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Carson College of Business Rankings & Facts

Rankings & Facts

Independent rankings reflect the exceptional quality of Carson College academic programs


online MBA program with a marketing concentration



hospitality program among hospitality programs nationwide

(ranked #1 Best Online Bachelor in Hospitality Management Degree Programs in the U.S.)

(ranked #12 Best Accredited Online Hospitality Management Programs in the U.S)

Best online MBA programs for veterans, 2019

best online graduate business programs for veterans, 2019

— U.S. News & World Report

Top 15 Online MBA programs

WSU ranks #13 among the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs” for 2019, and has been listed among the top 15% for seven straight years.

— U.S. News & World Report

#16 The Best Online MBA Programs

Poets & Quants ranked online MBA and executive MBA programs from Washington State University’s Carson College of Business as No. 16 in their 2020 rankings of The Best Online MBA Programs.

— Poets & Quants

Facts and Figures

Enrollment Fall 2017

Total Undergrad Enrollment:


Majors (Certified): 2,111
Minors: 456

Graduate Program Enrollment

Online On Campus
(All Campuses)
570 168

By campus

Pullman: 1,245
Global Campus: 493
Vancouver: 301
Tri-Cities: 60
Everett: 12

By major

Includes Double Majors
Accounting 575
Business Administration 636 (Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and WSU Online)
Entrepreneurship 36
Finance 311
Hospitality Business Management 333
International Business 73
Management 205
Management Information Systems 255
Management Operations 106
Marketing 234
Professional Sales Certificate (VA only) 26
Wine business Management 16


30,993 Carson College of Business alumni live in 92 different countries


In the past 5 years, published research produced by Carson College faculty members has included:

464 peer-reviewed journal articles
247 peer-reviewed paper proceedings
137 unique articles published in our disciplines’ top tiers of journals
29 books


$703,140 awarded in scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year

Washington State University