Although 2020 has been incredibly challenging, it has also been one of the most successful years ever for the Price College of Business. As you know, our students and faculty pivoted to online learning in March, with a largely in-person experience delivered this fall. Despite substantial difficulties, and because of enormous effort by the OU community, Price College safely welcomed nearly 4700 students to campus this semester – an 8 percent increase over the previous year and the largest increase of any college at OU.
In addition to strong enrollments, Price College programs have made a strong showing in recent rankings. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked our undergraduate program 34th among public schools and 53rd among all schools in the country. They also ranked our International Business program in the Top 25 and our Entrepreneurship program at number 27.
New rankings by Princeton Review and Entrepreneurship magazine place our graduate Entrepreneurship program at 8th in the nation and our undergraduate program in the Top 25. The graduate program climbed nine spots from last year’s ranking, while the undergraduate program jumped 20 spots. Our MBA program also made their list of Best On-Campus MBA Programs.
Poets and Quants recognized Price College among the “Schools Making the Biggest Rankings Climbs” in the past decade. They rank our MBA program 64th in the U.S., up 23 spots in the past 10 years, and declared it one of the Best U.S. MBA Programs of the Decade.
And last month, SuccessfulStudent.org listed Price College as the best bachelor’s program in business administration in Oklahoma.
We are also expanding our portfolio of programs. At their October meeting, the State Regents approved the University of Oklahoma’s request to provide our award-winning MBA program via electronic delivery. The new Online MBA is now our tenth graduate program and our fifth online offering.