Top MBA programs in North Carolina

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 North Carolina | #27 in Business schools nationally

Wingate University

Wingate, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.13

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

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Earnings: $114,744

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $66,751

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: $36,505

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

Debt to earnings: 0.32

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.

#2 in North Carolina | #82 in Business schools nationally

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.17

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

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Earnings: $150,089

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $102,096

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: $80,293

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

Debt to earnings: 0.53

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 North Carolina | #83 in Business schools nationally

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.17

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

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Earnings: $163,560

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $115,567

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: $95,432

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

Debt to earnings: 0.58

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 North Carolina | #109 in Business schools nationally

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.19

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

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Earnings: $90,016

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $42,023

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: $31,486

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

Debt to earnings: 0.35

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 North Carolina | #234 in Business schools nationally

Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.23

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

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Earnings: $71,668

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $23,675

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: $25,014

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

Debt to earnings: 0.35

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 North Carolina | #269 in Business schools nationally

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

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: $88,476

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $40,483

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: $40,798

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

Debt to earnings: 0.46

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 North Carolina | #280 in Business schools nationally

Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.26

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

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Earnings: $94,565

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $46,572

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: $47,810

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

Debt to earnings: 0.51

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.

#8 in North Carolina | #297 in Business schools nationally

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.26

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

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Earnings: $79,923

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $31,930

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: $35,229

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

Debt to earnings: 0.44

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.

#9 in North Carolina | #319 in Business schools nationally

Meredith College

Raleigh, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.27

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

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Earnings: $78,785

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $30,792

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: $35,421

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

Debt to earnings: 0.45

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.

#10 in North Carolina | #335 in Business schools nationally

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.28

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

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Earnings: $69,466

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $21,473

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: $28,479

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

Debt to earnings: 0.41

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.

#11 in North Carolina | #338 in Business schools nationally

Methodist University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.28

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

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Earnings: $54,351

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,358

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: $17,526

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

Debt to earnings: 0.32

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.

#12 in North Carolina | #345 in Business schools nationally

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.29

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

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Earnings: $76,514

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $28,521

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: $35,000

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

Debt to earnings: 0.46

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.

#13 in North Carolina | #380 in Business schools nationally

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.30

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

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Earnings: $63,376

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $15,383

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: $25,293

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

Debt to earnings: 0.40

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.

#14 in North Carolina | #398 in Business schools nationally

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.31

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

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Earnings: $93,939

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $45,946

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: $57,895

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

Debt to earnings: 0.62

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.

#15 in North Carolina | #433 in Business schools nationally

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.33

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

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Earnings: $67,660

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $19,667

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: $31,699

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

Debt to earnings: 0.47

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.

#16 in North Carolina | #487 in Business schools nationally

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.37

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

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Earnings: $61,637

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,644

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: $28,909

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

Debt to earnings: 0.47

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.

#17 in North Carolina | #514 in Business schools nationally

Elon University

Elon, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.38

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

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Earnings: $78,720

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $30,727

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: $49,475

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

Debt to earnings: 0.63

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.

#18 in North Carolina | #617 in Business schools nationally

Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.48

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

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Earnings: $61,314

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,321

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: $37,360

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

Debt to earnings: 0.61

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.

#19 in North Carolina | #624 in Business schools nationally

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Pembroke, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.48

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

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Earnings: $49,683

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,690

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: $24,600

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

Debt to earnings: 0.50

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.

#20 in North Carolina | #631 in Business schools nationally

Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.48

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

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Earnings: $59,129

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,136

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: $35,296

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

Debt to earnings: 0.60

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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