Top MBA programs in Virginia

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 Virginia | #8 in Business schools nationally

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.11

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

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Earnings: $125,427

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $76,715

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: $33,994

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

Debt to earnings: 0.27

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 Virginia | #11 in Business schools nationally

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.11

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

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Earnings: $105,768

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $57,056

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: $25,500

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

Debt to earnings: 0.24

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 Virginia | #25 in Business schools nationally

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia

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: $113,374

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $64,662

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: $34,813

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

Debt to earnings: 0.31

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 Virginia | #30 in Business schools nationally

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia

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: $176,237

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $127,525

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: $85,595

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

Debt to earnings: 0.49

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 Virginia | #48 in Business schools nationally

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

Economic score: 0.14

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

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Earnings: $113,896

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $65,184

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: $38,071

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

Debt to earnings: 0.33

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 Virginia | #125 in Business schools nationally

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia

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: $90,596

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $41,884

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: $32,836

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

Debt to earnings: 0.36

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 Virginia | #197 in Business schools nationally

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.22

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

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Earnings: $67,103

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $18,391

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: $20,500

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

Debt to earnings: 0.31

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 Virginia | #204 in Business schools nationally

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia

Economic score: 0.22

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

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Earnings: $97,893

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $49,181

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: $44,040

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.

#9 in Virginia | #227 in Business schools nationally

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia

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: $75,302

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $26,590

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: $27,000

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

Debt to earnings: 0.36

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 Virginia | #257 in Business schools nationally

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Virginia

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: $86,867

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $38,155

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: $37,540

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

Debt to earnings: 0.43

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 Virginia | #341 in Business schools nationally

Hampton University

Hampton, Virginia

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: $68,489

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $19,777

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: $27,505

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.

#12 in Virginia | #365 in Business schools nationally

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia

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: $97,944

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $49,232

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: $58,054

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

Debt to earnings: 0.59

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 Virginia | #439 in Business schools nationally

Radford University

Radford, Virginia

Economic score: 0.34

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

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Earnings: $53,608

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,896

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: $19,802

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

Debt to earnings: 0.37

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 Virginia | #502 in Business schools nationally

Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs

Danville, Virginia

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: $72,882

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $24,170

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: $41,000

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

Debt to earnings: 0.56

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 Virginia | #536 in Business schools nationally

William & Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia

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: $80,071

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $31,359

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: $52,346

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

Debt to earnings: 0.65

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 Virginia | #574 in Business schools nationally

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.43

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

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Earnings: $62,225

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,513

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: $34,166

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.

#17 in Virginia | #651 in Business schools nationally

DeVry University-Virginia

Arlington, Virginia

Economic score: 0.51

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

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Earnings: $66,091

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $17,379

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: $45,526

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.

#18 in Virginia | #718 in Business schools nationally

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Economic score: 0.63

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

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Earnings: $59,443

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,731

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: $45,420

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

Debt to earnings: 0.76

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 Virginia | #785 in Business schools nationally

South University–Richmond

Glen Allen, Virginia

Economic score: 0.99

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

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Earnings: $48,444

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $268

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: $47,832

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

Debt to earnings: 0.99

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 Virginia | #801 in Business schools nationally

Strayer University-Virginia

Arlington, Virginia

Economic score: 1.11

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: + $9,487

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.

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