The Carroll School of Management is now in the top three of the nation’s best undergraduate business schools, according to new rankings published by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

The publication’s “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” survey lists the Carroll School at third, up one spot from Bloomberg’s last ranking two years ago.

Bloomberg surveyed nearly 30,000 students and recruiters at nearly 600 companies, examining such factors as student satisfaction, career outcomes and academic quality. The Villanova School of Business and the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business placed first and second, respectively, in the 2016 rankings, while the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce round out the top five.

“We’re grateful for being ranked number three,” said Andy Boynton, the John and Linda Powers Family Dean of the Carroll School. “Each year the rankings change their methodology, yet the Carroll School has consistently risen and we have been ranked very highly for several years now.”

Just 10 years ago, the Carroll School was ranked 23rd by Bloomberg, and 16th in 2011. Boynton, who has been dean during the period coinciding with the school’s rise in the rankings, has consistently pointed to research and teaching as key reasons why the Carroll School is a force in the management education landscape.

“The reality is that there are a handful of really great undergraduate business schools in the world, and we are right up there among the elite,” he said. “I say this with great pride—because of our superb faculty, dedicated staff, terrific students and very supportive senior administration at Boston College, there is no better undergraduate management or business school in the country.”

—Sean Hennessey | News & Public Affairs