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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

(also ranked #9 Best Online Hospitality Management Degree Programs in the U.S.)

Best online MBA programs for veterans, 2021

best online graduate business programs for veterans, 2021

— U.S. News & World Report

Top 20 Online MBA programs

WSU ranks #20 among the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs” for 2021, and has been listed among the top 15% for nine 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 2019

Total Undergrad Enrollment:


Majors (Certified): 2,341

Graduate Program Enrollment: 862

By campus

Pullman: 1,501
Global Campus: 343
Vancouver: 359
Tri-Cities: 55
Everett: 10


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


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


$621,716 in scholarships awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year

Study abroad

10 faculty-led study abroad programs in 2019:

Carson College Statistics

  • 31% of students are first generation
  • 26% of students are multicultural
  • 10.8% of students are international
  • 340 students received scholarship support
  • 362 scholarships were awarded to students, with an average award amount of $1,800
  • 72 students received study abroad scholarships, with an average award amount of $1,900