Great Education for Great Value, U.S.News Short List Includes Bauer

Published on August 9, 2012

Bauer College is One of the Nation’s Top 10 Values for Out-of-State MBA Applicants

MBA Bauer College of Business

The C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston was recently ranked by U.S.News & World Report in its “Short List” of the 10 Least Expensive Public B-Schools for Out-of-State Students.

The feature is part of The U.S.News Short List, a regular series that focuses on specific data points for college applicants looking to find schools that best fit their search criteria.

The list puts Bauer College at No. 9 and focuses on tuition and fees for out-of-state students enrolling in MBA programs in the 2011-2012 academic year. While nationwide, students attending schools not in their state of residency can expect to pay nearly $35,000 a year in tuition, out-of-state students enrolling in the full-time Bauer MBA program pay on average $23,600.

“At the Bauer College, we are committed to giving our students access to a great education for a great value,” says Dean Latha Ramchand. “This latest recognition from U.S.News highlights the value of a Bauer degree. In addition to being recognized elsewhere for the quality of our programs and faculty, we are pleased to see that when compared to peers nationwide, the Bauer MBA is one of the best values in terms of cost and quality.”

On average, each school included in the list has an annual cost of slightly more than $20,000 for out-of-state tuition and fees, significantly lower than the nation’s 51 public business schools that reported this data to U.S.News for the 2011-2012 school year.

Other universities included in the list of the 10 Least Expensive Public B-Schools for Out-of-State Students were Lamar University, Clemson University and University of Alabama. Click here to see the full list.

By Amanda Sebesta

While U.S.News aggregates mountains of data to produce its annual Best Business Schools rankings, the figures are also useful when examined on a smaller scale. The U.S.News Short List, separate from the overall rankings, magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing prospective applicants information on specific areas of interest, including cost, student demographics, academic programs, campus life and more.