The TCU Neeley School of Business offers one of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation, as ranked by Poets&Quants, a leading online publication for business education news.
TCU Neeley is No. 21 in the Top 50 Best Undergraduate Business Program of 2016 based on admissions standards, employment data and alumni perspective. Washington University in St. Louis, Notre Dame, Pennsylvania, Georgetown and UC-Berkeley are first through fifth.
Among Texas business schools included in the ranking, TCU Neeley is third, UT-Austin MCombs is No. 11, SMU Cox is No. 17 and Texas A&M Mays is No. 37.
TCU Neeley is No. 14 in the nation for job placement, the highest of any Texas business school. Pennsylvania Wharton is first, UT-Austin McCombs is No. 25, SMU Cox is No. 24 and Texas A&M Mays is 46.
Among alumni surveyed for the ranking, TCU Neeley ranks No. 6 in the nation. Notre Dame is first, UT-Austin is No. 4, SMU is No. 9 and Texas A&M is No. 37. In fact, our alumni placed us in the top 10 of nearly all of the survey questions.
#3 Teaching Quality
#4 Opportunities to Practice Skills
#5 Extracurricular Activities
#5 Availability of Faculty
#7 Preparation for Work
#8 Networking with Professionals
#10 Alumni Network
#11 Alumni Connecting to Employers
“I am proud of our faculty and staff who provide an exceptional educational and professional development experience for our students, from advising to professional development to career services,” said O. Homer Erekson, the John V. Roach Dean of the TCU Neeley School of Business.
Poets&Quants said that the new ranking is the most thorough study of undergraduate business education ever undertaken. The methodology included extensive data on admission standards, alumni’s perspective on the educational experience, the quality and accessibility of faculty, “signature experience” for students and employment data.
“The most popular undergraduate degree granted in the U.S. is the business degree,” Poets&Quants editor-in-chief John Byrne said. “In 2013-2014, more than 358,000 undergraduate business degrees were conferred in the U.S., roughly double the next most popular area of studies in the health professions.”
The complete rankings and in-depth feature profiles on all 50 schools are available at