.69

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #454 in Business schools nationally

American University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.53

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $107,216

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $38,284

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $88,783

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

Debt to earnings: 0.83

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #486 in Business schools nationally

Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.56

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $98,585

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $29,574

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $79,556

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

Debt to earnings: 0.81

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #580 in Business schools nationally

Trinity Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.71

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $64,895

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $4,705

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $42,709

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

Debt to earnings: 0.66

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #707 in Business schools nationally

Gallaudet University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 1.63

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $41,193

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $28,900

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $39,543

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

Debt to earnings: 0.96

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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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Washington, District of Columbia

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How long does it take to pay down debt in business administration in District of Columbia?

Years

1.2 years

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in business administration is covered by average graduate earnings in 1.2 years.

How much do graduates with master's degree in business administration earn in District of Columbia?

Salary

$63,788

The median master's degree in business administration graduate earns $63,788 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in business administration cost in District of Columbia?

Net cost

$25,667

The average annual cost of a master's degree in business administration is $25,667. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.