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OSU named best in state in Journal Record’s annual Reader Rankings

Friday, July 2, 2021

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Oklahoma State University’s undergraduate programs were ranked the best and the Spears School of Business’ MBA program led the state in the Oklahoma City Journal Record’s annual Reader Rankings.

In the undergraduate category, OSU beat out the University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma. 

OSU offers 97 undergraduate majors and 110 minors throughout its curriculum. 

Dr. Jeanette Mendez, OSU interim provost and senior vice president, said the ranking proves students with degrees from OSU make a difference.

“OSU prides itself on our commitment to excellence across all of our degree programs,” Mendez said. “Being named as the best undergraduate school in the state of Oklahoma is a reflection of the commitment of our faculty and staff in providing the best educational experience as we train the next generation of students to be prepared to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.”

This was the fifth edition of its Reader Rankings, which starts with nominations in February before voting in March and April.

In the graduate category, the Spears School of Business beat out OU’s Price College of Business and UCO’s College of Business. 

Spears Business has had an MBA program for 60 years with an online option for nearly 25 years. It tied for 32nd in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report rankings released earlier this year. 

Ken Eastman, dean of Spears Business, said he is proud to see the readers of the Journal Record hold OSU in such high regard.

“We are very honored to be selected as the best MBA in Oklahoma, and this recognition is a testament to the dedicated faculty and staff who deliver this program,” Eastman said. “In fact, our online MBA has consistently been ranked as one of the best and most affordable in the nation. 

“We continue to innovate our program to meet the needs of our students and employers, having adopted a number of changes over the past few years. We want to be the MBA of choice for years to come!”

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