The number of women as a percentage of students enrolled in MBA programs around the country slowly reached record numbers this year. This record came despite a difficult year of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The business school which ranked among the top 20 according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking that came the closest to parity for women with men was the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. They announced that 49% of the entering class was female, while the Stanford Grad School of Business was not far behind with 47%.
Not all schools were able to achieve such good results. For instance, the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon has a student body of new MBA students made up of only 25% women. A bit better were Cornell’s SC Johnson and the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler, each made up of 31% women.
The measurements were done by taking Businessweek’s top 20 schools in 2019-2020 and looking at those same schools over the past five years.
The schools with the highest percentages of women were:
- Dartmouth (Tuck)— 49%
- Duke— 46%
- Michigan (Ross)— 44%
- NYU (Stern)— 44%