Rutgers ranked top business school in N.J. (full-time and part-time) by U.S. News

Rutgers University’s MBA program — taught at both the New Brunswick and Newark campuses — was named the best business school in the state, according to the graduate school rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

Rutgers was one of six schools that tied at No. 44 overall, including Boston College, Purdue University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Alabama and the University of Utah.

Stevens Institute of Technology, the only other New Jersey school to be ranked, was at No. 68, tied with Louisiana State University and Pepperdine University.

Stanford University was ranked No. 1 overall, followed by the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago.

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Many services provide college rankings, but the U.S. News & World Report generally is regarded as the gold standard.

The publication said it analyzed 493 institutions with master’s-level business programs in the U.S. that were accredited by AACSB International. Of those schools, 143 received a ranking.

The state’s part-time MBA programs fared better.

Rutgers-New Brunswick (tied for No. 28) was the leader, followed by Rutgers-Camden (tied for No. 57), Seton Hall University (tied No. 73) and Montclair State University (tied for No. 182).

The part-time programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Monmouth University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rider University, Rowan University and Stockton University all were ranked No. 206-273.

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