Our Alumni

As of September 2021, Stanford GSB has 31,468 living alumni and has awarded a total of 36,463 degrees.

Living Alumni by Program and Degrees Awarded
Program Degrees Awarded Living Alumni % of Total
MBA 23,299 20,061 63.6%
PhD 1,004 959 3.0%
MSx (Sloan) 2,895 2,617 8.3%
SEP 9,245 7,831 24.9%
Total 36,463 31,468 100.0%
Includes all degrees awarded since the school’s founding. A number of our alumni hold multiple Stanford GSB degrees. These individuals are counted once according to the degree hierarchy listed above. The figures include degree and certificate holders, as well as those who were enrolled in a program for three or more quarters but did not graduate.
Reported Geographic Distribution
Location Alumni % of Total
U.S. 20,469 65.0%
  Bay Area 7,881 25.0%
  Elsewhere in the U.S. 12,672 40.3%
Outside U.S. 7,472 23.7%
Unknown Address 3,554 11.3%
Based on addresses of living alumni reported in the Alumni Directory as of September 2021.
Largest Chapters
Chapter Alumni % of Total
Bay Area 7,881 25.0%
New York 2,097 6.7%
Los Angeles 1,274 4.0%
United Kingdom 869 2.8%
Washington DC 818 2.6%
Boston 694 2.2%
Japan 686 2.2%
Florida 675 2.1%
Seattle (Puget Sound) 655 2.1%
Australia 585 1.9%
Middle East & Africa 502 1.6%
Colorado 482 1.5%
Switzerland 468 1.5%
Singapore 445 1.4%
Chicago 423 1.3%
San Diego 409 1.3%
Dallas/Ft. Worth 401 1.3%
France 394 1.3%
Mexico 383 1.2%
Portland 369 1.2%
Living MBA Alumni by Gender and Class Year
Decade Living Women % Women Living Men % Men Total Living
1930s 0 0% 3 100% 3
1940s 7 4.6% 144 95.4% 151
1950s 11 1.7% 649 98.3% 660
1960s 15 0.9% 1,617 99.1% 1,632
1970s 359 12.9% 2,422 87.1% 2,781
1980s 774 25.8% 2,228 74.2% 3,002
1990s 996 28.9% 2,454 71.1% 3,450
2000s 1,275 34.7% 2,399 65.3% 3,674
2010s 1,496 37.7% 2,475 62.3% 3,971
2020s 326 44.2% 411 55.8% 337
Grand Total 5,259 26.2% 14,802 73.8% 20,061

Alumni Participation: Fiscal Year 2021

8.6% (2,707) of all Stanford GSB alumni provided volunteer support for Stanford GSB programs.

17.4% (5,472) of all Stanford GSB alumni attended Stanford GSB-sponsored events here and around the world.

21.0% (6,622) of all ​Stanford GSB alumni showed their support to ​Stanford GSB through volunteering and attendance at ​Stanford GSB activities.

31.63% (5,578) of our MBA alumni made a gift to Stanford GSB.