Frequently Asked Questions

Updated October 13, 2022 · 2 Min Read

Frequently Asked Questions about pursuing an MBA. is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

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Why do you only focus on MBAs?

Focusing on one type of degree allows us to provide you with in-depth information on pursuing a master's in business administration. We believe it's important to offer prospective students a deep breadth of resources on online MBAs.

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How does your site make money?

At OnlineMBA, we want to be transparent about how we benefit from visits to our site. We receive compensation when we successfully recommend a program that is a good fit for potential students. The schools that are part of this program are clearly marked as “Sponsored Schools” or “Featured Schools” across the site.

These sponsored schools provide us with their information to be used in their school profiles and descriptions, and these statements are not independently verified. The information gathered to create our rankings is pulled directly from individual schools, and is accurate at the time of calculation. This information may change, and we cannot guarantee their accuracy.

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What is a featured school? How can I feature my school?

OnlineMBA receives compensation from featured and sponsored schools when we successfully recommend a program that is a good fit for potential students. To discuss becoming a featured school, please contact us.

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OnlineMBA uses a unique two-prong approach to collecting data: Our tuition and curriculum data for each school were gathered from their websites in 2017. Program costs may change, so please contact the schools directly for the most up-to-date tuition information. Other school data, including graduation rates and financial aid rates, were sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). This resource is maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics, and all data for IPEDS is reported by individual institutions during survey years.

How are your rankings calculated?

Schools are ranked based on student retention, financial aid availability, graduation rates, and more. We focus our rankings not on name recognition, but on the probability of student success.

Are for-profit or non-accredited colleges included in your rankings?

No. We only include accredited, nonprofit schools on our lists.

My school is on your ranking. How can we share this news?

Congratulations! You can download an official ranking seal from the list your school is featured in. Just head to the ranking page and click "Get Ranking Seal" to download the badge. You can feature this seal on your website wherever you see fit, including your homepage or accreditation page. All that we ask is that you please include a link to the original ranking somewhere alongside the badge. For an example, feel free to check out what California State University, San Bernardino did here.

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Our content is written by a team of writers who research and fact-check their findings.

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We strive to keep the content of our website as up to date as possible. Rankings are refreshed annually and we regularly review our guides to ensure that they reflect the latest information and best practices.

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