College of Business Administration Recognized as Best Business Program
Once again, the College of Business Administration earned a coveted spot in the 2015 top-tier of
rankings of two major news publications; U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.
Over the past two decades, the U.S. News & World Report college ranking has become one of the most
comprehensive research tools for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.
“I am pleased that U.S. News & World Report has again recognized Kent State’s College of Business
Administration and that our ranking continues to improve,” said Kent State College of Business
Administration Dean Deborah F. Spake.
We have received a spot in the top 175 best business programs for five years in a row, moving up in
ranking throughout the years and this year ranking four notches above last year’s rank at 155. As
students and parents consider business colleges, this much respected independent source reinforces the
high quality of our business faculty, programs and support services at Kent State.
Business colleges are ranked on up to 16 measures of academic excellence. Outcome-related measures,
such as graduation and retention rates, account for 30 percent of the rankings and are the most heavily
weighted factors in the methodology used by U.S. News & World Report.