BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business rose eight positions to 11th overall and fourth among all public universities in rankings of undergraduate programs released on Jan. 27 by Poets&Quants for Undergrads, a leading news site about business education.
This year’s ranking also moves the school ahead of where it was ranked by P&Q in 2019, when it was ranked 13th.
A particular point of pride this is that Kelley alumni ranked their experiences in the program No. 2 overall among the 95 business schools ranked this year.
Recent graduates were surveyed on aspects of faculty availability, extracurricular opportunities, and accessibility of the alumni network. The school’s ranking also was based on consistently favorable responses from alumni about whether they were in their desired industries or at one of their desired companies and whether they had a meaningful international experience.
Kelley attracts more than 700 companies — located in the U.S. and around the world — to recruit its graduates, which leads to impressive job-placement rates.
Of the 1,949 Kelley seniors who graduated between July 2020 and June 2021, 1,446 reported they were actively seeking. School records show 97% (of these actively seeking students) reported a full-time job or graduate school acceptance, with 78% of graduating Kelley seniors having a reported status.
“We are committed to delivering a high-quality and valued educational experience every day to our students, and this ranking is yet another validation of the efforts by our faculty, our career services staff and others in our programs to help prepare our graduates for successful and meaningful careers,” said Idalene “Idie” Kesner, dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management.
“The depth and breadth of our curricular and co-curricular programs are second to none, and this ranking provides a small glimpse of what happens when we combine those opportunities with our outstanding students, successful and dedicated alums and world-class faculty and staff,” added Patrick Hopkins, chair of the undergraduate program and the Glaubinger Chair for Undergraduate Leadership.
Last fall, in another measure of the quality of an undergraduate business education, U.S. News & World Report ranked Kelley’s program eighth overall and fourth among public institutions. That ranking placed eight specialty programs at Kelley in the top 10.