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October 2012 News Releases

Washburn University School of Business "Best" by The Princeton Review for sixth year

TOPEKA – For the sixth consecutive year, the Washburn University School of Business has been named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the 2013 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools" (Random House/Princeton Review).

Washburn is considered one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a master’s of business administration degree, according to information provided by Princeton Review.  The designation is given based on reviews of institutional data collected from 280 U.S. and 16 international schools.  “The Best 296 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools and their MBA programs, with descriptions of academic programs, student life and admissions, in addition to ratings of academics, selectivity and career placement services. 

“Once again we are very proud Washburn’s MBA program is considered one of the top business programs in the country,” said David Sollars, dean of the School of Business. “This high rating is a direct reflection of the dedication of our faculty, the hard work of our students and the support of our alumni, supporters and the regional business community.”

In the Washburn profile, the Princeton Review editors noted small classes, engaged and accessible faculty and a good mix of tenured academic professors and adjunct instructors from the industry who represent real-world perspective on business issues among the attributes of the program.

The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools on a single hierarchical list, or name one business school best overall.  Instead, ratings and ranking lists are based on institutional data collected from the schools and on surveys of more than 19,000 students attending the schools profiled in the book.  The lists are posted at

In 2006, the Washburn University School of Business earned accreditation of its bachelor's and master's degree programs in business administration from AACSB-International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only the top five percent of business programs in the world have achieved AACSB accreditation.

Washburn offered its first business degree program in 1946, and today boasts more than 7,000 Washburn business alumni.   The School also hosts the Washburn University Small Business Development Center (WUSBDC) and serves a nine county region from offices in Topeka and Manhattan by offering help to small businesses and fledgling entrepreneurs.  


Dena Anson, university relations, (785) 670-1711