If there were a theme for Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2013 part-time MBA ranking, it would be change. Of the 78 ranked programs this year, only two retained their rank from 2011. Among the others was a great deal of movement.

There’s a new top school (Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business), and new Nos. 1 in the Midwest (University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business), the Southwest (Southern Methodist’s Cox School of Business), and the West (UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business). The top school in 2011, Elon University’s Love School of Business, fell to fifth overall, though it retained the top position in the South region.

Elsewhere, 27 schools made double-digit jumps or falls, with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business & Economics making the biggest jump (37 spots to No. 13 overall) and Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business experiencing the largest dip (36 spots to No. 55).

In the slides that follow, we list the top five schools in each region. To see the complete list for each region, use our interactive graphic. To learn more about individual programs, check out their online profiles or use our comparator tool. And for a detailed explanation of our methodology, read our FAQ.

GMAT scores, work experience, class size, and completion rates are self-reported by schools. Grads reporting salary increase and average salary increase are based on students responding to the ranking survey and do not represent the entire class. NA=not available. NR=not ranked.

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If there were a theme for Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2013 part-time MBA ranking, it would be change. Of the 78 ranked programs this year, only two retained their rank from 2011. Among the others was a great deal of movement.

There’s a new top school (Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business), and new Nos. 1 in the Midwest (University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business), the Southwest (Southern Methodist’s Cox School of Business), and the West (UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business). The top school in 2011, Elon University’s Love School of Business, fell to fifth overall, though it retained the top position in the South region.

Elsewhere, 27 schools made double-digit jumps or falls, with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business & Economics making the biggest jump (37 spots to No. 13 overall) and Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business experiencing the largest dip (36 spots to No. 55).

In the slides that follow, we list the top five schools in each region. To see the complete list for each region, use our interactive graphic. To learn more about individual programs, check out their online profiles or use our comparator tool. And for a detailed explanation of our methodology, read our FAQ.

GMAT scores, work experience, class size, and completion rates are self-reported by schools. Grads reporting salary increase and average salary increase are based on students responding to the ranking survey and do not represent the entire class. NA=not available. NR=not ranked.

Join the discussion on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums, visit us on Facebook, and follow @BWbschools on Twitter.

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Top Part-Time MBA Programs of 2013

Changes Abound
Changes Abound

If there were a theme for Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2013 part-time MBA ranking, it would be change. Of the 78 ranked programs this year, only two retained their rank from 2011. Among the others was a great deal of movement.

There’s a new top school (Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business), and new Nos. 1 in the Midwest (University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business), the Southwest (Southern Methodist’s Cox School of Business), and the West (UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business). The top school in 2011, Elon University’s Love School of Business, fell to fifth overall, though it retained the top position in the South region.

Elsewhere, 27 schools made double-digit jumps or falls, with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business & Economics making the biggest jump (37 spots to No. 13 overall) and Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business experiencing the largest dip (36 spots to No. 55).

In the slides that follow, we list the top five schools in each region. To see the complete list for each region, use our interactive graphic. To learn more about individual programs, check out their online profiles or use our comparator tool. And for a detailed explanation of our methodology, read our FAQ.

GMAT scores, work experience, class size, and completion rates are self-reported by schools. Grads reporting salary increase and average salary increase are based on students responding to the ranking survey and do not represent the entire class. NA=not available. NR=not ranked.

Join the discussion on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums, visit us on Facebook, and follow @BWbschools on Twitter.

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Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

Pittsburgh

2013 Regional Rank: 1 Mid-Atlantic
2011 Regional Rank: 1

2013 National Rank: 1
2011 National Rank: 3

Average GMAT Score: 640
Work Experience: 64.9 months
Average Class Size: 43
Completion Rate: 96 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 87 percent
Average Salary Increase: 39 percent

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Lehigh University
Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pa.

2013 Regional Rank: 2 Mid-Atlantic
2011 Regional Rank: 3

2013 National Rank: 12
2011 National Rank: 15

Average GMAT Score: 621
Work Experience: 83 months
Average Class Size: 18
Completion Rate: 71 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 41 percent
Average Salary Increase: 26 percent

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Villanova University
Villanova University

Villanova, Pa.

2013 Regional Rank: 3 Mid-Atlantic
2011 Regional Rank: 2

2013 National Rank: 19
2011 National Rank: 12

Average GMAT Score: 618
Work Experience: 71 months
Average Class Size: 31.7
Completion Rate: 94.5 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 50 percent
Average Salary Increase: 26 percent

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University of Richmond (Reynolds)
University of Richmond (Reynolds)

Richmond, Va.

2013 Regional Rank: 4 Mid-Atlantic
2011 Regional Rank: 4

2013 National Rank: 29
2011 National Rank: 18

Average GMAT Score: 603
Work Experience: 62 months
Average Class Size: 16.7
Completion Rate: 91 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 41 percent
Average Salary Increase: 29 percent

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Georgetown University (McDonough)
Georgetown University (McDonough)

Washington, D.C.

2013 Regional Rank: 5 Mid-Atlantic
2011 Regional Rank: 6

2013 National Rank: 38
2011 National Rank: 26

Average GMAT Score: 668
Work Experience: 61.4 months
Average Class Size: 60.9
Completion Rate: 97.1 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 66 percent
Average Salary Increase: 31 percent

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University of Chicago (Booth)
University of Chicago (Booth)

Chicago

2013 Regional Rank: 1 Midwest
2011 Regional Rank: 2

2013 National Rank: 8
2011 National Rank: 17

Average GMAT Score: 681
Work Experience: 66 months
Average Class Size: 44.4
Completion Rate: 95 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 57 percent
Average Salary Increase: 29 percent

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University of Michigan (Ross)
University of Michigan (Ross)

Ann Arbor 

2013 Regional Rank: 2 Midwest
2011 Regional Rank: 1

2013 National Rank: 10
2011 National Rank: 9

Average GMAT Score: 653
Work Experience: 80.4 months
Average Class Size: 44
Completion Rate: 87.4 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 75 percent
Average Salary Increase: 30 percent

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University of Nebraska
University of Nebraska

Lincoln

2013 Regional Rank: 3 Midwest
2011 Regional Rank: NR

2013 National Rank: 18
2011 National Rank: NR

Average GMAT Score: 618
Work Experience: 44 months
Average Class Size: 22
Completion Rate: 96 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 56 percent
Average Salary Increase: 29 percent

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Washington University (Olin)
Washington University (Olin)

St. Louis

2013 Regional Rank: 4 Midwest
2011 Regional Rank: 4

2013 National Rank: 21
2011 National Rank: 27

Average GMAT Score: 610
Work Experience: 75 months
Average Class Size: 58 
Completion Rate: 92 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 50 percent
Average Salary Increase: 43 percent

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Indiana University (Kelley)
Indiana University (Kelley)

Indianapolis

2013 Regional Rank: 5 Midwest
2011 Regional Rank: 9

2013 National Rank: 31
2011 National Rank: 41

Average GMAT Score: 651
Work Experience: 79.3 months
Average Class Size: 44.1
Completion Rate: 96 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 48 percent
Average Salary Increase: 31 percent

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Mass.

2013 Regional Rank: 1 Northeast
2011 Regional Rank: 1

2013 National Rank: 16
2011 National Rank: 8

Average GMAT Score: 621
Work Experience: 97.4 months
Average Class Size: 24
Completion Rate: 93 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 42 percent
Average Salary Increase: 25 percent

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New York University (Stern)
New York University (Stern)

New York

2013 Regional Rank: 2 Northeast
2011 Regional Rank: 3

2013 National Rank: 28
2011 National Rank: 36

Average GMAT Score: 670
Work Experience: 66 months
Average Class Size: 45
Completion Rate: 97 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 55 percent
Average Salary Increase: 23 percent

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Fairfield University (Dolan)
Fairfield University (Dolan)

Fairfield, Conn.

2013 Regional Rank: 3 Northeast
2011 Regional Rank: NR

2013 National Rank: 30
2011 National Rank: NR

Average GMAT Score: 543
Work Experience: 30 months
Average Class Size: 16
Completion Rate: 97 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 41 percent
Average Salary Increase: 19 percent

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Boston College (Carroll)
Boston College (Carroll)

Boston

2013 Regional Rank: 4 Northeast
2011 Regional Rank: 6

2013 National Rank: 32
2011 National Rank: 53

Average GMAT Score: 593
Work Experience: 55 months
Average Class Size: 30
Completion Rate: 94 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 56 percent
Average Salary Increase: 39 percent

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Babson College (Olin)
Babson College (Olin)

Babson Park, Mass.

2013 Regional Rank: 5 Northeast
2011 Regional Rank: 2

2013 National Rank: 34
2011 National Rank: 28

Average GMAT Score: 556
Work Experience: 75.6 months
Average Class Size: 27.8
Completion Rate: 80.3 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 58 percent
Average Salary Increase: 32 percent

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Elon University (Love)
Elon University (Love)

Elon, N.C.

2013 Regional Rank: 1 South
2011 Regional Rank: 1

2013 National Rank: 5
2011 National Rank: 1

Average GMAT Score: 566
Work Experience: 96 months
Average Class Size: 24
Completion Rate: 91 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 55 percent
Average Salary Increase: 28 percent

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Rollins College (Crummer)
Rollins College (Crummer)

Winter Park, Fla. 

2013 Regional Rank: 2 South
2011 Regional Rank: 6

2013 National Rank: 9
2011 National Rank: 44

Average GMAT Score: 527
Work Experience: 84 months
Average Class Size: 22
Completion Rate: 88.1 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 61 percent
Average Salary Increase: 34 percent

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University of North Carolina (Bryan)
University of North Carolina (Bryan)

Greensboro

2013 Regional Rank: 3 South
2011 Regional Rank: 9

2013 National Rank: 13
2011 National Rank: 50

Average GMAT Score: 582
Work Experience: 115.2 months
Average Class Size: 30
Completion Rate: 88.4 percent 

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 60 percent
Average Salary Increase: 45 percent

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Emory University (Goizueta)
Emory University (Goizueta)

Atlanta

2013 Regional Rank: 4 South
2011 Regional Rank: 3

2013 National Rank: 14
2011 National Rank: 23

Average GMAT Score: 633
Work Experience: 69 months
Average Class Size: 45
Completion Rate: 92 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 68 percent
Average Salary Increase: 36 percent

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North Carolina State University (Jenkins)
North Carolina State University (Jenkins)

Raleigh

2013 Regional Rank: 5 South
2011 Regional Rank: 5

2013 National Rank: 20
2011 National Rank: 30

Average GMAT Score: 574
Work Experience: 85.4
Average Class Size: 30
Completion Rate: 90 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 59 percent
Average Salary Increase: 24 percent

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Southern Methodist University (Cox)
Southern Methodist University (Cox)

Dallas

2013 Regional Rank: 1 Southwest
2011 Regional Rank: 2

2013 National Rank: 3
2011 National Rank: 7

Average GMAT Score: 613
Work Experience: 58.7 months
Average Class Size: 46
Completion Rate: 92.7 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 78 percent
Average Salary Increase: 31 percent

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Rice University (Jones)
Rice University (Jones)

Houston

2013 Regional Rank: 2 Southwest
2011 Regional Rank: 1

2013 National Rank: 7
2011 National Rank: 6

Average GMAT Score: 622
Work Experience: 63 months
Average Class Size: 51
Completion Rate: 98 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 73 percent
Average Salary Increase: 32 percent

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University of Texas (Jindal)
University of Texas (Jindal)

Dallas

2013 Regional Rank: 3 Southwest
2011 Regional Rank: 4

2013 National Rank: 26
2011 National Rank: 24

Average GMAT Score: 653
Work Experience: 69 months
Average Class Size: 48
Completion Rate: 87.3 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 77 percent
Average Salary Increase: 37 percent

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University of Texas (McCombs)
University of Texas (McCombs)

Austin

2013 Regional Rank: 4 Southwest
2011 Regional Rank: 3

2013 National Rank: 35
2011 National Rank: 11

Average GMAT Score: 628
Work Experience: 76 months
Average Class Size: 71
Completion Rate: 98.4 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 79 percent
Average Salary Increase: 46 percent

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University of Houston (Bauer)
University of Houston (Bauer)

Houston

2013 Regional Rank: 5 Southwest
2011 Regional Rank: 7

2013 National Rank: 52
2011 National Rank: 47

Average GMAT Score: 591
Work Experience: 61 months 
Average Class Size: 35
Completion Rate: 87 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 50 percent 
Average Salary Increase: 42 percent

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University of California (Haas)
University of California (Haas)

Berkeley

2013 Regional Rank: 1 West
2011 Regional Rank: 3

2013 National Rank: 2
2011 National Rank: 5

Average GMAT Score: 692 
Work Experience: 96 months
Average Class Size: 63
Completion Rate: 95 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 73 percent 
Average Salary Increase: 20 percent

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UCLA (Anderson)
UCLA (Anderson)

Los Angeles

2013 Regional Rank: 2 West
2011 Regional Rank: 1

2013 National Rank: 4 
2011 National Rank: 2

Average GMAT Score: 674
Work Experience: 83.3 months
Average Class Size: 60
Completion Rate: 96.5 months

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 57 percent 
Average Salary Increase: 23 percent

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Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles

2013 Regional Rank: 3 West
2011 Regional Rank: 5

2013 National Rank: 6
2011 National Rank: 13

Average GMAT Score: 596 
Work Experience: 60 months
Average Class Size: 15
Completion Rate: 89 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 62 percent
Average Salary Increase: 42 percent

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University of Southern California (Marshall)
University of Southern California (Marshall)

Los Angeles

2013 Regional Rank: 4 West
2011 Regional Rank: 7 

2013 National Rank: 11
2011 National Rank: 16

Average GMAT Score: 596
Work Experience: 71.8 months
Average Class Size: 62
Completion Rate: 95.5 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 64 percent 
Average Salary Increase: 38 percent

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University of Washington (Foster)
University of Washington (Foster)

Seattle

2013 Regional Rank: 5 West
2011 Regional Rank: 4

2013 National Rank: 15
2011 National Rank: 10

Average GMAT Score: 630
Work Experience: 81 months
Average Class Size: 48
Completion Rate: 94.4 percent

Grads Reporting Salary Increase: 52 percent 
Average Salary Increase: 46 percent

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