The top-ranking MBA programs for 2016 are available at Stanford University, Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, according to U.S. News & World Report. Other high-ranking programs include those at Columbia University, Yale University and Duke University.
Career statistics for the class of 2014 graduating from the Stanford Graduate School of Business show that 95 percent of graduates receive job offers within three months of graduation. The median salary is $125,000. While Stanford does not set a minimum Graduate Management Admission Test score for admission to the MBA program, class of 2014 graduates had an average GMAT score of 729. Annual tuition costs are $61,875 as of October 2015.
The median salary for 2014 graduates of the Harvard Business School is also $125,000. The highest number of graduates receive jobs in the financial services industry. The health care, manufacturing and technology industries also employ a significant majority of graduates. GMAT scores for the incoming class of 2017 range from 700 to 760 for the middle 80 percent of accepted applicants. Annual tuition costs $58,875 as of October 2015.
At UPenn's Wharton School, class of 2014 graduate reports show a 98.2 percent job offer rate. The median salary is also $125,000. GMAT scores range from 560 to 790 with a median score of 720. Over half of Wharton graduates find careers in the financial services and business consulting industries. Annual tuition costs $62,424 as of October 2015.