The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration jumped 21 spots to No. 51 in the latest U.S. News & World Report
rankings of undergraduate business programs. There were 429 schools listed in the latest rankings based on an assessment survey conducted in the spring of 2014. U.S. News surveyed deans and senior faculty at each undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and asked them to rate the overall quality of the undergraduate business program at each university.
Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, said, “We are thrilled at the substantial jump we made in the rankings this year, moving ahead of some truly outstanding universities. Our faculty and staff are working hard to move the college to national prominence and this latest ranking indicates we are making great progress.”
Enrollments in the College of Business Administration now approach 3,900 with an additional 1,500 students from around the campus enrolled in the popular business minor. This fall 752 new freshmen enrolled in CBA, a 62 percent increase in four years. CBA has hired 35 new faculty in the last four years and is undertaking another major faculty hiring initiative this year. Established in 1913, it is the only doctorate-granting business college in Nebraska.