Santa Clara University Online MBA Rises 91 places to No. 40 in 2021 U.S. News & World Report Online Program Rankings

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Santa Clara University’s online MBA ranks at number 40, with impressive recognition for its finance and marketing specialties, in 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program rankings.

CHICAGO — The Everspring-powered online MBA at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business rose an impressive 91 places to achieve a ranking of number 40 in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program rankings, released today, up from number 131 in last year’s rankings. Additionally, the program received two top-fifteen specialty rankings, with the finance specialty coming in at number 10 and the marketing specialty coming in at number 12.

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Launched in 2018 in partnership with Everspring, Santa Clara’s online MBA prepares students to “turn great thoughts into great actions” and find innovation in unexpected places, with coursework uniquely designed to prepare students for impactful careers. The success of the online MBA is reflected in its retention and student satisfaction numbers: The program boasts outstanding retention rates and a 92% student satisfaction rate. Prospects have taken note, with enrollment for Fall 2020 nearly doubled compared to Fall 2019.

“We are excited to see Santa Clara University’s online MBA achieve such a significant result after just two years in the market; that is a tribute to the collaborative partnership we’ve had with the Leavey School of Business to deliver an outstanding digital experience for students,” said Everspring President and Co-Founder, Beth Hollenberg. “Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SCU’s focus on innovation—combined with Everspring’s advanced technology—are ensuring the Leavey online MBA is one of the best graduate business programs in the United States.”

The online MBA features a unique program theme centered around developing students’ skills for innovation in the tech-driven Silicon Valley region. The program includes a focus on ethics and social responsibility, in keeping with the university’s Jesuit intellectual tradition.

“We are proud of the online MBA we’ve built with Everspring, which achieves Santa Clara University’s goal of preparing students for careers in industries such as technology, finance, transportation, healthcare and many others ,” said Sr. Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs at the Leavey School of Business, Toby McChesney, Ed.D. “We set out to develop a high-quality online program that would allow students to have enriching learning experiences and form meaningful connections. The program’s repeatedly strong performance in national rankings is an indicator of its impact.”

About Santa Clara University and the Leavey School of Business

Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and graduate programs in six disciplines, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the 450-year tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education. For more information, visit

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