Out of 97 undergraduate business schools, the Boston College Carroll School of Management landed at #13 in the latest Poets&Quants ranking—and led the pack in teaching quality, according to alumni.

In this annual ranking, schools are measured on a mix of admissions standards, alumni surveys, and employment outcomes. Surveys go out to thousands of alumni who are two years out of school.

“So which school’s faculty got the best marks this year? That would be the faculty at Boston College’s Carroll School, which earned a 9.46,” according to the P&Q report, referring to teaching quality. The report also pegged the Carroll School at #6 on the question put to alumni, “Would you recommend the business program to a close friend or colleague?” Moreover, close to 94 percent of Carroll School grads were employed within 90 days of graduation, with an average starting total compensation of $76,508.

The Carroll School shares space in the P&Q top 20 with elite B-schools such as #8 Dyson (Cornell) and #9 Kenan-Flagler (University of North Carolina). Overall, in the publication’s grading system, the Carroll School earned a score of 91.28 out of 100. Only Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania scored 100.

Founded in 2014 by John A. Byrne—a former executive editor of BusinessWeek and editor-in-chief of Fast CompanyPoets&Quants has quickly become a highly influential online publication devoted to covering business education. Its list of the Best Undergraduate B-Schools Of 2020 for the coming year was released on December 20.

One way in which all the schools came out winners: Poets&Quants found that business has remained the most popular undergraduate major in the U.S.

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