Rankings

CARSON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

CCB Has AACSB Accreditation Held By Only 2% of Business Schools Worldwide
WSU Carson College of Business is among two percent of business schools worldwide to achieve accreditation at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the most respected business program accrediting entity. The WSU accounting program is one of only 176 programs worldwide with separate AACSB accounting accreditation.
 
CCB is ranked #7 Best Online Graduate Business Programs 2014
by U.S. News & World Report.

The evaluation includes the online MBA and Executive MBA programs.
 
CCB’s online MBA degree program with a marketing concentration is
ranked #1 in the United States by TheBestSchools.org.
 
Undergraduate Business Program Ranked in Top 25% of (Accredited) Business Programs
In a comparison of 382 programs the WSU Carson College of Business is ranked 86th overall and 43rd among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs Rankings for 2014.
 
Hospitality Program Ranked 8th Nationally Among Hospitality Programs
Founded in 1932, WSU's hospitality program is the third oldest in the nation, and is consistently rated in the top five percent of similar programs around the country (www.thebestschools.org)
 
Hospitality Program Research Productivity Ranked 9th in World
The School of Hospitality Business Management ranks ninth in the world for articles contributed to scholarly journals—a measure of faculty research productivity. (Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 2011). A unique aspect of the program is its engagement of executives from major senior care services companies to train students in managing the burgeoning number of senior living communities nationwide.
 
Outstanding International Business Program
The nationally recognized International Business Institute sponsors faculty-led global learning programs in China, Switzerland, Thailand, Italy, Greece, Spain, and Tanzania. The International Business Program for undergraduates ranks 23rd overall and 14th among public national universities (US News & World Report, 2014).
 
Entrepreneurship Program

During the Annual Business Plan Competition, student teams from three continents vie for individual awards for up to $15,000. But the impact of the competition far outlasts the awards ceremony. Many contestants turn their plans into reality by launching their new ventures.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE

Washington State University Earns Place on National Honor Roll for Community Service

Washington State University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. More information on the Honor Roll can be found at http://nationalservice.gov.

The Wall Street Journal named Washington State University one of the nation's 25 best schools to hire from based on where corporate recruiters are finding the best-prepared college grads.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

  • One of the nation’s top public research institutions, WSU stands among108 U.S. public and private universities with very high research activity, according to the Carnegie Foundation classification.
  •  WSU is among 119 national universities and colleges assigned the Community Engagement Classification for both curricular engagement and outreach and partnerships with larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the exchange of knowledge and resources by the Carnegie Foundation.
 
Top-ranked writing program that benefits students of all majors
WSU stands among the top 19 best colleges nationwide for its university-wide writing program, according to U.S. News and World Report (2014). It is the only university in the Northwest to make the list, on which it has appeared 10 times.

The program helps students from all majors to develop their writing skills using a peer tutoring model, augmented by strong faculty guidance. WSU is the only major public research university in the country to requre an approved writing portfolio of graded work for graduation.

Excellent lifelong return on investment
An investment in a WSU online education pays dividends for a lifetime, according to Affordable Colleges Online. It named WSU one of the top five online programs in the state to strike the best balance between cost of attendance and lifelong earning potential.

Veteran- and military-friendly environment
For three consecutive years, WSU has ranked among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the nation that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students, according to a survey conducted by Victory Media. WSU's affordable tuition and ROTC programs earned it a #1 ranking in Washington (The College Database, 2013) for students interested in military service. Military Advanced Eductation also named WSU a top military-friendly school (2014). In addition, WSU Online ranks among the nation's top six distance learning programs for its military-friendliness, according to the 2012 Guide to Online Schools.

Robust focus on undergraduates researching with faculty mentors
About 25 percent of WSU students engage in research, scholarship, and creative activities under the mentorship of faculty members, making original intellectual or creative contributions to their disciplines. Many student researchers represent WSU at conferences in their field, and many are co-authors in published journal articles. The annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA), invites students university-wide to present their findings and compete for awards.

Special first-year experience programs that foster academic success
A welcoming environment makes freshmen from widely varying backgrounds feel connected and succeed academically. Three examples:
  • The First-Year Focus living-learning community places students from the same residence hall in one or more classes together so group learning happens within and outside of the classroom.
  • The Common Reading Program selects one book each year that all freshmen use. Professors draw on its topics in classes across many disciplines, the authors visit campus, and faculty and other experts present special lectures and events tied to the book's topics.
  • Professional academic and career advisors meet individually with pre-majors to plan course schedules and discuss student interests and strengths.
2012
 
WSU named to President’s honor roll for community service
Sunnyside Hill 4th best college-town neighborhood in U.S. (MSN.com website rankings) (WSU News)
 
2011
 
Washington State University is ranked 1st in 2010 and 2011 for safety by StateUniversity.com Top Ranked Universities in Washington – Highest Safety Rating.
 
2010
  • WSU was recognized as one of the nation’s most environmentally-friendly schools for its commitment to sustainability by “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.
  • Washington State University is ranked 10th among national universities by a prominent sustainability website for its developments in clean technology.
  • WSU Pullman has the safest campus among the six public universities and colleges in the state of Washington, a report from StateUniversity.com shows.