- 4 Nobel laureates
- 4–5 members of the National Academy of Sciences
- 19 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 5 recipients of the John Bates Clark Medal in Economics
|Tenure and Tenure-Track||120|
|Adjunct Professors and Full-Time Lecturers||118|
|Other Teaching Staff**||7|
|*As of Sep 1, 2020.
**Includes less than full-time lecturers and other teaching staff.
More information is available on our employment reports.
|* As of Sep 20, 2020.|
|U.S. Minority||37% (47% of U.S.)||27%||27%||29%|
|Average Work Experience (yrs.)*||4.7||4||4||4|
|* Reported as median prior to 2020.|
|Engineering, Math, or Natural Sciences||37%||33%||34%||37%|
|Humanities or Social Sciences||44%||50%||48%||44%|
|Cost||Single Student||Married Student|
|Books and Supplies||$1,671||$1,671|
|Materials and Program Fee||$900||$900|
|*The cost of attendance, including tuition and other expenses, for a first-year MBA student for the academic year, from Sep. 11, 2020 to Jun. 3, 2021.|
The living allowance listed above includes rent, food, and personal expenses for a moderate lifestyle. An additional allowance may be made for eligible dependent children.
Stanford University Cardinal Care medical insurance is included in the cost of attendance for all students, even if covered by an alternative insurance plan. The single student health insurance rate is listed above, on the assumption that spouses will have separate coverage.
What’s Not Included
Expenses related to the global experience requirement are not included above. The total cost for the GER may range from $3,000 to $4,500. Some GER experiences can be considered in your cost of attendance calculation, and some cannot. Recipients of need-based fellowships may be eligible for additional grant funding up to forty percent of approved expenses for one qualifying trip.
|Class Entering||Fall 2019||Fall 2018||Fall 2017||Fall 2016|
|Class Entering||Fall 2020||Fall 2019||Fall 2018||Fall 2017|
|Total PhDs in Residence||125||133||127||128|
|* Includes Asian Americans|
In 2018–19, 787 participants participated in 11 online programs.
|Number of Programs||90||90||84**||60|
|*Includes blended programs (online and in-person).
**Does not include online programs.
|Number of Programs||11||6||7||–|
|Program||Degrees Awarded||Living Alumni||% of Total|
|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.|
|Location||Alumni||% of Total|
|Elsewhere in the U.S.||12,341||39.7%|
|Based on addresses of living alumni reported in the Alumni Directory as of September 2020.|
General Information about Stanford GSB
When was Stanford GSB founded?
Stanford GSB was established in 1925 at the request of future U.S. President and Stanford alumnus Herbert Hoover.
Is the school accredited?
Yes, Stanford GSB is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Established in 1916, AACSB is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education.
Is the school public or private?
Stanford GSB is a private institution.
Does the school offer an undergraduate business program?
No, we do not offer an undergraduate degree in business.
Does the school offer online courses?
Stanford LEAD is a nine-course program to be completed over the course of a year. The academically rigorous online experience of the program combines self-paced video lectures, individual assessments, team-based projects, class-wide discussions, and ongoing peer and faculty feedback.
The Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program is an online program designed to foster your ability to think differently in your quest to develop innovative products and services. The self-paced courses enable you to earn a certificate on your own schedule.
Does the school offer part-time degree programs?
No, all degree programs are full-time.
Does the school offer evening or summer sessions?
We do not offer a degree program with evening or summer classes. However, we do offer Stanford Ignite, a four-month academic program that exposes Stanford master’s, PhD, MD, and post-doctorate students with Silicon Valley innovators, scientists, and engineers. Stanford Ignite empowers individuals to formulate, develop, and commercialize their ideas.
Throughout the year, we offer a wide variety of Executive Education programs.
Does the school offer joint or dual degree programs?
The Stanford GSB MBA Program offers the following joint degrees:
- MA in Education/MBA
- MS in Computer Science/MBA
- MS in Electrical Engineering/MBA
- MS in Environment & Resources/MBA
In a joint degree program, a single course may count toward multiple degrees. Your degrees must be conferred simultaneously, upon completion of degree requirements for both programs.
We also offer dual degrees, including a Stanford MD/MBA.
In a dual degree, you may apply credit from a course to only one degree. All dual degrees may require more than the two years of study at Stanford GSB.
What other academic program options are available?
As part of the MBA and MSx programs, students can earn a Certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation by completing specific course requirements.
Does the school offer courses in locations besides the main campus?
Yes, some of our Executive Education programs are taught in off-campus locations.