UNCW Cameron School of Business Tops National List of Low-Cost MBA Programs

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Cameron School of Business ranks first on a national list, compiled by U.S. News & World Report, that measures the average debt load among MBA program graduates.

According to the U.S. News Short List, Cameron School students who earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 2011 graduated with an average of $8,000 in debt borrowed to further their education.

"UNCW's placement at the top of the Short List emphasizes our commitment to making a high-quality, advanced education as affordable as possible," said Larry Clark, dean of the Cameron School of Business. "Our MBA students graduate with a wealth of real-world experience and limited debt, which positions them to succeed in a variety of business settings."

The list compiled statistics provided by 94 schools nationwide. On average, class of 2011 MBA graduates who borrowed for business school finished with $47,743 in debt. MBA programs at some schools surveyed left graduates owing as much as $100,000 on average.

UNCW is the only university in North Carolina to make the list's top 10 of MBA programs with the lowest student debt.

"We're very proud of our MBA graduates, who hold leadership positions with firms like ConAgra, Morgan Stanley and Ernst & Young, among others," said Chancellor Gary L. Miller. "The quality of our MBA program, plus our affordability, make UNCW an outstanding choice for savvy future business executives and entrepreneurs."

For more information about the U.S. News Short List: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/the-short-list-grad-school/articles/2012/08/28/10-mbas-that-lead-to-low-student-debt

For more information about the MBA program at UNCW: csb.uncw.edu/mba

Media Contact:
Andrea Weaver, University Relations, 910.962.7631