10 Most Expensive MBA Programs for Out-of-State Students

10 Most Expensive MBA Programs for Out-of-State Students The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College and The Short List: Grad School to find data that matters to you in your college or grad school search.

It's not unusual for MBA candidates to pay more than $50,000 for a two-year program, but out-of-state students at some public schools may pay that price or more for just one school year.

For the 2013-2014 school year at University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, for example, out-of-state students paid $57,394. Ross had the highest tuition and fees for out-of-state students attending public universities, according to data submitted to U.S. News by 51 ranked public institutions.

The Haas School of Business at University of California—Berkeley once charged out-of-state students the most but it charged $53,959 in 2013-2014, putting it in the middle of the pack among the 10 schools where non-locals pay the most.

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The difference in tuition and fees for in-state and out-of-state MBAs at Haas and Ross was a few thousand dollars, but at some schools that difference was more than $10,000.

At the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler School of Business, students from outside of North Carolina paid $54,385, which is $19,432 more than in-state students. There was an almost $16,000 price difference at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas—Austin, with students from outside of Texas paying $48,832.

Among all public schools offering MBA programs, out-of-state students paid the least at the Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State University in Kansas: $17,071.

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Below is a list of the 10 MBA programs where out-of-state students paid the most in tuition and fees during the 2013-2014 school year. Unranked schools, which did not meet certain criteria required by U.S. News to be numerically ranked, were not considered for this report...


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