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Ranking: Love School of Business among schools with highest percentage of minority students

The data and rankings were compiled by Poets & Quants, a business education news outlet that last year ranked the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business No. 39 in the U.S. overall. 

Elon’s undergraduate business program at the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is among the country’s top-ranked programs with the highest percentage of under-represented U.S. minorities enrolling in fall 2016, according to data released by business education news outlet Poets & Quants. 

The Koury Business Center is home to the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon. 

​Under-represented minorities accounted for 18 percent of the students in the undergraduate business degree program at Elon's Love School of Business last fall, the 13th-highest percentage among the country's top 50 business schools, Poets & Quants reported. Among the private schools in the rankings, Elon had the fifth-highest percentage, with Cornell University's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics taking the top ranking among all schools. 

Poets & Quants defined under-represented U.S. minorities as “Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.”

In its inaugural survey of undergraduate business programs at private and public institutions, Poets & Quants ranked Elon 39th overall. The survey methodology focused on school admissions standards, alumni perspectives on the educational experience and employment data. Elon ranked 30th for academic experience, 32nd for the employment of its graduates and 44th in admissions standards. 

Poets & Quants is headed by Editor-in-Chief John Byrne, who along with being the founder of C-Change Media formerly served as executive editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, Businessweek.com and Fast Company. He created the first regularly published rankings of business schools for Businessweek in 1988 and has authored several business school guidebooks.

Nicole Filippo,
2/23/2017 10:20 AM